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Spring 2019 Photo Contest Winners Announced

April 11, 2019

The Spring 2019 edition of our biannual ISEP Photo Contest has come to a close after receiving over 1,600 entries from ISEP students capturing their study abroad experience.

After review from ISEP staff and a week of voting on Facebook, four images have been selected and the winning students will receive cash prizes and a canvas print of their photo. Congratulations to the winners and all of the finalists! We extend a big thank you to all who entered with their amazing photos which we will share on our website and in our print and social media.

Enjoy the four winning photos below and see all of the amazing finalists over on our Facebook page.

Fan Favorite: Jacqueline Caisley from University of Waikato in New Zealand and studying at University of Alaska Southeast in the U.S.

“The other exchange students and I went on a boat tour of the Juneau harbor to see the mountains, forests and glacier from a different viewpoint. The sky was crystal clear, the water bright blue and the mountains appeared to tower above us!”
“The other exchange students and I went on a boat tour of the Juneau harbor to see the mountains, forests and glacier from a different viewpoint. The sky was crystal clear, the water bright blue and the mountains appeared to tower above us!”

Fan Favorite Runner-Up: Bryn Redal from Whitworth University in the U.S. and studying at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand

“Up the tussock-ridden ridge on Roys Peak, NZ”
“Up the tussock-ridden ridge on Roys Peak, NZ”

Staff Pick: Mary Bergeron from Louisiana State University in the U.S. and studied at Universidad del Salvador in Argentina

“After my academic semester in Buenos Aires came to an end, I went to visit Mendoza, the second largest Argentine city on the edge of the Andes Mountains. I went with my friends, Antonella, a fellow USAL exchange student from Mexico, and Cecilia, an Italian exchange student attending UADE. We took an evening horseback riding tour through a vineyard at sunset on our last day together in Argentina.”
“After my academic semester in Buenos Aires came to an end, I went to visit Mendoza, the second largest Argentine city on the edge of the Andes Mountains. I went with my friends, Antonella, a fellow USAL exchange student from Mexico, and Cecilia, an Italian exchange student attending UADE. We took an evening horseback riding tour through a vineyard at sunset on our last day together in Argentina.”

Staff Pick Runner-up: Kayla King from University of Southern Indiana in the U.S. and studying at Mälardalen University in Sweden

“In Sweden, I was given the opportunity to visit an indigenous Sami camp in the Arctic. There, we sat around a fire in the lavvu learning about the Sami people. We tried some reindeer jerky and reindeer broth, two traditional Sami foods, and the two Sami men we spoke with were kind enough to let us feed their reindeer. They shared stories and facts about how their culture predominantly revolves around reindeer, nature, and the changing seasons. For example, wealth in the Sami culture is measured in terms of reindeer, so the more reindeer you have the wealthier you are considered to be.
Visiting the Sami was definitely a fun, eye-opening experience. Especially because of the winter climate in the Arctic."
“In Sweden, I was given the opportunity to visit an indigenous Sami camp in the Arctic. There, we sat around a fire in the lavvu learning about the Sami people. We tried some reindeer jerky and reindeer broth, two traditional Sami foods, and the two Sami men we spoke with were kind enough to let us feed their reindeer. They shared stories and facts about how their culture predominantly revolves around reindeer, nature, and the changing seasons. For example, wealth in the Sami culture is measured in terms of reindeer, so the more reindeer you have the wealthier you are considered to be. Visiting the Sami was definitely a fun, eye-opening experience. Especially because of the winter climate in the Arctic.“

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