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The 10th Annual A&S Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners

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The Arts & Sciences Office of Advising and Student Services, and our cosponsor Murphy's Camera, are excited to announce the winners of the 10th Annual A&S Study Abroad Photo Contest. Ideally, when other students see these photos, they will be inspired to start looking into all the wonderful opportunities to travel abroad available through the International Center, The Office for Civic Engagement, Leadership & Service, and various academic departments on campus. Students benefit from these experiences not only academically, but personally as well.



1st Place: Cerro Torre by Emma Jacobs

Emma Jacobs is a Biology and Spanish major who participated in the International Studies Abroad Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

About Cerro Torre: "The first time I had ever hiked was here, in El Chaltén. Every campsite had breathtaking views of the famous Mount Fitz Roy and the trails wound backpackers through green meadows and yellow flowers. However, the beauty of peak Cerro Torre was quite unexpected, as it is usually overshadowed by Fitz Roy. It was on my third day of camping that I arrived at this site, tired but nonetheless awed. I spent the rest of my day exploring the ridges around the mountain, getting as close as I could to its glacier and lake until the sun had set."

Prize: $100 gift card from Murphy's Camera and $50 towards a photo book of her travels

2nd Place: Rural Japan by Kaelin Wright

Kaelin Wright is an Art major who studied abroad in Osaka, Japan.

About Rural Japan: "It's easy to only think of Tokyo when you imagine Japan, but rural Japan is, for me, the most intriguing and captivating. You learn about Japan's rich history and meet kind and generous people. This photo was taken at Byodoin Temple, a World Heritage Site and overall beautiful temple, located in Uji!"

Prize: $75 gift card from Murphy's Camera

3rd Place (A&S Staff Favorite): Rainbow Mountain by Caleb Bridgewater

Caleb Bridgewater is a Biology major who travelled abroad in Peru.

About Rainbow Mountain: "A mineral rich deposit on top of a mountain, only unearthed recently when glaciers covering it melted. In very isolated country, you're given a glimpse of  native life, as if you're going back in time. After four hours of hiking, you're blown away when you finally get to Rainbow Mountain. It's a sad reminder of the effects of global warming, as well as the beauty on our earth."

Prize: $50 gift card to Murphy's Camera



Last Year's Winners:


1st Place: Eiserner Steg über Main, Germany by Caitlyn Bowyer

sand dunes

2nd Place: Sahara Desert, Morocco by Diana Lalata

boy next to sign

3rd Place (A&S Staff/Faculty Choice): Boy, South Africa by Kelsi Wermuth

Are you interested in doing study abroad?

The first thing you should do is visit the International Center for information about the basics of planning a study abroad semester, summer, or year.

You should plan your experience about a year prior to the time you would like the study abroad to take place. The Study Abroad Office can help you pick out what classes are available at your intended location. The next step (in terms of course work) is to have the faculty advisor in that area (i.e. French faculty advisor if it is a French language class) sign off on your form indicating how the course transfers to U of L. After you have that information - please visit the A&S Advisor assigned to your major to find out how those classes will apply to your particular degree.
Please see for further information or call (502) 852-6602;
email us at: ; or stop by at International Center, Brodschi Hall, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292.

The International Center/ Study Abroad Office () advises students on all third-party (managed outside of U of L) study abroad programs.  These offerings stretch from the short term summer and winter break programs, to semester and full year programs in universities around the world..