Back in January I posted to several new media and listserv outlets and my blog about the Google Search commercial featuring study abroad that aired during the Super Bowl. This, of course, was a great way for the idea of study abroad in the U.S. to gain visibility. Well, it didn’t stop at the Super Bowl. So far in 2010, five major corporations in the U.S. have featured study abroad in their commercials and four of these have exclusively focused on the study abroad experience. I have embedded the videos below for your viewing pleasure.
In addition to seeing international education featured in commercials here in the U.S. we are also seeing a new exchange student character introduced this season in the television program Glee (more here) and The Lifetime channel is planning a movie on Amanda Knox (more here). To be sure, the having exchange students on television and in movies is nothing new and I have posted about this in the past here, here and here.
A special mention of thanks to Sarah McNitt from Miami University is necessary for alerting me to and finding a few of these of these commercials!
IHEC Blog also has a YouTube channel you may want to visit as I have subscribed to 295 international education channels. You can view IHEC Blog’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/IHECBlog..