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2015 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2015 Photo Contest winners. The following images were judged as best reflecting the study abroad experience out of all the entries submitted. IU students who studied abroad anytime during the 2014-2015 academic year or summer 2015 were eligible to enter the contest. First and second prizes were awarded in three categories: IU Students Abroad, Local Culture, and Local Environment.

Thank you to our 2015 prize package sponsors: Orange Leaf, Uptown Cafe, TGI Fridays, Fazoli's, Baked!, Bloomington Bagel Company, and Dats.

1st Place Winner - "IU Students Abroad"
IU Students Abroad, First Place

IU students sketching the Sydney Harbor Bridge




1st Place Winner - "Local Culture"

Local Culture, First Place

Gondoliers navigate the famed Venetian canals



1nd Place Winner - "Local Environment"

Local Environment, First Place

Enjoying a canoe ride in the Amazon with other IU students

  • Photo by: Coleen Gaughan
  • Photo Location: Iquitos, Perú
  • Program: Lima
  • Term: Fall 2014


2nd Place Winner - "IU Students Abroad"

IU Students Abroad, Second Place

Our program took us to Cremona, Italy, where we learned about their tradition of making Stradivarius violins

  • Photo by: Emily Murphy
  • Photo Location: Cremona, Italy
  • Program: Milan-IES
  • Term: Spring 2015


2nd Place Winner - "Local Culture"

Local Environment, Second Place

Cemetary in Huaycán, Perú at sunset

  • Photo by: Craig Skillman
  • Photo Location: Hyuacán, Perú
  • Program: Lima
  • Term: Fall 2015


2nd Place Winner - "Local Environment"

Local Environment, Third Place

Laguna Honda in Uyuni Desert, Bolivia

It is hard to overstate the influence this travel has had on me, on who I am today. It has shaped my world view, what I find interesting, and what I think about.”

-Dionissi Aliprantis, IU Overseas Study Participant, Greece