What's Next Shanghai Fall 2013

Become a Global Storyteller

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Share your experience abroad on THIS IS NYU by becoming a Global Storyteller!

The stories, photos, videos, and quotes you’ll share during your Study Away experience — combined with those shared by your fellow Global Storytellers — will broadcast a truly unique perspective of what it’s like to spend a semester away, take classes, and travel with NYU around the world.

Please read through the following information and complete the sign-up survey at the end to confirm.  Global Program Scholarship winners are required to participate.

How does it work?

Community 2.0 is a collection of student experiences. Each member will receive his or her own custom-made blog, and, every day, their best stories and images will be shared on the main Community 2.0 page. Think of it as the homepage for a newspaper, where highlights appear on the front, and more content can be found on separate pages that belong to each section. A Global Editor in New York will search for highlights, review your content every day, and share your posts on the Community 2.0 homepage.


We have the following requirements you must commit to as a Global Storyteller:


  1. Be real. Be smart. Be nice. Represent your community, fellow Global Storytellers, and the University positively and proudly.
  2. Post at least twice a week, for a minimum of 30 posts per semester — but there’s no maximum.If you travel for a holiday such as fall or spring break, post while away or make up for that week when you get back.
  3. Post the week before you leave for your semester away, and the week after the semester ends.Pre-arrival and post-departure are interesting and essential parts of your experience.
  4. Successfully complete required training session and exit survey.Date for training session will be announced shortly. The exit survey will be emailed to you after your semester away.
  5. Respond to emails from the Community 2.0 team in a timely manner.We know you’re busy being awesome, but we’ll always expect a response from you within 48 hours.
  6. Proudly stand behind the content of your blog and maintain the established design and template.You should proudly stand behind the content you share and ensure that your blog template does not change.

What’s considered an appropriate post?

We aren’t interested in setting word counts. We know that sometimes it’s hard to contain yourself to 250 words, and that some experiences are best shared in the length of a tweet. But we need some common ground, so we’ll go into more detail during the training session.

During your semester away, you’ll receive a progress update from the Global Editors in New York. This will be a good way to make sure your contributions are on track, and will give you enough time to improve your performance to avoid financial repercussions.

Next Steps

If you are interested in participating, please complete the Community 2.0 Training Sign-up Form indicating all available sessions.


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