Title

Discovering Argentina’s Heart and Soul

Date

5-30-2013 1:00 PM

Location

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 105

Department

Study Abroad and International Exchanges

Session Chair

Michele V. Price

Session Title

Stories from Argentina - Digital Productions by WOU Study Abroad Students

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Michele V. Price

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

This digital story is a capstone project I created to summarize my 3 and a half week study abroad journey in Rosario, Argentina during the summer of 2012. As a student, wife, mother, and future elementary teacher, my decision to travel alone to another continent was multi-dimensional. I desired an immersion into the familiarity of being a cultural and linguistic minority, both things I had never experienced, for a better understanding of and empathy for my future students and their families. What I discovered was so very much more. This is my story.

About the session:

Digital storytelling is a powerful tool for helping students bring their study abroad experience full circle. The process of creating a digital story leads students to reflect more deeply on their time abroad as they brainstorm, create storyboards, write scripts, and finally produce their stories.

Inspired by the work of the Center for Digital Storytelling and the Digital Storytelling Working Group, Western Oregon University's Office of Study Abroad and International Exchanges, in collaboration with WOU's Writing Center, has implemented digital storytelling as one of the requirements for the Study Abroad Capstone Project.

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May 30th, 1:00 PM

Discovering Argentina’s Heart and Soul

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 105

This digital story is a capstone project I created to summarize my 3 and a half week study abroad journey in Rosario, Argentina during the summer of 2012. As a student, wife, mother, and future elementary teacher, my decision to travel alone to another continent was multi-dimensional. I desired an immersion into the familiarity of being a cultural and linguistic minority, both things I had never experienced, for a better understanding of and empathy for my future students and their families. What I discovered was so very much more. This is my story.

About the session:

Digital storytelling is a powerful tool for helping students bring their study abroad experience full circle. The process of creating a digital story leads students to reflect more deeply on their time abroad as they brainstorm, create storyboards, write scripts, and finally produce their stories.

Inspired by the work of the Center for Digital Storytelling and the Digital Storytelling Working Group, Western Oregon University's Office of Study Abroad and International Exchanges, in collaboration with WOU's Writing Center, has implemented digital storytelling as one of the requirements for the Study Abroad Capstone Project.