Third social media summer with IYLEP

Our third VCU Social Media Institute has come to an end with the student project teams presenting their social media projects to their nonprofit clients. All clients received social media manuals to help them to maintain their campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other platforms. Above is an example of one of the YouTube videos the students produced for their clients.

In addition, the IYLEP students presented their country’s lifestyles and cultures to the readers of, which published the following articles:

“Window into Iraq: Ancient Civilizations of Babylon to Holy Shrines in Najaf” (, August 6, 2012)

“Window into Iraq: Oranges and Orchards of Southeast” (, August 2, 2012)

“Window into Iraq: A mixture of Religion and Diversity Brings a Sense of Freedom” (, July 30, 2012)

“Window into Iraq: Warm-hearted People of Kurdish Region” (, July 25, 2012)

“Window into Iraq from IYLEP Students” (, July 23, 2012)

“IYLEP: A Window into Iraq” (, July 16, 2012)

To recap the program and the work the students did, please also read the following articles by VCU News as well as on the website of the School of Mass Communications:

“Cultural Collaboration at VCU” (VCU News, August 3, 2012)

“Students help nonprofits while making global connections” (VCU School of Mass Communications, July 27, 2012)

Earlier in July, CBS 6 had also reported on the program.

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