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Photo Competition

The winners of our second annual photo competition are...

1st Place for the Faces of Study Abroad Category: Stephanie Adams

Faces of Study Abroad Winner 2013

Trip: Sustainability and Economic Development in Costa Rica
Faculty leader: Dr. Melanie Marks
Location: Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

After a great morning doing community service for a local school, some of the children came out to admire it and help. They collected coconuts from the trees around the school and cracked them open. Most of them didn’t speak English, so instead they just placed coconut piece in our hands to share with us and gestured to our mouths telling us to eat it. Working at the school and with the children made the community service project mean a lot to us. We made an impact on some children’s lives and it was great being able to socialize with the local children and observe what they do for entertainment.

 

2nd Place in the Faces of Study Abroad Category: Sarah Gordon

2nd place Faces of Study Abroad 2013

Trip: Practicum II
Faculty leader: Drs. Lily Goetz and William Holliday
Location: Spain

This photo was taken during the Corpus Christi festival in Spain. The festival is a large celebration held every year to celebrate the Eucharist's procession through the city in 1355. Now, the event is a large parade and host of folkloric activities. The picture is of one of the costumed characters who walks through the streets. This character is one who represents the virtue of having overcome the seven deadly sins.

 

1st Place for the Sights and Scenes of Study Abroad Category: Leah Cronley

1st Place Sights and Scenes 2013

Trip: Sustainability and Economic Development in Costa Rica
Faculty leader: Dr. Melanie Marks
Location: Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica

This picture was taken on a tour of the Gondoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. The day before this tour we traveled from the Northern portion of Costa Rica to the Caribbean coast. This was our first viewing of the beautiful beaches and all of the tropical vegetation. I love this picture because it really represents the difference between Costa Rica and the United States. I look back at this picture that I took in January and it is so lively, but in Virginia when I look out my window in January all is see are gloomy trees with no leaves.

 

 

2nd Place in the Sights and Scenes of Study Abroad Category: Kathryn Grayson

2nd Place Sights and Scenes 2013

Trip: Art and the Book in London
Faculty leader: Erin Devine
Location: London, England

London At Night: London is a beautiful city during the day, but night is when it really comes alive. We spent an evening experiencing the nightlife and subculture of London in Camden Market. Here, the famous red double-decker bus passes us as we explore the vibrant city - after hours.

 

View all the entries for the 2013 photo competition!

Faces of Study Abroad (.ppt)

Sights and Scenes of Study Abroad (.ppt)