Where Will Penn Take You? EAP Video Contest

Spring 2024 Exchange at Penn (EAP) students are invited to submit to the EAP video contest!

Share your experiences at Penn to represent your life and academic experiences while studying abroad. As you answer the question “Where Will Penn Take You?” you may consider a variety of subjects, including student life, local culture, the classroom, history, professional experience, and/or community. Be creative and show us a reflection of how these experiences have been meaningful to you as you embrace the Penn community and have new learning experiences.


  • Video submissions must be between 45-60 seconds. No more, no less.

  • Audio/visuals can use a variety of multimedia but should not be strictly a slideshow of images and must have been created for this contest.

  • Music used in your video must not violate an artist's copyright. You can find free music in a variety of places by searching online, including https://www.freemusicarchive.org. Some may require giving credit to the artist in the video (using a title at the beginning or end).

  • Videos can be of any genre, format, and aesthetic, ranging from dramatic to art to documentary.

  • Subject matter should be original, relevant to the category, and suitable for distribution. They may not contain references to alcohol, drugs, etc.

  • Only one entry per person is allowed.

  • Only Exchange at Penn students studying in Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 will be considered. 

  • Video submissions will be shared on Penn Abroad’s social media channels and may have Penn Abroad titles/logos added to the beginning.

  • Entries will be accepted on a rolling basis and you are welcome to submit your video at any time prior to the deadline.

  • The deadline for submissions is April 21, 2024. 


Videos will be judged by a panel coordinated by the Penn Abroad team. Winners will be announced at the EAP Farewell Banquet. You are encouraged to be creative and experiment with style, genre, and imagery. The best submissions will:

  • Reflect on your experience and artfully respond to the theme and what being abroad means to you.
  • Have a concept, tell a story, or use the format to have a clear beginning, middle, and end.
  • Inspire, encourage, and help your fellow students understand your unique experience abroad.


  • First Prize - $500

  • Second Prize - $250

*The payment of an award to a student recipient will be reported as Miscellaneous Income. For U.S. citizens, no taxes are withheld from these payments, although the university does report the payments to the IRS and the student on form 1099-MISC. For foreign nationals, awards will be subject to a withholding of up to 30%. Information regarding a potential income tax treaty exemption from withholding will be reviewed by the tax office prior to the award disbursement. 

Questions? Contact Camille Cropley at ccropley@upenn.edu. 


Entry Form

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Past Video Contest Winners

Where will Penn Take You? by Jaron Choe, 1st place winner of the Fall 2023 Video Contest