SPOTLIGHT: Mississippi State’s Study Abroad With Social Media

The study abroad space is ripe for social media efforts.  With students dispersed across the globe, communication is easier through social media.  Additionally, with these once-in-a-liftime opportunities come some great photos and stories.  Media that can aid in getting other students excited about a study abroad experience.  Mississippi State University held photo and blogging contests form 2009-2011 to get their students sharing about their experiences.  They also game-ified them through voting to add an element of competition.

This includes a “Bulldog Radar” map of where students are:

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Photo Essays:

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Blogs:

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Photo Contests:

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past-spotlightsThis is a post from my ongoing effort to highlight interesting examples of social media efforts by colleges and universities every Monday.  Check out past examples here.  Have an example to share?  Tweet me.