This year students from The School of Public Engagement’s Media Studies program explored new narrative formats with 360 videos. In the class taught by Virgil Wong students learned how VR is being used as a potent storytelling tool to create visceral sensations of presence and place, address social and political issues, and nurture meaningful changes in both individuals and communities. The XReality Center Director, Maya Georgieva led 360 Video Immersive Storytelling with the students. Experiencing immersive narratives students discovered ways Virtual Reality can foster empathy. We are delighted to share these two projects created by students in the class.