Whenever I meet young people, my piece of advice to them is to study abroad. I cannot imagine my life had I not ventured to a foreign land. I did double duty with a semester in Paris (where my love affair with this city began), followed by a 10 country voyage around the world during that spring semester. I would not be who I am today without these experiences, and I wouldn’t have met my best friend, or the amazing friends and people along the way. And I think anyone who has studied abroad would say the same.
As soon as Lindsey of Lost In Cheeseland linked to a EF Language school video, I was immediately enthralled in how they use video, typography and language to capture the spirit, charm and mood of studying abroad (and was quickly reminded how much easier it is to be a study abroad student than to actually live abroad long term!). With videos for Paris, London, Barcelona and Beijing, each uses the same format to tell a different story. The videos were produced by Camp David Films based out of Stockholm (even more international, ay?). Gustav Johansson directed the films, with Niklas Johansson as the Director of Photography, and gorgeous typography by Albin Holmqvist. I can’t stop watching them!!