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Photo Contest Results: Spring 2017

Global Education would like thank all of the study abroad participants who submitted photos to our contest this semester! After an extensive judging process, we have our finalists. Please join us in congratulating the following winners and honorable mentions!

Marauders Abroad

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

Submitted by: Megan Dougherty

Moreton Island, Australia

Landscapes

Gyeongbok Gardens

Gyeongbok Gardens

Submitted by: Samantha Thacker

Seoul, South Korea

Marauders in Action

Afterschool

Afterschool

Submitted by: Samantha Thacker

Migeum, South Korea

People and Culture

Making sunscreen

Making sunscreen like the Aboriginals did with rocks

Submitted by: Megan Dougherty

Moreton Island, Australia

Skully Abroad

Group Mistico

Group Mistico Sign

Submitted by: Kelsey Derrick Mistico

Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, Costa Rica

Honorable Mentions

Top of the Rhine

Top of the Rhine – Landmarks & Lanscapes

Submitted by: Sade Palmer

Marburg, Germany

Snorkeling GBR

Snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef – Marauders in Action

Submitted by: Sarah Schreiber

Cairns, AU

Hand Painted Ox Cart

Hand Painted Ox Cart – People and Culture

Submitted by: Kelsey Derrick

Coffee, Cocoa & Sugar Plantation, Santa Elena

Photo Contest Results!

Marauders Abroad

Taj Mahal

Winner

Northern Hemisphere

Taj Mahal

Submitted by: Aaron Jaffe, India

Scuba Diving the Great Barrier Reef

Winner

Southern Hemisphere

Scuba Diving the Great Barrier Reef

Submitted by: Matthew Junkin, Australia

Honorable Mentions

Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park

Submitted by: Troy Findlay, Australia

Landscapes and Landmarks

Venetian Vibes

Winner

Northern Hemisphere

Venetian Vibes

Submitted by: Meghan Basiliko, Italy

Ancient temples of Bagan

Winner

Northern Hemisphere

Ancient Temples of Bagan

Submitted by: Troy Findlay, Myanmar

Honorable MentionsSwiss Treasures - Copy

Swiss Treasures

Submitted by:  Anthea Quian, Switzerland

 

Marauders in Action

Capture

Winner

Northern Hemisphere

Finding My Place

Submited by: Melanie Herbert, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Marauder in Action (USC)

Winner                                                                                                            Southern Hemisphere

Marauder in Action (USC)

 Submitted by: Kelly Block, Australia

People and Culture

Oktoberfest 2015

Winner

Northern Hemisphere

Octoberfest 2015

Submitted by:  Meghan Basiliko, Germany

Maori Black Sand Beach Art - Copy

Winner

Southern Hemisphere

Maori Black Sand Beach Art

Submitted by: Kelly Block, New Zealand

Photo Contest Results!

MU PHOTO CONTEST 

The Spring 2016 Study Abroad Photo Contest results are here! Our winners turned in phenomenal pictures of their travels and wanted to share a little bit of their experience with you!

VersaillesAdam Good, who studied abroad in France, won our Marauders abroad category. In his Versailles photo are him and his friends, Jordan and Kyle, taking a selfie in front of the famous Versaille Palace, one of France’s most impressive presentations of French art!  Adam learned about the palace in his high school French class and has read a lot about it, so he was grateful he had the chance to admire it first-hand! Within the first couple weeks of his stay in France, he recalls having perfect weather for the visit. “Looking at this photo, I wish could go back to France and do it all again!” says Adam.

Eiffel TowerAnother one of Adam’s photos took first place in the Landscapes and Landmarks category . Imagine you are looking out over Paris from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Does it look just like Adams photograph, 2nd Floor of the Eiffel Tower? This image displays an aerial view over the Tuileries Gardens and looks out to the Montparnasse Tower and beyond! Adam explains that most days are not clear enough to see out that far over the city, so this was a great shot.

He recalls the many times he walked past the Eiffel Tower and says, “…now that I don’t see it every day, I really miss it”.

Hannah Lohr brought some great competition and won both the Marauders in Action and People and Culture categories with her pictures, Nara Love and Futon Daiku Boy. Take a look at Hannah’s trip to Nara Park, in her Nara Love photo. This park is in the center of Nara Japan, just below Mount Wakakusa. People can come to admire the historical structures, such as the Todai-ji Temple, which Hannah explains, “houses one of Japan’s largest Buddha (Daibutsu) statues”.

