• 1st Place, Photo Category: “Vencejos in the Sky, Feet on the Ground, Head in the Clouds.” View of La Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain from Albaicín. Photo: Laura Morgan, sociology major (UCLA summer Travel Study/ Granada, Barcelona, Madrid).

  • 2nd place, Photo Category: “A Dream Turned Reality.” London, UK. Photo: Morgan Muat, communications studies major (UCEAP/ Global Cities, Urban Realities, London & Paris).

  • “Gwanghwamun — The Gate that Spreads Light.” Main gate of Gyeongbukgung Palace, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Kevin Luong, economics major (UCEAP/ Yonsei University, South Korea).

  • “Every Color, Any Color.” Alhambra Palace, Granda, Spain. Photo: Wonder Edem, anthropology major (summer Travel Study/ Granada, Barcelona, Madrid).

  • “The Narrows.” Venice, Italy. Photo: Kathryn Carte, biology major (UCEAP/ Summer, University of Sussex, UK).

  • “Conservation's Eyes.” Curubanda, a five-year-old blind female jaguar, at Centro de Rescate Las Pumas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Photo: Kathleen Knight, environment science major (UCEAP/ Tropical Biology & Conservation, Monteverde Institute, Costa Rica).

  • “Temple Lights at Night.” Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Destiny Martin, psychology major (UCEAP/ International Summer School, Yonsei University, South Korea).

  • “llumination.” Basilica di Sant'Agostino, Rome. Photo: Jane Gardner, neuroscience major (summer Travel Study/ Exploring Ancient Rome).

  • “Beijing Fairytale.” Nameless Lake, Peking University. Photo: Anna Lai, Asian Studies major (UCEAP/ Peking University, China).

  • “Matterhorn.” Zermatt, Switzerland. Photo: Mackenzie McCoy, political science major (UCEAP/ Lund University, Switzerland).

  • “Suksma” (“Thank You” in Balinese). Gili Trawangan Island, Indonesia. Photo: Carly Rivlin, communications studies major (UCEAP/ Australian Universities).

  • “Life Returns to the Forest.” Stenshuvud National Park, Skåne, Sweden. Ian Perrett, ecology, behavior and evolution major (UCEAP/ Lund University, Sweden).

Photos by the 12 finalists in the 2017 Study Abroad Photo and Short Film Contest.

Vote for the best study abroad photos and short films of 2017

Students who traveled and/or interned abroad in the past academic year, together with international students at UCLA, have submitted photos and short films about their experience to the annual contest of the IEO/Travel Study Office.

UCLA International Institute, November 13, 2017 — Each year, UCLA study abroad students share what it’s like to live and learn in another country through travel photography and short films.

The annual Study Abroad Photography & Short Film Contest showcases the top study abroad photos and films submitted by UCLA students who have recently returned to campus or visiting international students at UCLA from abroad. This year the contest has been expanded to include short films.

The campus is invited to vote online or at the exhibit from Monday, Nov. 13, through Friday, Nov. 17, to select three of the best study abroad photos (see photo slider above) and the top short film of 2017 (see links below). The grand prize for photography is a $200 ASUCLA Store gift certificate, and the grand prize for film is a $400 ASUCLA Store gift certificate.

To view the six finalists in the short film category, click on the links below:

WINNER: "The Last Month" by Lauren Kin, design/media arts major (UCEAP/ Language & Culture Program, Madrid, Spain)

"Peru Sneak Peak" by Jugiot Chahal, pysiological science major (summer Travel Study/ Global Health in Peru)

"One Second a Day" by Emily Abbott, English major (summer Travel Study/ American Writers and Artists Abroad, Florence)

"My Summer in Korea 2017" by Munchusa Chanthisa, linguistics major (UCEAP, International Summer School, Yonsei University, South Korea)

"A Day in the Life" by Katharine Speare, pre-cognitive science major (summer Travel Study/ Vienna, Munich, Berlin)

"Notre-Dame de Fourviere" by Barry Yang, political science major (UCEAP/ Political Science, Sciences Po, Lyon, France)

The top 12 finalists for photography contest, selected by the International Education Office Committee, are featured in a special exhibit held in Powell Library’s Main Reading Room. The top 2 winners of the short film contest will be announced on the IEO website and social media channels. Results of the campus-wide vote will be announced on Friday, Nov. 17.

The campus is invited to vote online or at the exhibit this week. 



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