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Study Abroad Program

Spring 2011 Photo Contest Winners:

OVERALL WINNER: Hunger Behind Bars by Kori Zedaker.I took this picture while on a service trip with Operation Hunger in the Khayelitsha Township located just outside of Cape Town, South Africa. These children live in one of the poorest and most crime-ridden communiities in all of South Africa. This is the fastest growing townhsip in South Africa, with over 400,000 people living there. When I looked at these children, I felt all of their emotions, and is one of the moments of my study abroad experieience that I will remember for the rest of my life.

Overall Globetrotter winner: Hunger Behind Bars

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WINNER: Small Change by Ainslee Metherd. This picture was taken in Whitby, Yorkshire, England. The first weekend in October in the U.K. is a national holiday in England called Guy Fawkes Day. Whitby was bustling with people out enjoying the holiday weekend. This man was busking for small change in an alley at dusk, a few yards from the boardwalk and the seaside. The music from his accordion added to the ambiance of the children laughing, seagulls calling, the smell of British fish and chips, and the sounds of waves crashing against the breakers.

Globetrotter winner: Small Change

THE VIEW FROM HERE WINNER: An Alp-solutely Remarkable Day by Lauren Richards. This photo was taken in Queenstown, located in the South Island of New Zealand. Queenstown sits on the edge of Lake Wakatipu and is surrounded by the Southern Alps. It is home to some of the most incredible scenery in the world. This picture I took is looking out onto Lake Wakatipu wit the Remarkable Mountain Range in the background. This picture highlights New Zealands's truly unique subtropical climate. This picture was taken mid-September, which is the beginning of their springtime. Queenstown is known as the "adventure capital of the world" and is the sister city to Aspen, Colorado. There are an abundance of outdoor adventure activities to choose from such as bungee jumping, skydiving, jet boating, white water rafting, tramping (hiking), skiing/snowboarding, horseback riding and much more!

Globetrotter winner: An Alp-solutely Remarkable Day

IF I HAD A HAMMER WINNER: The Tower by Paige Lewkow. At the beginning of summer, we had the opportunity to visit the gorgeous city of Paris. Unfortunately, we only had three hours to tour the entire city. We managed to see the Champs d'Elysee, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre and, of course, the Eiffel Tower. This picture was taken on a small Parisian street as we approached the magnificent structure and the crowd is awestruck with its magnitude. For as many times as we had seen pictures of this historic place, nothing can prepare you for the grandeur of the woven metal that is the Eiffel Tower.

Globetrotter winner: The Tower

ME IN . . . WINNER: Camels and Pyramids by Myranda Hoffman. Two friends and I went to Cairo for four days. We were doing so many things that we did not make it to the pyramids until the last day! We must have found the only "camel tour" shop that allowed us to each have our own camel because every other tourist we saw there had to share a camel with their guide. A teenage boy walked on the ground, leading our camels by a rope, so we didn' t even have to steer!

Globetrotter winner: Camels and Pyramids


Globetrotter Photo Contests

Each semester returning Study Abroad students can submit photos from their trips for the Globetrotter Photo Contest. The photos are in four categories:

  • Up Close and Personal: a photo with people in it
  • The View from Here: a photo with landscape or a subject in nature (animals, plants, waterfalls, etc.)
  • If I Had a Hammer: an architectural or historical site photo
  • Me In: any photo with you in a famous destination or of any unique experiences you had while abroad

You may submit up to four photos. the UNC community will judge the photos for uniqueness, cultural relevance, and technical qualities (i.e., the crop, use of color or black &white, and clarity).


Grand Prize: One photo will be awarded the Grand Prize as the best photo out of all four categories. The Grand Prize winner will receive a framed 11"x14" reprint of their photo and will have their picture displayed in our student gallery. They also will receive a $50 book store gift certificate.

Category Champions: will be awarded for the best photo in each individual category. Champions will each receive a framed 8"x10" reprint of the photo and will have the photo displayed in our student gallery.




    Application deadline for Fall 2012 has been extended until April 6th