Share Your Story

Share your experience abroad! There are several ways to share your story.

Share Your Photos

You could be a featured photographer in PIC publications, promotional material or website. 

Please remember to include:

  • Your name
  • Your contact information
  • The country/program the photos are from

Email photos to or bring them to the Padnos International Center in 130 Lake Ontario Hall.

Share Your Story

Contribute an Article

Do you have a story to tell? Contact PIC Outreach Coordinator, Alissa Lane at to contribute to the PIC blog or  Global Connections


Non-GVSU Program Student Ambassadors

Are you an ambassador for your Non-GVSU study abroad program provider (ex. ISA, API)? View our Student Ambassador Policy

Submit a Study Abroad Reflection

Reflect on your experience abroad and share your experience with future students! 

Submit a reflection
Read other reflections

Join the Global Leadership Organization

GLO is a GVSU student organization made up of international students, past study abroad participants, and anyone interested in global topics. Learn more about GLO.


Join the GVSU Study Abroad Alumni Association

As a GVSU alumnus who participated in study abroad, you are now a member of the Study Abroad Alumni Association! For more information, contact

International Graduation Sash

GVSU Padnos International Center is offers students the opportunity to purchase an International Graduation Sash for commencement ceremonies. Students can wear this sash during the ceremonies to distinguish themselves as study abroad alumni or international alumni. 

For more information, please visit International Graduation Sashes



Looking for opportunities to volunteer? Students are encouraged to volunteer during the Study Abroad Fair, community events, study abroad class presentations and more! Contact Alissa Lane at

Please fill out the following copyright release form when you submit images or articles to GVSU. This will give us permission to use your images on our website and in our study abroad catalog. 

Copyright Release

Students who are submitting photos, video, blogs or writing must fill out a Copyright Release Form