UCalgary International Video Contest

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

Every Fall semester, UCalgary International hosts an international video contest. The contest is open 
to all current students. This is an opportunity for students to show us their time on their Study Abroad program and the connections that they made through Study Abroad in their host country, culture, and community!

This year's theme was: “Perspectives”

We asked students: What was your perspective on things prior to your Study Abroad program? How did your experience change or alter your perspective? If you had to take on online course or make changes in your plans what were those experiences like? We wanted to know how their time as part of a Study Abroad program changed their worldview on things like education, learning, food, life-style, music and culture!

Entries were published on our Study Abroad YouTube channel and voted on during International Education Week in November of 2020.

Important Information

2020 Contest Concluded
The 2020 contest has come to an end but you can still view all of the entries below or on the Study Abroad YouTube channel


Contact us at study.abroad@ucalgary.ca

Dijon & France through my eyes - France

Valentina Fajardo

2020 Winner: Valentina Fajardo

The envelope please...

After thousands of views and hundreds of votes for this years #UCalgary International Video Contest we are very proud to congratulate our winner Valentina Fajardo!

Valentina's Video "Dijon & France through my eyes" was based on her exchange program at the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France!

Congrats to Valentina and all our participants!

2020 Video Contest Entries

A Mezcla of cultures: Spain from the eyes of an Exchange Student - Spain

Alyssa English

Studying Abroad State of Mind - Manchester, UK

Kylea Taylor

Learning through a Different Lens - Ecuador

Hibah Faheem

How I Survived my Exchange in Copenhagen - Denmark

Maria Spina Sorochan

Viva Mexico! - Mexico

Leann Leung

New Zealand Through an Albertan’s Eyes - New Zealand

Zoe Penno

Introducing Europe: Who I Met & Why You Should Go - Copenhagen

Gwyneth Yu

Thank you to our 2019/20 Sponsors!

Prizes for the 2019 International Video Contest were provided by these amazing University departments, local vendors and establishments!

We will have more information on becoming of 2020 / 2021 Video and Photo Contest sponsor in the coming months, to add yourself to our possible sponsor contact list be sure to email Ryan Ohashi, Promotions Coordinator, Education Abroad.  

Please note entry has CLOSED for the 2020 Video Contest!

Contest rules & options for submission (including directions for submitting your video over email via dropbox or other online transfer platform) will be posted here in documents for your reference.

When submitting your video, you will be required  to fill out both an Entry Form and Release Form. Print these off at home, scan and include them when submitting your video. Your entry MUST include both of the signed release forms.

Looking for some inspiration?

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

You can check out more videos on our YouTube channel.

*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)