Nara Love A popular aspectof this park is feeding the tamed deer that roam freely. “Being an animal lover, Nara was one of my favorite cities in Japan, and I often spent most of my time in Nara, with a deer by my side”, says Hannah. She also shared that the deer are believed to serve as protection to the sacred city and temple.

Hannah took her picture, Futon Daiku Boy, at the Futon Daiku Festival in Osaka, Japan. Every autumn this traditional festival is held in hopes for a good harvest. “The Futon Daiku is a massive, traditional, Japanese drum used in harvest ceremonies”, explains photographer, Hannah Lohr. At this festival, seventy men carry a float while young boys chant and play the drums. “I found myself transfixed by the serene nature of the boys as they played such an integral part to an old ceremony”, said Hannah. When she attended this festival, she caught a snapshot of a boy sitting in the large, decorative Futon Daiku float.  Futon Daiko Boy

Photo Highlights – Fall 2015 Contest Winners

Study Abroad Photo Contest

 

Marauders Abroad

Winners

"La Campana" Submitted by: Sophia Zinobile, Valparaiso, Chile.
A Moment at the Edge of the World Submitted by Nikki Schaffer, Glasgow, Scotland.

                                                                                              

Landscapes & Landmarks

 Winners

The Duomo Submitted by: Hannah Meir, Florence, Italy
Castillo Wulff Submitted by: Sophia Zinobile, Valparaiso, Chile.  

People & Culture

 Winners

 Las Fallas submitted by Jamie Burkhart, Valencia, Spain. 

Dancing at Sunset Submitted by: Katherine Rinehart, Sippy Downs, Australia

Marauders in Action

 Winners

 

Feeding the Locals submitted by: Katherine Rinehart, Slippy Downs, Australia

 

 Hiking through Cinque Terre  submitted by Hannah Meir, Florence, Italy.

Skully Abroad

 Winner 

  Camel Ride Through the Hot Sun submitted by: Jasmine Turner, Burgos, Spain.

Photo Highlights – Fall 2013 Contest Winners

 

Check out these awesome photos!!

Each semester our study abroad participants are invited to submit their most impressive and impactful photos that encapsulate a unique experience abroad. The photos are judged within four different categories. The following are the Fall 2013 Winners:

Category: Marauders Abroad

Janelle Haupt: Wall Art in Assilah - Morocco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category: Landscapes and Landmarks

   
Meredith Noll: Untitled - Bellfast, Northern Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category: Marauders in Action

 
Kathryn Dennis: Surfing in Coolum Beach - Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category: People and Culture

 
Kimberly Canella: Music on the Waterfront - South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions:

Nancy Lapkiewicz: Classic London - England, U.K.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristyn Starr: Sitting on the Edge - Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

Photo Highlights – Contest Winners

Each semester our study abroad participants are invited to submit their most impressive and impactful photos that encapsulate a unique experience abroad. The photos are judged within four different categories. The following are the Spring 2013 Winners, accompanied by excerpts from each student’s photo explanation!

Category – Marauders Abroad

“On Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge”
Antrim, Northern Ireland
Northern Hemisphere
Melanie Huth

“The photo was taken as I was crossing the Carrick-A-Rede, which is a rope bridge about 90 feet above water that basically connects a cliff to the mainland. At first, I was a bit apprehensive about crossing the bridge because I have a slight fear of heights, but the views on the bridge were totally worth it. The photo brings back wonderful memories of a great weekend in Northern Ireland, seeing absolutely breathtaking scenery, eating authentic Irish food, and enjoying time with friends abroad.”

“Where Else to Go”
Valpariso, Chile
Southern Hemisphere
Jacinta Sanchez

I named this photo “Where else to go?” Because that’s what the day was like for me. I was adventuring the Hermosa! (Beautiful) City of Valparaíso with a sweet friend of mine, Sage Narbonne, who is from North Carolina. She and I would take turns at taking photos for each other. This particular day was the first time she and I went alone to some of these back streets of the city! We stumbled upon colorful houses, inspiring murals and stray dogs. All while trying to keep our tourist status on a less obvious note.

