Assignment: Why study abroad? Ask Michelle Obama
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Created March 11, 2014 by
First Lady Michelle Obama is going to be in China soon, emphasizing the importance of students learning from one another's cultures. She wants to hear your questions.
Last year, only 1% of U.S. students studied abroad. There are new initiatives launching in hopes of doubling the amount of American students that travel internationally.
Whether you’ve studied or worked abroad in the past, have never considered it, or are trying to decide if international travel is for you, this is your opportunity to speak up. Why should young people spend the money to go to another country? Who does it these days? What are the risks and benefits?
Mrs. Obama will answer some of your top questions.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 17. Please make sure to shoot videos horizontally and keep questions under 15 seconds.
And if you’ve participated in a study abroad or cultural exchange program in the past, we want to hear about your experience. Share photos from your overseas adventure and let us know what you learned. We’ll include a selection of stories in our coverage on the First Lady’s China trip.
UPDATE: This assignment is now closed. Thank you for your fantastic questions and stories! See which ones were answered by Mrs. Obama.