The University of Iowa

Uncharted Territories: 2012 Study Abroad Video Contest Winners

November 5th, 2012

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a 90 second video worth?

UI students submitted videos from their study abroad experiences for a chance to win cash prizes in a new video contest this year from International Programs -- “Uncharted Territories.” The contest was held as part of International Education Week in addition to the annual photo contest “Show Us the World through Your Eyes” for study abroad and international students and the “Coming to America” essay contest for international students.

Check out the first, second, and third place videos below.

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”)