 

Category – Marauders in Action

“Petting the ‘electric mower’ in Lochness”
Fort Augustus, Scotland
Northern Hemisphere
Melanie Huth

This picture was taken on a day trip to Lochness, in Scotland.  Our tour guide, Gary, got special permission to take us to a property in the area not open to the public.  The woman whose property we went to had the most gorgeous house right by the lake, with woods nearby.  She also owned three horses, but she did not refer to them as horses; she called them ‘electric mowers’ and said they cut the grass on her whole property.  Going to her place in Lochness was really special to me because it was different and not the typical area people go to see when they go to Lochness.  Plus, Lochness is one of those places you must go to at least once while you are in Scotland because everyone wants to know whether you have seen the “Lochness monster.”

“Top of the World Facing Our Fears”
Portillo Ski Resort, Chile
Southern Hemisphere
Jacinta Sanchez

This was photo taken on the Andes Mountains at the Chilean Ski resort in Portillo. It was medium alright…. This was a very unforgiving next level up from the baby beginner slopes, but we braved it!  This day was breathtakingly gorgeous and the nature of skiing opened my eyes to many life analogies, one I am willing to share is: nothing is TOO HARD FOR GOD! He made all of these mountains and so he can surely help me figure out my way in life! I will ALWAYS remember this day! There were points on that very slope I felt like I am absolutely NUTS for coming up here but I HAD TO make it down alive so I pretended to be brave.  A day to always remember.

Category – Landscapes & Landmarks

“Neuschwanstein”
Schwangau, Germany
Northern Hemisphere
Theresa Selmer

I encountered this view of King Ludwig’s castle on purpose.  One of my traveling companions I had met earlier in the day heard that there were fantastic views of the castle from a bridge crossing a ravine.  We walked about ten minutes from the actual castle to the bridge and I was taken away by the beautiful views.  I had seen this view of the castle in travel documentaries and photos of Europe and Germany but seeing it in person was such an experience, one that I will never forget.  The view from this bridge is so great that you forget that this little metal bridge is all that stands between you and the rocky ravine below.   In fact, I tell everyone that coming here is something you should strive to see if the means and sense of adventure allows.

“This City is Beautiful”
Valparaiso, Chile
Southern Hemisphere
Jacinta Sanchez

“This City is Beautiful” was a curious walk I went on with my friend Sage. We wanted to go to parts of the city that were not mainstream so we headed a las Colinas (to the hills)! Here we found many small item grocery outlets in which to purchase Palta or avocado as we know it! This photo brings back some of the sweetest memories of my life thus far. The people of Chile are a special people that know what it means to deeply enjoy life through the things that really matter: family, friends, love.

Category – People and Culture

“Local Scottish Band”
Edinburgh, Scotland
Northern Hemisphere
Melanie Huth

I came across the local Scottish band after a long day in Edinburgh.  It was the first day I visited Edinburgh while in Scotland, and the bus tour I was on met near the National Gallery in Edinburgh at the end of the day.  The Scottish band was playing right next to there, so I listened to them before I left Edinburgh that day.  It was a really interesting experience to listen to an authentic band from Scotland, and they were actually really good.  I very much enjoyed listening to them, and I honestly wish I could have listened to them longer.  The photo brings back wonderful memories of experiencing my first day in Edinburgh, which happens to be my favorite city in Scotland, and listening to the band was a very good end to a very good first day there.

“Ready to Dance Hyuano”
Valpariso, Chile
Southern Hemisphere
Laura Brito

This picture is so special to me because the dance performance helped me wrap up my time in Chile and reminded me why I decided to study in Chile. The first day of orientation a group of Chilean students danced traditional dances for all the exchange students. Throughout the semester I took a course on these traditional dances and learn the history behind each. It was a class I will never forget because I have always loved dancing and the professor made me even more interested by showing me new dances. At the end of the semester the professor asked other students and me if we would like to perform for the Chilean students as a way of thanking them for their hospitality. I immediately said yes as I knew it would mean a lot to the Chilean students and faculty. I danced to two different dances, one being the national Chilean dance and wore the traditional outfits. After the performance I had Chilean students, faculty, staff, and even just guest at the university thanking me for embracing their culture that it really showed me how much it meant to them. Who knew that a simple performance would mean so much. Dancing for the university will always mean so much to me.