2008 Study Abroad Photo Contest

“A picture is worth a thousand words”

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

1ST PLACE: “Windmills” taken by Curtis Creekmore, Senior French major

KIIS, Dijon, France, Spring 2007

Windmills was taken on Mykonos, one of the small islands that make up the Cyclades. It is found in the Aegean Sea, and is part of Greece. The island is known for its blue and white buildings, reflecting the flag of Greece, and also for its windmills.

windmills france

2ND PLACE: “Montpellier, France & Louisville” taken by Sarah Ahern, Junior French major

Montpellier Work Exchange through Sister Cities of Louisville: Montpellier, France, Summer 2007

This picture was too sweet not to capture. It's hard to imagine the distance between Montpellier and Louisville because they're trans-Atlantic. All of the other sister cities distances are also on the post.

louisville sign france

3RD PLACE: “ Melos, Greece” taken by Kathleen Hargis, Senior Anthropology major

KIIS, Greece, Summer 2007

This picture was taken on a day trip to the island of Melos off a volcanic cliffside.

melos greece

The winning photos will be on display throughout April in Gardiner Hall, 1st floor, Office of Advising & Student Services.

The Arts & Sciences Office of Advising and Student Services sponsored the Study Abroad Photo contest in March 2008. A&S study abroad participants from 2007 shared their experiences and memories of traveling and studying abroad via photographs. Winning photos were selected by University of Louisville students who voted via ULink ballot in March.

More than 35 photos were submitted for the contest, and these photos with student names and majors can be seen below


Photo #1

the statue of simon bolivar
"La estatua al Simon Bolivar" (The Statue to Simon Bolivar)"

Panama City 's historic Casco Viejo, the original city of Panama.

Steven McDonald, Spanish/Justice Administration

Photo #2

The Beach at San Pedro

"La Playa a la isla San Pedro" (The Beach at San Pedro)

Taken on the remote island of San Pedro off the coast of Belize

Steven McDonald, Spanish/Justice Administration

Photo #3

La Araña

Bilbao , Spain
“La Araña” - Behind the Guggenheim Museum there is a sculpture of a spider that I took with the museum in the background.

Patrick Ridge , Spanish

Photo #4

Native American at Nouvelle-France
Native American at Nouvelle-France

Ty-Juana Taylor, Music

Photo # 5

tour de france

The Tour de France in Montpellier, France. The crowd was so large that fans were standing on the fountains. Notice that the fountains are unique to the south of France, they're covered in moss.

Sarah Ahern, French

Photo # 6

louisville sign france

It's hard to imagine the distance between Montpellier, France and Louisville because they're trans-Atlantic. All the other sister cities distances are also on the post.

Sarah Ahern, French

Photo #7

Chenonceau castle

“Chenonceau” was taken in France along the Loire River. Many castles are scattered along the Loire River valley, Chenonceau being one of the more beautiful. The river runs along behind the castle, and stretching along its banks, the rest of the property contains many "jardins", complete with fountains like the one seen in the photo.

Curtis Creekmore, French

Photo # 8

Chefchaouen Lagoon

“Chefchaouen Lagoon” - This photo was taken during a hike to a waterfall in the district of Chefcaouen, Morocco.

Shadea Mitchell, Anthropology

Photo #9

windmills france

“Windmills” was taken on Mykonos, one of the small islands that make up the Cyclades. It is found in the Aegean Sea, and is part of Greece. The island is known for its blue and white buildings, reflecting the flag of Greece, and also for its windmills.

Curtis Creekmore, French

Photo #10

El Alcázar de Segovia

Segovia , Spain
“El Alcázar de Segovia” - This is a below view of the castle of the catholic king andqueenof Spain in 1492, Isabel and Fernando.

Patrick Ridge , Spanish

Photo #11

Breakfast on Taboga Island

"Breakfast on Taboga Island"
was taken on Taboga Island (Just off the coast of Panama City)

Adam Colvin, Philosophy

Photo #12

quebec bison

Chicoutimi , Quebec
Bison Bull at the zoo.

Ty-Juana Taylor, Music

Photo #13

ipanema

Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
The beautiful sunset at the infamous Ipanema Beach, while locals played the sport that is a passion to all Brazilians-soccer, or as the call it, “futebol”.

Christine Doughty, Psychology

Photo #14

mexican market

Manzanillo, Colima Mexico
This picture was taken in the market there. The girls are keeping themselves busy while their mother works.

