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Education Abroad Photo Contest ReturnsStudents share photos from around the world as the annual Education Abroad Photo Contest returns.

photo of two students sitting by bee pollinator gardenGRAND PRIZES: A selfie taken by Giovanni Correa-Quinones ’24 (left) was the grand prize winner in the Education Abroad contest and a photo by Adarsh Kumar ’25 won the ISO contest.

As academic programs around the world resumed from pandemic restrictions over the past 18 months, so has the Center for Education Abroad’s annual photo contest. The friendly competition showcases images taken by students who participate in some of Rochester’s more than 100 international education opportunities.

Sponsored by the center, this year’s contest was open to all students who took part in education abroad programs between fall 2021 and fall 2022.

Similarly, the International Services Office administered a photo contest for international students who turned their lenses on their experiences in the United States.

Here are the Grand Prize–winning photographs from each contest.

Grand Prize: Education Abroad

Entered in the Epic Selfie category

Giovanni Correa-Quinones ’24, an entrepreneurship and dance studies double major from Coamo, Puerto Rico. The photo was taken at Petra, Jordan, during the Semester at Sea program.

Grand Prize: International Services Office

Entered in the International Culture category

Adarsh Kumar ’25, a computer science major from Bhabua, India. The photo was taken at the University’s Cultural Night.

More images and other information about the contest.