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Video Topic List


Video Topic List

Edited Video Topic List

Take your favorite clips from those compiled throughout the semester and create a short video that displays your videography skills and tells a story. These topics can also be covered in Topic list B.

Tell your story

How has your personal outlook changed now that you are abroad and have experienced the world? Visually tell the story of your study abroad or internship abroad journey. What you loved, what you learned, what you would recommend, would you do it again?

Diversity Abroad

Are you an underrepresented student (Students of Color, LGBTQIA+ Students, Student Athletes, Students with Disabilities, High Financial Need Students (Pell Eligible), Men, First Gen. College Students)? Diversity is a term that can have many different meanings depending on context – race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, etc. How does your study abroad or internship look with your different background, sets of experiences, cultural context, and world views? Start a discussion about your experiences as a diverse student in your host city.

What were the first things you saw or stood out to you when landing in your new home and settling in your dorm/apartment/homestay? How did you feel? Did you have any “international trip/embarking on a new journey jitters?” Show us your transition into [insert host country] culture?

Favorite Places in [your city]

Show and describe your favorite local places, restaurants, parks, cafes, etc. in your host city that you’d recommend to future students. Have fun with it, think Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown or Samantha Brown's Passport to Europe.

Create Your Own Walking Tour

Create your own walking tour of your host city. What does it look like, feel like, how have you become a local in your new home? Including places to stop and see, like museums to tour, unknown corners of your host city, etc., along the way

Learning from the Locals

Craft a video about the most interesting, influential, or memorable cultural moments or locals you have met that visually tells the story of your host culture. Show locals in their natural element and what makes them quintessentially [host culture].


As your time abroad comes to a close, reflect on your experiences. What did you learn? Did you change? What new skills or ideas will you take home? How will study abroad impact your future? What do you wish you knew before going abroad? SUGGESTED: "__#__ Things To Know About Studying Abroad in [CITY]"

Music Abroad

Describe the local music scene abroad. How is it similar to the U.S.? How is it different? What types of music are popular? Does your destination abroad have an interesting music scene?

Have a different idea?

Let me know beforehand and I’ll consider it for approval.

B-roll Topic List

B-roll: Have your phone or camera out and record your surroundings when you find something interesting (and try to remember landscape -- horizontal -- recordings on your phone!). Please get B-Roll shots (and sounds) of the following Topics (can cover topic list A too)

CEA Cultural Engagement Activities

Is your CEA group learning how to make pasta together? Or maybe your CEA staff is leading a walking tour of your city’s best street art. Whatever the CEA activity is, share what it was like to participate in local activities! What are you doing? Where are you going? What did you like most? What impacted you most?

Volunteer Experiences

Are you planning on volunteering while abroad or are others in your program? Show us! Give us a firsthand glimpse into volunteer opportunities onsite. Review the guiding questions below for you to answer or for your in person interview with a CEA student or onsite staff member:

  • How did you find your volunteering experience?
  • What type of activities will you be doing?
  • How do you think your volunteer experience will impact your experience abroad (or how has it impacted your experience abroad)?
Share Your Connection to Your Study Abroad City

Show us why you selected your particular city. Maybe it was the architecture, the people, the dancing, the music, the people, family etc.

CEA Center & School

Show us around your CEA Center or offices and your school, classroom. Give us a tour, show future students what it’s like to go to your school and what they might see if they sign up for the same program. Your CEA on-site team may suggest locations they need help covering.

360 Video

Do you have 360 video capabilities? Go for it! Show us around your home, they streets of your host city, your classroom, etc.

Helpful Suggestions to include in these topics
  • Art abroad: Museums, street art, graffiti, etc.
  • Tips for traveling abroad
  • Navigating public transportation (or your host city in general)
  • Tips to stay physically and mentally healthy abroad
  • Have a creative idea that isn’t listed? Please submit to your CEA contact via e-mail for approval

Other Topic Ideas

CEA Housing

What’s it like to live in a homestay? An Apartment? A Dorm? This one can be fun. Have a CEA student (or yourself) give the camera a tour of their living arrangements.

Helpful Topic Suggestions
  • Making friends with international students
  • Student life in your host city
  • Life in a homestay
  • Making CEA housing feel like home
  • Small victories: Accomplishments in your new life abroad
  • Have a creative idea that isn’t listed? Please submit to your CEA contact via e-mail for approval

Questions/Concerns? Email the Content Creator Program Coordinator!

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