Congrats to Our Spring & Summer 2023 Snapshot Contest Winners!

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Our Spring and Summer 2023 Snapshot Contest received 608 submissions (incredible!) an amazing 6835 votes (likes ❤️) on Instagram across our finalists! The photos and videos captured exciting study abroad moments from sketching scultures in Berlin to cotton candy sunset sky in Rome.  

Check out the winning study abroad photos and vertical video below. 


Sunset in Vatican City in Rome

🏆 WINNER | A Day in the Life Category 

A farewell sunset over the Vatican before I left IES Rome for IES Paris!

Catherine Freemon • William & Mary • IES Abroad Paris

Students hiking mountain with sky in background.

🏆 WINNER | Being Real Category 

Taking in our weekly hike up Table Mountain 

Sophie Eldridge • Wake Forest University • IES Abroad Cape Town

Fireworks at night by the Eiffel Tower

🏆 WINNER | Pics or it Didn't Happen Category 

After waiting outside in the heat for 6 hours, my friends and I were able to enjoy a wonderful classical concert and firework show at the Eiffel Tower to celebrate Bastille Day.

LiYe Whalen • University of Louisville • IES Abroad Paris

Students sketching in a museum

🏆 WINNER | Putting the "Study" in Study Abroad Category 

Sketching sculptures at the Atles Museum

Abby Strugger • University of Rochester • IES Abroad Berlin

Airplane taking off on a sunny day

🏆 WINNER | Vertical Video Category

Studying abroad in South Africa: I wouldn't trade this experience for the world

Hannah Thomas-Perez • Hope College • IES Abroad Cape Town 

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