If you wish to share your blog, please complete the form below and in the drop down, indicate “General Blog Submission.”

 

If you wish to participate in the Travel Writing Program, please visit the webpage, follow the instructions for participation and complete the form below to submit your entries.

General Blog Post submissions
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Writer’s Guidelines:

  1. Must follow WWU Best Practices for Social Media guidelines.
  2. Use practical information gained from first-hand experience.
  3. Students should immerse themselves abroad while respecting the culture and customs of the people whose countries (homes) are being visited (while preferably spending money which benefits the local economies directly).
  4. Use appropriate language: Submissions should use standard English and follow established rules of grammar, as well as embody a level of formality appropriate for your audience. The use of profanity will not be tolerated, and submissions should avoid biased or derogatory comments, including slang, or jargon.
  5. Content must be information-based. Readers are unable to check all sources, so current and accurate information is essential. Try to approach travel writing as an engaged journalist wishing to share important and exciting information with others.
  6. Students are encouraged to include photos, videos, and graphics within their submissions: Multimedia is becoming increasingly expected by all those who read about anything related to travel and study abroad, as it is an effective way of engagement. The more powerful and immersive the photos you include, the more the reader will get a sense of place, people, and culture.
    • IMPORTANT: Photo Release & Permission – for all WWU students appearing in photographs
      You must have verbal or written consent to submit photos, and can provide written statements of approval from other WWU students, (if present in the submitted photos) upon request if necessary.  You must grant Education Abroad (EdAbroad) permission to use your likeness in a photograph in any and all of its publications, including websites, without payment or any other consideration.
      You must irrevocably authorize EdAbroad to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute your blog for purposes of publicizing EdAbroad programs or for any other lawful purpose. In addition, I waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written or electronic copy, wherein my likeness appears.  Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of the blog or photograph.
      You must hold harmless and release and forever discharge EdAbroad from all claims, demands, and causes of action which I, my heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on my behalf or on behalf of my estate have or may have by reason of this authorization.
      You must be 18 years of age or older and competent to contract in your own name.

*By submitting your blog, you agree to the Western’s Multimedia terms of service