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Kent State Student is Finalist in Student Diplomat Video Contest

Posted Nov. 16, 2012

Kent State University student Glenn Bolich, a senior news major who studied in Italy, is one of the five finalists in a national contest that will decide the winner of Student Diplomat Video Contest.

The competition is sponsored by Connecting Our World, an advocacy community powered by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

Videos from the five finalists can be viewed on the website until Nov. 27. Winners will be determined by survey votes and will be announced in December. The winner will be bestowed the title of 2012 Student Diplomat and will receive a $1,000 travel voucher from STA Travel, a NAFSA Global Partner. The runner-up will be awarded a hand-held flip camera.
The other finalists in the 2012 Student Diplomat Video Contest are:
•    Alisha Forbes of Doane College; studied in Africa (Tanzania, Malawi, Namibia, Lesotho, and South Africa)
•    Ashley Feith of Marymount Manhattan College; studied in Greece
•    Angela Santilli of California State University, Chico; studied in Ghana
•    Samantha Costas of the University of the South; studied in Cuba
The challenge to contestants was to tell a compelling story about how they became "student diplomats" by connecting in meaningful ways with people and cultures in other countries and by gaining global skills that will help them in their future academic studies and professional careers.
Connecting Our World is a global community of individuals taking action to support public policies that strengthen and expand international education. STA Travel is a youth travel agency enabling students and young adults to explore the world by creating experiences filled with adventure, discovery and personal growth.

For more information about opportunities to study abroad while attending Kent State, visit

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Media Contacts:

Katie O’Connell for NAFSA,, 202-495-2559
Emily Vincent,, 330-672-8595