INT video contest

UCalgary International Video Contest

You travelled the world.
Now show us what you experienced!

The theme of the 2023 International Video Contest is A Day in Your Life Abroad.

This theme invites you to depict a typical day in the life of a student in a foreign country. It encompasses a wide range of elements, such as the experiences, challenges, and cultural interactions that collectively make studying abroad a unique and transformative journey.

Whether you are a UCalgary student who participated on a study abroad program, or an incoming exchange student who would like to share your experience in Canada or from your home country, we welcome you to enter the video contest! We want to see the world through your eyes. Share your experiences and enter for a chance to win prizes!  

Please note that all videos submitted must align with the contest theme. Submissions will be posted to our Study Abroad YouTube Channel for public voting.

The contest is now closed for entries. Thank you to everyone who submitted videos!

Voting will begin on December 11, 2023 through the UCalgary Study Abroad YouTube channel. Voting is done by "likes". Voting will stay open through the holiday season and officially close at 8am January 3, 2024.

2 winners will be selected: one for the Vlog category and one for the Reel/Short category. Winners will be notified in early January to collect their prize!



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Enter the Contest

Review the rules

The contest rules document includes information such as eligibility, video format, how the videos will be shared, etc.

Note: Only current UCalgary students who have participated in a study abroad program (including incoming exchange students) are eligible to enter the video contest.

CLICK HERE - Rules & Regulations


Make your video

The video contest has 2 categories: VLOG (must be 2-4 minutes long, filmed in landscape mode) and REEL/SHORT (must be <1 minute long, filmed in portrait mode).

You can enter videos to one or both categories!

Note: Copyright music & images are not permitted. If your video has voiceover, please include subtitles. See the rules document for more information.

Sign the form

All videos must be accompanied by a signed Entry Form and Release Form at the time of submission.

CLICK HERE - Entry & Release Form Package

Submit it!

Videos can be submitted via email or UCalgary OneDrive.

Remember: The deadline is 11:59 PM, Monday November 6, 2023

CLICK HERE - Submission Instructions

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Thank you to our sponsor!

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Looking for some inspiration?

Want to see what past video entries have looked like? Here are a few of our favourites.

*Please note: video contest entries are now required to be made accessible for adaptive technologies. Although many past video entries are strictly visual/auditory, all videos going forwards must include captioning for any spoken dialogue or music.

Home Away From Home - Connecting with a New World

Hana Kadri (UCalgary TAB Program in Spain)

Home in the Pacific Rim? 3 Countries in 3 Months!

Michael Kwan (EVDS Faculty Study Program to Asia)

Copenhagen Connect

Melody Petersen (UCalgary Exchange in Denmark)

A Story Abroad

Alvan Le (UCalgary Haskayne Exchange to Spain)

"Gringo" in Goiânia

Michael J. Barry (UCalgary TAB Program in Brazil)

My Second Home

Emily Chiasson (UCalgary Group Study Program to Japan)