Have you ever kept a scrapbook?
In our world of Facebook, Instagram, and devices that hold thousands and thousands of digital photos, it’s becoming less and less common for people to keep physical books of their memories and experiences.
Well, the Kaplan English language school in London decided to create a collective scrapbooking project, bringing back a focus on the physical, in-person experiences that differentiates studying abroad opportunities.
So what is this collective scrapbooking project exactly?
It’s called the Kaplan Experience Journal, and the idea is simple.
Students at each school will work together to create two pages in the book. They can add personal messages, pictures, or any other kind of memorabilia that has made their experience stand out. They will then send the book to the next school, which will do the same thing. Although the students are at different schools, in different countries around the world, this fun and creative project will bring them closer together, putting a very personal focus on the fact that they too are a part of the Kaplan international community.
The first journal entry began at Covent Garden and Leicester Square in London, and the journal has already visited the first three destinations of its long, seven country and three continent journey. The final destination will be Kaplan’s school in Auckland, New Zealand, where everyone will be anxiously awaiting to see its final transformation.
What kind of memories will it hold?
How will the contents change based on school, location, and the individual students’ cultural backgrounds?
It will be very interesting to see how it turns out!
By the way, what kind of things do you think you would add to the journal?