Being a GLA alum comes with a lot of great opportunities. We know that you have thoughts on just about everything GLA-related, so we’ve compiled a fun list of ways that you can share your experiences!
Yes, we know you’re already on FB about to share a memory from four or so years ago. So while you’re there, why not like GLA’s Facebook Fanpage and introduce yourself to your GLA country’s group. You’ll make some new friends, and score a few likes on your latest profile pic!
We all know you have Insta, but whether you post weekly or only use it for DM’s, well that’s another story. Why not get creative on your account and post a picture you drew, or a photo of your GLA experience. Remember to hashtag #GLAambassador #myGLA and @GLAteens for extra credit.
3. Blogging and Vlogging.
More than likely there’s some famous blogger or Youtuber you follow, like Miranda Sings or Tyler Oakley. So why not take your own spin at it and create a blog. All you need are a few posts with a couple of photos each time. If writing isn’t your thing, then try a YouTube channel. Talk about your experience, what you brought with you, your favorite memory and more!
Probably the last thing you thought of was talking to your parents to spread some GLA love. But hey, it’s a great option. You can ask your parents several questions during dinner or a family outing and transcribe them. Or write an essay about your experience from their point of view. And if neither of those options sounds fun, you can come up with your own idea! Talk about the world being your oyster. You can even have your parents post on the GLA Facebook group exclusively for parents.
More than likely you recorded your experience when abroad, whether that was by writing, photos, or audio. Post seven days worth of journal entries online to your GLA country’s Facebook group and show others considering a program abroad what they might experience from a personal perspective. Make sure there is writing for each day, and maybe include a cool photo too!
Contributed by Samantha Watkins