The Center for Global Education (CGE) has an annual photo contest every year during the beginning of fall semester where we invite study abroad participants from the previous academic year who participated in semester programs, faculty-led travel courses, and summer international internships to submit photos from their travels.

All of the photos submitted captured beautiful memories in the making. We are glad to have the chance to share these photos with you, and perhaps encourage you to take on a journey of your own.

We’re excited to announce the winners of our 2016 Study Abroad Photo Contest! More than 100 photos were submitted and the photos received over 1000 likes combined!

The annual photo contest gives students the opportunity to share a moment from their time abroad. Our 2016 Photo Contest was administered through the CGE Facebook page. The categories for our photo contest this year included:

Students with a photo receiving the most Facebook “Likes” in each category won free admission to this year’s “Lessons from Abroad Conference.” Their photos will be displayed in the Student Union in November.

Without further ado, here are the winning photos:

Scenery and Animals
“A Girl and the Solitary Tree of Lake Wanaka”
Submitted by Heather Matley (ISA Auckland, New Zealand – Fall ’15)
Taken in Wellington, New Zealand


Community Engagement and Volunteering
“L’homme a Fontainebleau”
Submitted by Vivian Jiang (CEA Paris, France: French Language Immersion – Spring ’16)
Taken in Fontainebleau, France


Chapman Students Abroad
“Self Portrait ‘Living'”
Submitted by Reanna Peters (Semester at Sea – Spring ’16)
Taken in Crossing the Equator, Semester at Sea


Local Culture and Food
“BB Bakery – ‘Life is like a cup of tea, it’s all in how you make it'”
Submitted by Alixandra Joubran (HIST 346I/FREN 353C: A Tale of Two Cities – Interterm ’16)
Taken in London, United Kingdom


In addition to our Facebook contest, the Center for Global Education also voted on their favorite pictures from this year’s photo contest. Below are the winners of the 2016 Photo Contest CGE Favorites:

Scenery and Animals
“Stripes In Love”
Submitted by Sarah Lehman (Arcadia University – University of Cape Town – Spring ’16)
Taken in Cape Town, South Africa


Community Engagement and Volunteering
“Volunteering at Grace House”
Submitted by Anais Pauley (CSP 514A, 714A: Counseling & Intervention in Multicultural Settings – Summer Term ’16)
Taken in Siem Reap, Cambodia


Chapman Students Abroad
“Panthers and Cristo Redentor”
Submitted by Michael Cabrera (BUS 686: Building Cross-Cultural Competencies, Brazil – Interterm ’16)
Taken in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Local Culture and Food
“Drum Circle in the Big Square”
Submitted by Harrison Wallace (AIFS in Cannes, France – Spring ’16)
Taken in Marrakech, Morocco


Thank you to everyone who submitted photos for the contest. We look forward to seeing your photos next year!

Please note that this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.