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Study Abroad Photo Contest

It's been great seeing all the photos from our 2020 YCP Abroad Photo Contest. We have wonderful photos every year from locations like Finland, Spain, Costa Rica, Cuba, India, and more. Plus, our students and alum provided thoughtful narratives about the journeys they had abroad. Not only did we receive some wonderful photos, but both students and alumni offered thoughtful narratives about the challenges and inspirations from their travels.
Here are our winners for 2020, and we hope these memories inspire us all to remember how globally connected we still are. Submit your photos for the next year. Deadline: Friday, October 1, 2021.
  • Cultural Knowledge: New cultural information learned while abroad about things such as art, architecture, history, traditions, technology, and so on.
  • Connections: Meaningful connections made while abroad, people driven experiences, foreign language interactions, and/or communication with locals.
  • Challenges: Intercultural experiences that challenged you while abroad, moments that pushed you out of your comfort zone, unexpected adventures, and/or skills you gained to adapt to unknown situations.
  • #SpartanPride: Photos that show your Spartan Pride Abroad and include T-shirts, signs, flags, and so on. 
Sarah Rodriguez holds up her Disney name tag in front of Cinderella's Castle
Fan Favorite Winner, Sarah Rodriguez, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida, "I went on to participate in the Disney College Program (DCP). My name tag was my pride and joy. I was extremely proud to be representing YCP. Even though I was still in the U.S., I found myself connecting with the entire world."