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World view: Photo contest highlights education abroad

January 2, 2020

Students who traveled abroad during the 2018–19 academic year were invited to compete in the annual Education Abroad Photo Contest. An International Student Contest also accepted photos of Rochester and other United States locations.

The contests—administered by the Center for Education Abroad, the Office for Global Engagement, and the International Services Office—received 207 submissions from 48 students in eight categories.

Winners were recognized during International Education Week in November.

Grand Prize

person taking notes underwaterName: Jessica Fabrizio-Stover ’20
Major: Biology Science/Ecology
Caption: Participating in ReefWatch, a citizen science program studying the condition of coral in the great barrier reef.
Location of Photo: Outer Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Australia


Physical World

white temple in Thailand

Winner

Name: Alexandra McGraw ’19
Major: Bioethics
Caption: The White Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand
Location of Photo: Chiang Rai, Thailand

person walking along a path with mountains in the background

Honorable Mention

Name: Diwas Gautam ’20
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Caption: Weekend hike in the Alps during IES Abroad Madrid ’18
Location of Photo: Switzerland


Local Culture

group of people standing with mountains in the background

Winner

Name: Anna Remus ’21
Major: Spanish
Caption: Even about 2500 years after its construction, this monumental archaeological site and mountains were still a majestic
backdrop for an opening ceremony of the “100 años de Chavín” International Symposium.
Location of Photo: Plaza Mayor, Chavín de Huántar Temple Complex, Perú

 

masked monks wearing colorful dresses performing dances

Honorable Mention

Name: Nabila Mella ’20
Major: International Relations
Caption: This is a picture of the Phyang Tsedup festival in Ladakh. In it, masked monks wear colorful dresses and perform prayers and choreographed dances to commemorate the teachings of Buddha. It occurs annually during the summer.
Location of Photo: Phyang, Ladakh


The Student Experience

a professor points to something inside the Roman Colosseum

Winner

Name: Andrew Loin ’21
Major: Political Science
Caption: Lecture in the Colosseum. Shown is Professor Renato Perucchio, lecturing inside the Roman Colosseum. Also pictured is Professor Donna Logan-Siniscalco and participants of the Arezzo Program.
Location of Photo: Rome, Italy

backpackers walking along a path in New Zealand

Honorable Mention

Name: Catherine Hauser ’20
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Caption: This photo was taken during my first backpacking trip on one of the ten great hikes of New Zealand.
Location of Photo: New Zealand-South Island


The Global Experience

Bust of Dante with hills of Tuscany in the background

Winner

Name: Andrew Loin ’21
Major: Political Science
Caption: Dante’s World. Photo taken outside the Castello dei Conti Guidi di Poppi in Tuscany. Shown behind the bust of Dante, is the rolling hills of Tuscany.
Location of Photo: Poppi, AR, Italy

monkey sits on a woman's head

Honorable Mention

Name: Gersandre Gonsalves-Domond ’20
Major: Health, Behavior, and Society
Caption: At least the monkey isn’t on my back
Location of Photo: Nkoranza, Ghana


Most Epic Selfie

student selfie with elephant

Winner

Name: Alexandra McGraw ’19
Major: Bioethics
Caption: Selfie with an elephant! Taken after I bathed and fed him
Location of Photo: Surin Province, Thailand

student selfie with young boy

Honorable Mention

Name: Gersandre Gonsalves-Domond ’20
Major: Health, Behavior, and Society
Caption: none provided
Location of Photo: Kyekyewere, Ghana


Community Vote

buckets of water are dumped on people at festival

Winner

Name: Siyi Tang ’21
Major: Digital Media Studies and Business/Marketing
Caption: Omed Medan Festival, Kissing Ritual of Sesetan, Bali 2019
Location of Photo: Indonesia


International Student Contest

Local Rochester Culture

birds taking off from over the Genesee River

Winner

Name: Yilin Liu ’22E (DMA), China
Major: Music Performance
Caption: Disturbed by the sunset
Location of Photo: Genesee River, Rochester

 

Looking up from the bottom of the Chase Building

Honorable Mention

Name: Abdelrahman Nahar ’22, Sudan
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Caption: Chase Building
Location of Photo: Downtown Rochester

 


University of Rochester Experience

kayakers on the Genesee River

Winner

Name: Zijie Wang ’22, China
Major: Economics
Caption: ISM [International Student Mentors] took us to do kayaking on the Genesee River at the beginning of my freshman year
Location of Photo: Genesee River, Rochester

 

snow flying around two traffic lights

Honorable Mention

Name: Yilin Liu ’22E (DMA), China
Major: Music Performance
Caption: Gibbs in Snowstorm
Location of Photo: Rochester

 


United States Sightseeing

person standing on the edge of a cliff

Winner

Name: Ashan  Galabada Dewage ’22 (PhD), Sri Lanka
Major: Optics
Caption: Climb peaks and look at things!
Location of Photo: Minnewaska State Park, Hudson Valley, New York

 

fireworks display over water and city skyline

Honorable Mention

Name: Martin Helmrich ’20, Germany
Major: Computer Science
Caption: Fireworks
Location of Photo: New York City

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