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The Outbound Study Abroad Photo Competition

Each semester we invite returning Exchange, Short Course and Faculty Led Program students to submit their favorite travel photos that relate to the competition theme for our Study Abroad and Exchange Photo Competition. After students have submitted photos we will invite you to vote for your favorite photo as it relates to the competition theme on our Facebook Page. Voting is open to EVERYONE and there will be a prize awarded to the photo with the most votes. Votes may also be used to help the UC Study Abroad Office determine each of the category winners.

Photo Competition Theme.

“One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Study Abroad affords us the opportunity to view the world, and our place with in it, from a different angle. This change of perspective challenges us to examine the preconceived notions we hold, prompting us to reflect on ourselves, our idea of who we are, the direction we are heading and what we truly value and want from life. UC Study Abroad is looking to capture these shifts and challenges to our perspective in photographic form via our biannual “UC Study Abroad Photo Competition”.

Please submit up to three images that summarize how your study abroad experience has changed or challenged your perspective. Ensure you include a short paragraph on how the photo illustrates or captures your perspective change. Photos can be literal, illustrative or abstract in their composition.

Once students submit their photos from around the world, we will invite you to vote for your favourite photo in each category. Voting is open to EVERYONE and prizes will be awarded to each category winner.


Peoples Choice Award

The Photograph with the most number of 'Likes' via our UC Study Abroad Facebook page gallery will receive the award. This award consists of a $50 gift voucher.

Office Choice Award

The Photograph that most embodies the competition theme as decided by the UC Study Abroad Staff will receive the award. This award consists of a $50 gift voucher.

Study Abroad in 60 Seconds?

Have some great video footage? Create a thoughtful video that gives insight into the study abroad experience in one minute or less and submit to our "Study Abroad in 60 Seconds" collection.

Submit Your Entries Now

We're now inviting you to submit your best Study Abroad photos to Outbound Photo Competition for students who studied abroad in Semester 2 2017 and Summer Term 2018! Entries start on Wednesday 21 February 2018 at 9.00am and close on Tuesday 20 March 2018 at 9:00am

Use our Online Submission Forms to submit your photos:

Photo Competition Submission form (1 photo per submission)

The grand total of photos submitted by any one person must be no greater than three.

More Inspiration?

Find out just where you can go and what you can see when you Study Abroad by following uc_studyabroad on Instagram for further images from UC students exchange experiences.