Show Us the World Through Your Eyes 2011 Photo Contest

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Check out all of this year's photo submissions on Study Abroad's Facebook page!

 

2011 American Views Abroad Winners

1st Place

Erika Bjorklund - "L'accordeon"
Photo taken in France
Studied abroad with CIEE France in Rennes, Fall 2010
“Brittany’s annual accordion festival, hosted in Rennes and surrounding villages, attracts vivid characters who embody the region’s unique cultural tradition.”

2nd Place

Jacquilyn Erickson - "Desperation"
Photo taken in India
Studied abroad on the India Winterim Program, Winter 10-11
“This photo was taken in India at the Narikurawar Village, an ostracized community which shares its backyard with the city garbage dump.”

3rd Place

Elle Wignall - "The Lucky Star Bar"
Photo taken on the Aran Islands, Ireland
Studied abroad on the Irish Writing Program, Summer 2011
“A lone rooster calls this boarded up pub and hostel off the west coast of Ireland home.”

 

2011 International Students Views of the US Winners

1st Place

Beate Black - "Marching Band Rocks the Bar"
Photo taken in Iowa City
International student from Germany

2nd Place

Yuxuan Zhang - "Hope in the Eyes"
Photo taken in New York
International student from China
“Hundreds of passengers got stuck in the New York blizzard.”

3rd Place

Mitul Sarkar - "Variety and Convergence"
Photo taken in Texas
International student from India
"To me, this photo represents America’s past and future—as a melting pot of cultures, races, ideas, and talents.”

 

"International Ink" 2011 Essay Contest

Study abroad student essays

First Place

Jacquilyn Erickson - "Raw"
Studied abroad on the India Winterim Program, Winter 10-11
Major: International Studies with an Emphasis on Human Rights, Spanish

Second Place

Kat Williams - "Dial P-A-R-I-S for Murder"
Studied abroad with ISEP in France, Summer 2011
Major: English Education and Creative Writing

Third Place

Kathleen Kuhar - "Unconventional Summer Love"
Studied abroad with CIMBA in Italy, Summer 2011
Major: Journalism and Mass Communication

 

"Coming to America" 2011 Essay Contest

International student essays

First Place

Kwame Ntiri Owusu-Daaku, Ghana
Graduate student in Urban and Regional Planning

Second Place

Ya-Chen Chen, Taiwan
Graduate student in Journalism

Third Place

Chaitra Anil Kumar, India
Graduate student in Health Informatics

View all 2011 essay submissions & winners