April Smith, Spanish

Photo #15

Salvador , Brazil

Salvador , Brazil – Along the seaside, this picture captured some local fisherman on their boat in Salvador, Bahia

Christine Doughty, Psychology

Photo #16

mexican fair

At the fair in Villa de Alvarez, Mexico. This little boy was showing his talent.

April Smith, Spanish

Photo #17

romanian castle
Sinaia , Romania
“Brooding Majesty” - Peleş Castle, set high in the mountains of Sinaia, was once a vacation retreat for Romania's royalty but now it welcomes tourists under the brooding shadow of the mountain.

Cara Uccellini, French/Political Science

Photo #18

Portugal
O Porto, Portugal
‘”Rabelos on the Douro River” - These boats, called "rabelos" in Portuguese, have for centuries carried wine from the terraces high in the Douro River Valley to the city of O Porto, where it is then put in caves to age until bottling and export.

Cara Uccellini, French/Political Science

Photo #19

greece

Santorini , Greece
Inhabited during the Minoan period, this island is rumored to be the location of the lost city of Atlantis.

Kathleen Hargis, Anthropology

Photo #20

perm Military Trucks

Perm , Russia
“Russian Military Trucks” - This photograph was taken in Perm during the Victory Day parade (May 9 th) to celebrate Russia’s victory in World War II.

Laura Verwest, Political Science

Photo #21

Moroccan Merchandise

“Moroccan Merchandise”- This photo was taken in the old medina of Chefchaoen, Morocco.

Shadea Mitchell, Anthropology

Photo #22

Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert
A Berber on a cell phone as he is guiding our camels to the village in the Sahara desert.

Lauren Breslin, Women's and Gender Studies/Political Science

Photo #23

Rano Raraku

Rano Raraku, Easter Island
During fall break, I explored this mysterious, and wonderful island in the South Pacific. This picture captures one of over 900 figures, called moai, of which little are known.

Jacquelyn Roe, Spanish/Liberal Studies

Photo #24

Hanga Roa sunset

Hanga Roa, Easter Island
This series of moai, called Hanga Roa, looks phenomal at sunset.

Jacquelyn Roe, Spanish/Liberal Studies

Photo #25

Rhonda , Spain

Rhonda , Spain.
Oldest bull ring in the world.

Carly Kratz, Communication

Photo #26

sahara camel ride

The Sahara Desert
Camel ride to a shantytown.

Carly Kratz, Communication

Photo #27

Loving the waterfall

"Loving the waterfall" was taken on a rainforest hike on a native Embera reserve about 2 hours outside of Panama City

Adam Colvin, Philosophy

Photo #28

St. Petersburg Canal

Perm , Russia
“ A St. Petersburg Canal” - A canal in St. Petersburg with the Church of Our Savior of the Spilled Blood in the background on a June morning.

Laura Verwest, Political Science

Photo #29

Combis

Morelia , Mexico
“Las Combis” - In Morelia, where I stayed, the public transportation was in the form of small mini van-like vehicles. They were extremely cheap, efficient, and easy to use. However, during the peak hours, as many people as possible would cram into them. In this photo, I believe there were 12 people riding.

Ashley Kim, Political Science

Photo #30

Cinco de mayo

Mexico City , Mexico
"La Calle Cinco de mayo" – An homage to the famed day.

Ashley Kim, Political Science

Photo #31

Melos

Melos , Greece
This picture was taken on a day trip to the island of Melos off a volcanic cliffside.

Kathleen Hargis, Anthropology

Photo #32

Palm Trees in Trinidad

“Palm Trees in Trinidad”

Travanti Waller, Pan-African Studies

Photo #33

Journey to Greatness

"Journey to Greatness" - In the suburbs of Cairo where the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx are located.

Keeley Copridge, Psychology

Photo #34

A-bomb dome

"A-bomb dome"
The only current building standing from the bomb we dropped in Hiroshima with downtown slightly contrasting in the background. To show past devastation and current economic development.

Jacie Rowe, Political Science

Photo #35

King Tut's Temples

"Real Africa: King Tut's Temples”-outside the Valley of the Kings.

The Egyptians continously reminded us they were indeed Africans and how we should be proud of our own African Heritage.

Keeley Copridge, Psychology

Photo #36

Flying Angel

"Flying Angel in Koh Samet”, Thailand on a Island Resort.

Jacie Rowe, Political Science

Photo #37

Morocco leather tanning factory
Morocco leather tanning factory.

Carly Kratz