USC Upstate Events

Study Abroad! A Wonderful Opportunity

Presentation and Awards

Event Detail
Date: Monday, March 3rd
Time: 5:00 pm

Study Abroad is a wonderful opportunity to travel, meet people, visit new places, and experience a new culture. We want everyone at USC Upstate to know about your experience. In order to encourage every study abroad student to participate in sharing their story, we are establishing a new creative competition.

How does it work?

Participants present 6 PowerPoint slides in a timed presentation. Each slide will appear for 20 seconds. Each contestant may talk about each individual slide or have a coherent text which does not accompany any individual slide. Because the slides are timed, it is often more effective to not focus on each slide individually. The text may be prose or poetry, a daily entry in a journal, an anthropological observation or a more journalistic text. We encourage the presentation to be more of a narrative form with a beginning, a middle, and an end (rather than solely discussing the pictures themselves). The talk may be no longer than 2 minutes.

On March 3rd at 5pm, participants will share their presentations before a panel of judges. Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to come! The event will be held in the Campus Life Center, room 309.

There are Prizes!

• 1st Place - $100
• 2nd Place - $50
• 3rd Place - $25

The 1st and 2nd place winners will be invited to compete with other universities at the regional competition in Greenville during Upstate International for a chance to win $300!

Deadline and Rules

All entries and releases must be turned into the Center for International Studies (Campus Life Center, Room 202) by February 24th at noon. The PowerPoint presentations and text of the spoken portion should be submitted via email to Patrick McCleary at The attached release forms can be scanned and sent via email or brought to the Center for International Studies office. For full competition rules, please refer to the attached documents.

Location: Room: 309
(CLC) Campus Life Center
800 University Way
Spartanburg SC 29303
Patrick McCleary

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