Presenting our Photo Contest Winners

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Befriending cows in the Swiss Alps, lounging in Italian thermal baths, getting caught in the rain in the Sahara (of all places!)—these are just a few of the spectacular moments captured in our Fall 2018 Photo Contest

With 468 submissions from students studying abroad in 30 locations around the globe, the Fall 2018 Photo Contest showed that studying abroad can truly take your breath away. Each student submitted photos into one of five categories: Student Experience, Landscapes & Landmarks, The Global Classroom, Internships & Service Learning, and Candid Moments, with 91 of those submissions being voted into finalist status. Our Candid Moments category was new this contest.

After a week of voting, 11,680 votes—which is over 2,000 more than we got for the previous Photo Contest—were cast on Facebook to select our top three winners from the finalists. We also recognized a fourth photo as the IES Abroad Choice, which was chosen based on quality of photo, craft, and originality. 

Browse our winning study abroad photos:

1st Place

“3 Students along the Berlin Wall”
By Sabrina Hunte

IES Abroad European Union
Bowdoin College
CATEGORY: The Global Classroom

2nd Place

“Where Is That Noise Coming From?”
By Kristle Hinola

IES Abroad Buenos Aires
The University of Texas at Austin
CATEGORY: Landscapes & Landmarks


3rd Place

"Eating Soto Ayam (Indonesian food) for host family farewell dinner."

By Keyla Higa

IES Abroad Berlin
Lawrence University
CATEGORY: The Student Experience

IES Abroad Choice

“View of Montmartre from Parc des Buttes-Chaumont during sunset.”
By Seung Lee

IES Abroad Paris
University of Illinois at Chicago
CATEGORY: Landscapes & Landmarks

Want to see more spectacular study abroad photos? Check out the rest of the photos from the Fall 2018 Photo Contest, and follow us on Instagram!

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