The International Education Center at St. Thomas congratulates this year’s winners of its annual Study Abroad Photo Contest.
The winning photos will be on display in O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library in Coffee Bene, the Anderson Student Center, and on the university’s Study Abroad Facebook page.
The photos were judged by members of the International Education Center, University Relations, the Career Development Center and a study abroad returnee.
First-place winners received $100, second place received $50 and third place received $25. Tommies who have studied, worked or volunteered abroad in fall 2014, or who will study abroad in J-Term or spring 2015, are eligible for the annual Study Abroad Photo Contest in October 2015.
In addition to “Sense of Place,” the contest also included two other categories: “Intercultural Experience” and “Tommies Abroad”:
- “Intercultural Experience” – this is about interactions between people; the meeting
and mixing of cultures (students and the cultures they visit)
- “Sense of Place” – this is about places and scenery; capturing the unique atmosphere
of the country in which a student is a guest
- “Tommies Abroad” – this is about UST students; group or individual student imagery that
encapsulates the study abroad experience
First Place, Sense of Place: Photo illustration by Hung Le, Singapore
Second Place, Sense of Place: Photo by Angela Feyder Gimmelwald, Switzerland. “The hills are alive with the sounds of sheep bells.”
Third Place, Sense of Place: Photo by Evan Steeves, Kylemore Abbey, Ireland. National University of Ireland, Galway Irish Language Summer Course 2014
Honorable Mention, Sense of Place: Photo by Nadine Thibault, London. London Business Semester, Fall 2013. “Drury Lane.”
Honorable Mention, Sense of Place: Photo by Natalie Mathias, Atacama Desert, Chile. CIEE Liberal Arts-Santiago, Chile.
First Place, Intercultural Exchange: Photo by Angela Feyder, Marrakech, Morocco. “Berber grandmother preparing fresh mint tea.”
Second Place, Intercultural Exchange: Photo by Rachel Larson, Kitgum District, Uganda. SIT. “Sorting Beans.”
Third Place, Intercultural Exchange: Photo by Dominique Najarian. Tema, Ghana. Semester at Sea.
Honorable Mention, Intercultural Exchange: Photo by John King Zanizibar, Tanzania. J-Term 2014, Education and Health Care in Tanzania. “Lady selling clothes.”
Honorable Mention, Intercultural Exchange: Photo by Rebekah Nelson, Hawai’i. COJO
First Place, Tommies Abroad: Photo by Claire Elkin, Raiata.
Second Place, Tommies Abroad: Photo by Lauren Buchholz, Wadi Rum, Jordan. “Camel Games.”
Third Place, Tommies Abroad: Photo by Lisa Northenscold, Rome. Catholic Studies
, Fall 2013. “Shadows of Rome.”
Honorable Mention, Tommies Abroad: Photo by Natalie Mathias, Santiago, Chile. CIEE Liberal Arts-Santiago, Chile.
Honorable Mention, Tommies Abroad: Photo by Rachel Larson, Masaka District, Uganda. SIT Post-Conflict Transformation in Uganda and Rwanda, Fall 2013. “Crossing the Ecuator.”