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Digital Stories | IFSA-Butler Alumni

"Everyone has many stories to tell. The ritual of sharing insights about life can be immensely valuable both to those who speak and those who bear witness. People who believe they are mundane, uninteresting, or unmemorable possess beneath this mask a vivid, complex, and rich body of stories just waiting to be told."
-Center for Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling is a short form of digital media production that allows everyday people to share aspects of their life story. At IFSA-Butler, we've engaged our alumni and current students in this process as a means for them to explore their engagement in their host cultures and communities. It has also proved a wonderful outlet in which we can more richly communicate the value of study abroad to audiences worldwide, especially students who may be wondering if an international experience is worth the time and effort. We invite you to connect with our students through the humor, sincerity and true personality displayed in the stories below.

For more information on Digital Storytelling and the impact of this art form worldwide, please visit The Center for Digital Storytelling.

Featured Stories

Emily Eckert, Xavier University
Santiago: Business and Culture in the 21st Century (Chile)
Winner of the 2013 GoAbroad Innovation Award!
Devon Geary, Amherst College
University of Queensland (Australia)
 
 
Lily Welborn, Southwestern University
Mendoza Universities Program (Argentina)

Australia & New Zealand

Australia

Erin Wholey, Providence College
University of Technology, Sydney
Katie Clark, Duke University
James Cook University
Hannah Staiger, Middlebury College
University of Sydney
Devon Geary, Amherst College
University of Queensland
Jessica Noyes, Villanova University
University of Adelaide
Lori Weinstein, Vanderbilt University
University of Queensland

New Zealand

Amy Moser, Franklin & Marshall College
University of Otago
Daniel Solway, Kenyon College
University of Otago
Rachel Gerwig, Butler University
Victoria University of Wellington
Andrew Jdaydani, Vassar College
University of Otago

Latin America

Argentina

Lily Welborn, Southwestern University
Mendoza Universities Program
Grace Schutte, University of Virginia
Argentine Universities Program
Emily Buss, University of Wisconsin Madison
Argentine Universities Program
Sohee Cha, University of Pennsylvania
Argentine Universities Program
Sonja Spangler, University of Pittsburgh
Argentine Universities Program

Chile

Emily Eckert, Xavier University
Santiago: Business and Culture in the 21st Century
Marielle Petranoff, Michigan State University
Chilean Universities Program, Santiago
Amelia Piecuch, Drake University
Chilean Universities Program, Valparaíso
Gabriel Keeler, University of Denver
Valparaíso Intermediate Program

Costa Rica

Sarah Crom, Wheaton College Massachusetts
Universidad Nacional
Catherine Ensch, University of Minnesota
Universidad Nacional
Lynda Watson, College of Charleston
Universidad Nacional
Jacqueline Young, Transylvania University
Universidad Nacional
Mara Goldberg, American University
Universidad Nacional
Jason Olin, George Washington University
Universidad Nacional

Mexico

Ellie Stevens, Grinnell College
Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
Evert Yang, University of Iowa
Medical Spanish and Public Health in the Yucatán
Sally Hodges-Copple, Rice University
Language and Cultural Studies in the Yucatán
Greg Zemtsov, Butler University
Language and Cultural Studies in the Yucatán
Nicole Kreuzman, University of Evansville
Language and Cultural Studies in the Yucatán
Adrian Hincapie, Brandeis University
Language and Cultural Studies in the Yucatán
Rachel Hahn, Butler University
Language and Cultural Studies in the Yucatán
Lauren McMahon, University of Virginia
Language and Cultural Studies in the Yucatán
Ellen Sandin, The College of Wooster
Language and Cultural Studies in the Yucatán
Steven Heetvik, University of Iowa
Language and Cultural Studies in the Yucatán
Carrie Elmore, Portland State University
Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

Peru

Angelica Cruz, College of the Holy Cross
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Nathan Boin, University of Denver
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Molly Heiligman, Tulane University
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Middle East

Janna Lauer, Drake University
Alexandria University (Egypt)

United Kingdom & Ireland

England

Zoe Rammelkamp, Johns Hopkins University
King's College London
Angela Geiss, Illinois State University
Queen Mary, University of London

Ireland

Katie Downey, Berea College
Queen's University Belfast (Northern Ireland)
Stephanie Errera, Providence College
NUI Galway

Scotland

Ava Goepfert, Gustavus Adolphus College
University of Edinburgh
Bethany Campbell, Hamilton College
University of Edinburgh
Rikki Eble, Ursinus College
University of Glasgow

Wales

Laura Litwin, Drake University
Cardiff University
 
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