Project Code: STATE-IND-121
|Project Title||Blog about your college life|
|Project Summary||Share your college experience with Indian students who are considering studying in the U.S. Use your creativity, enthusiasm and writing skills to manage a blog - posting, writing and interviewing about life on campus to connect with Indian students thinking about applying to U.S. universities.|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||2|
166,000 Indians are currently studying in the U.S., and that number has been steadily growing in recent years. Indians, of course, can choose to study abroad a number of countries. What makes studying in the U.S. so great, so unique? Why should they choose to studying in the U.S. rather than somewhere else? A blog about “My American College Life” will give potential students a peek into the daily life of a real-life American college student on an actual American college campus. What courses are you taking? What non-academic activities do you do? What is your dining hall like? What do you do with your friends? What are your daily observations of life on campus? Even your mundane daily routines would be of interest to Indian students who have never set foot in the U.S. and are considering taking the huge step of spending their college years in a foreign country. The intern would be expected to post blogs two times a week minimum, and touch on a variety of themes that may be of interest to Indian students. Posts can include interviews or conversations with current Indian (or other international) students enrolled at your school. The intern would be expected to reach out to Indian or other international students to incorporate/reflect their experiences, and to engage with visitors to the blog, answering questions, providing links to resources etc.
|Social media management|
We anticipate that this will run the full academic year, and are looking for two students at two different universities to join. Interns are expected to be independent, proactive, and use good judgment in blog posts. Feedback and guidance will be conducted primarily by email.