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ACE Digital Storytelling

July 12 – July 30, 2021, Monday – Friday, Online

Session A: 7-9 AM CST | Session B: 7-9 PM CST (July 11-29, Sunday-Thursday)

30 hours of live classes and activities

Who should attend?

International high school students with intermediate to advanced English skills

In the ACE 2021 Digital Storytelling virtual program, you will

  • Immerse yourself in the digital world of compelling storytelling
  • Sharpen your English storytelling skills through instructor-led classes on power of language and effective script writing
  • Interact with your peers from around the world and current UW-Madison students
  • Enhance your video creation and editing skills through participating in workshops by digital media experts at UW-Madison
  • Gain skills essential to applying for colleges in the US, such as script writing skills for your personal statement
  • Receive a certificate of completion

At the end of the 3 weeks, you will produce your personal portfolio of 5 videos to showcase your English storytelling skills. You may also use one of the videos as your college application video for colleges that accept video essays.

Program Tuition

$650 early bird by April 30, 2021 | $750 by June 28, 2021

Sample Schedule                               Lesson Objectives

Sample Certificate


Sample Recommendation Letter



Jing Xu

Through interdisciplinary teaching, Jing will guide you through the process of becoming a confident storyteller and connecting with your audience.

Check out Jing’s introduction video and sample teaching videos.

Instructor Bio                              Teaching Philosophy

“I have made a lot of friends, dared to express in English, increased my experience and enriched my vision!”

2019 ACE Participant