Young Americans Sharing Stories of Life Abroad on Glimpse

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Feb 27, 2009 / 0 comments

Glimpse, a nonprofit organization devoted to sharing stories about real life abroad, has relaunched—a website that features written stories, photography, insider tips, and blogs created by young Americans living overseas.

Glimpse’s mission is to share stories from abroad that encourage readers to understand and care about other cultures, changing the way young Americans think about the overseas experience and challenging them to explore the world. Supported in part by National Geographic Society, Glimpse looks beneath the surface of everyday life abroad by providing a forum where internationally minded youth can share their experiences and connect.

Featuring an all-new look and engaging interactive content, offers something for everyone. Users can share photos and stories, start a blog, enter a photo contest, mark their favorite stories and post comments, or leave an insider tip about living abroad.

Content on is user-generated and professionally edited. Glimpse editors work with contributors through an online editorial process to hone feature stories, giving aspiring journalists and photographers the chance to improve their storytelling skills.

The new website was designed by Viget Labs, a full-service web consultancy based in Falls Church, Va., and developed by Siteworx, one of the largest independent web design and application development firms headquartered in Reston, Va.

The Correspondents Program
Glimpse also offers the Correspondents Program—an opportunity for young Americans living abroad who are interested in writing and photography. Each semester, Glimpse selects eight to 10 talented young storytellers who are living overseas to become featured Glimpse contributors. Glimpse Correspondents receive a $600 semesterly stipend, one-on-one editorial guidance, and guaranteed publication of their stories on To find out more about the Correspondents Program, visit

Get Involved
Visit to find out how to share your stories and join a growing community of people who think, act, and live globally.

Glimpse is a website about real life abroad. It features stories by young Americans living overseas—interesting stories, surprising stories, stories that make you think. Glimpse content is user-generated and professionally edited, giving contributors the chance to hone their journalism skills with Glimpse editors and readers the opportunity to learn about the world through the eyes of their peers. Glimpse is the place where young adults who think, act, and live globally share their stories. Visit us at