March 31, 2008
Study abroad photos awarded first prize
University undergraduates took both top awards in the IES Photo Contest Fall 2008, a national competition that attracted more than 650 entries. Formerly known as the Institute of European Studies, IES is one of the nation’s largest study aboard providers.
Benjamin Primak, a junior biology major, earned first place in the Student Experience category for his photograph of the Franz Josef Glacier. Benjamin attended the IES Auckland program in fall 2007. The Franz Josef Glacier is located in Westland National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island.
Kendra Lounsberry, a senior math major who studied abroad in the IES Sydney, Australia, program in fall 2007, won in the Landscapes and Landmarks category. Her photograph, entitled “Bondi Beach,” is featured on our index page.
Like Primak and Lounsberry, about a third of the University’s undergraduates spend a semester, a summer, or a year in other countries through the Center for Study Abroad and Interdepartmental Programs. An exhibit of more than 30 photographs taken during those programs will be exhibited at the Friedlander Lobby of the Rush Rhees Library and in Carlson Library from April 7 through the end of May.
IES, The Institute for the International Education of Students, is a non-profit study abroad program provider that has educated over 65,000 students through more than 80 programs in Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, New Zealand, and South America.