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2016 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2016 Photo Contest winners. The following images were judged to best reflect the study abroad experience. IU students who studied abroad anytime during the 2015-2016 academic year or summer 2016 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 2016 prize package sponsors: HuHot Mongolian Grill, Potbelly, Hartzell's Ice Cream, McAlister's Deli, Qdoba, Fazoli's, Kilroy's on Kirkwood, and Dagwood's Deli.

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

A quick gesture drawing on my first day of class of a statue by Giambologna in the Loggia dei Lanzi


  • Photo by: Hannah Holloway
  • Photo Location: Florence, Italy
  • Program: Florence-IU Summer
  • Term: Summer 2016


1st Place Winner - "Local Culture"

Local Culture, First Place

Brunch; Always a Good Idea



1st Place Winner - "Local Environment"

Local Environment, First Place

The Huldufólk are real. They must be.

  • Photo by: Jennifer Baumgartner
  • Photo Location: Southern Iceland
  • Program: Maastricht-KSB
  • Term: Spring 2016


2nd Place Winner - "IU Students Abroad"

IU Students Abroad, Second Place

Day 1 at the Panda Base and I am in love with my internship. Yibao really wanted to take a selfie with me, probably because I gave him some panda cake.

  • Photo by: Sienna Gonzalez
  • Photo Location: Chengdu, China
  • Program: Non-IU Program in Beijing, China
  • Term: Summer 2016


2nd Place Winner - "Local Culture"

Local Environment, Second Place

The walls of the ancient port city of Marseille are alive with graffiti that reflects the diverse cultures of the town.

  • Photo by: Elizabeth Timberlake
  • Photo Location: Marseille, France
  • Program: Non-IU Program in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Term: Summer 2016


2nd Place Winner - "Local Environment"

Local Environment, Third Place

Reflection of the iconic buildings along the still river.

  • Photo by: Jessica Grossfeld
  • Photo Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Program: Non-IU Program in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Term: Spring 2016

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