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|Volume 11 Edition 7: April 2012. Zachary Dayhuff, Editor|
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New Video Highlights Study Abroad at UNCG
Van Straaten also says she learned from the experience of making the video. “I learned a lot as I went,” she says, “like to make sure the area was quiet [and] to be relaxed with the person I was talking to, but not to make noises or agree with them as they spoke, because if I wanted to use that footage there would be my voice in the clip.” Altogether, Van Straaten became very enthusiastic about the process, and she found it difficult to decide which material to leave out of the video. “We probably interviewed about ten people, and cutting that down was difficult, because people’s stories were interesting and I sort of became attached to certain tales and anecdotes…” Van Straaten notes that she “came to terms with” the rich footage that did not make the final cut.
An international student herself, Van Straaten was an apt choice to produce a video on the benefits of study abroad. After growing up in Durban, South Africa, she moved to Cape Town to study Dance, and eventually earned a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Dance, Choreography, and English Literature. She is currently pursuing postgraduate studies in Dance at UNCG. After she finishes her studies this year, she plans to live and work in Cape Town and hopefully travel some more before she returns to the United States, or potentially Europe, to pursue a Master’s degree in Fine Arts or Choreography.
But she’s keeping her options for the future flexible; “That plan changes weekly!” she insists.To learn more about the benefits of Study Abroad at UNCG, watch the video at: http://www.youtube.com/embed/Urd6BktOWGU