The Fall 2019 ISEP Photo Contest brought in over 1,500 entries from ISEP students capturing their study abroad experience all around the world.
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: Campus & Classes Finalist Savannah Harding from San Diego State University in the U.S. and studied at EARTH University in Costa Rica
“Class field trip to see the Caribbean Sea in Costa Rica.”
Fan Favorite Runner-Up: Landscapes & Landmarks Finalist Beatrice Mioccio from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy and studied at Toyo University in Japan
“Visiting Kamakura and the second biggest Buddha statue (Daibutsu) in Japan.”
Staff Pick: Live Like a Local Finalist Carlos Rodriguez-Torres from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in the U.S. and studied at Toyo University in Japan
“Hikawa Shrine in Kawagoe is one of many shrines that is dedicated to love and marriage. Many Japanese visit in the name of finding fruitful love or to pray for a healthy marriage. Marriage is often referred to as a union of love between two people. An eternal love for one another, unlike the love for family or things, love takes different meanings depending on what you give it. In Japanese, love has meaning in not one but 3 ways: すき(suki) similar to like, だいすき(daisuki) similar to love, and あいしてる(aishiteru) an intense or eternal love. At the time I couldn’t read much but the sheer volume of prayer placards hoping for love left enough of an impression on me.”
Staff Pick Runner-up: You Abroad Finalist Camila Cardoso from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) in Brazil and studied at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden
“The beautiful combination of nature and architecture in front of Uspenski Cathedral in Helsinki, Finland.”
Honorable Mention: Live Like a Local Finalist Aline Gollob from Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz in Austria and studied at University of Nebraska at Omaha in the U.S.
“My buddy was showing me some cool places in Omaha and my first thought when I saw this room was simply "That’s so American!””
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