2012 International Education Week contest winners

2012 Photo Contest: Show Us the World Through Your Eyes

Visit the study abroad and international student albums on Facebook to see all photo contest entries.

Study Abroad Photos

International Students Photos

1st Place: "False Oasis"

By: Megan Smith, CIEE Chile, Spring 2012
Location: Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca, Peru

“3 year old Kusyia is guarded by her sister. The Quechuan girls live on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, Peru.”

1st Place: “Sunset over the Pentacrest”

By: Cynthia Laborde, France
Location: Iowa City, IA

“No need to go far, look around you and you’ll see beautiful things.”

2nd Place: “The Gentleman’s Fruit Stand”

By: Victoria Harding, Semester in South India, Fall 2011
Location: Colaba, Mumbai, India

“In the midst of bustling south Mumbai, brightly colored fruit stands pepper the massive crumbling stately stone buildings of the city. This man claimed to have been selling fruit with his father for years until recently.”

2nd Place: “Gone with the wind”

By: Lin-nette Yap, Malaysia
Location: Highway of Iowa

“Let the wind bring me to amazing journeys ahead.”



3rd Place: “Simple Pleasures”

By: Deborah Yu, National Taiwan University, Summer 2012
Location: Maokong, Taipei, Taiwan

“Drinking hot tea while enjoying the company of friends and taking in the spectacular view of Taipei on the top of Maokong Mountain.”


3rd Place: “Washington Street on a Cloudy afternoon”

By: Satyananda Kashyap, India
Location: Near Main Library

 “The inclined road with the overhead clouds was taken with a Nikon D5100 standing in front of the main library.”

Honorable Mention: “En memoria”

By: Colleen Riley, CEA Argentina, Spring 2012
Location: Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

“The day of remembrance for truth and justice is March 24th. Every year the people of Buenos Aires gather to Plaza de Mayo to remember the thousands that were killed or ‘desaperacidos’ in the Dirty War.”

Honorable Mention: “Welcoming Parade”

By: Yaqiong Wang, international student from China
Location: Downtown Iowa City

“UI people welcome alumni with a parade. Reflection indicates the crowd.”



2012 Video Contest: Uncharted Territories

1st Place: “Advetura en Sur America”

By: Megan Smith, CIEE Chile, Spring 2012
Video Locales: Chile, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia

“I used time-lapse to show the breathtaking landscapes of South America.”
(music used with permission: Youth Lagoon – “Afternoon”)

2nd Place: “Adventures Abroad”

By: Margaret McElherne, CIEE Spain, Spring 2012
Video Locales: Spain, Portugal, Morocco, France, Ireland

“A montage of adventures—people and places I’ll never forget.”
(music used: The Joy Formidable – “The Greatest Light is the Greatest Shade”)

3rd Place: “Cultural Experiences”

By: Angela Congrove, ISEP Japan, Summer 2012
Video Locales: Kyushu, Japan

“A complication of my memorable cultural experiences in Japan.”
(music used: Angela Congrove – “Keep Calm”)


2012 International Student Essay Contest: Coming to America

First place: Just Some thoughts by Maurice Harris, Jamaica

Second place: Coming to America by Fiona Wong, Malaysia

Third Place: Connections That Will Last a Lifetime by Shan Xiao, China