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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 favourite travel photos that relate to competition theme to our Study Abroad and Exchange Photo Competition!

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.

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.

Photo competition winners 2017 semester 1

We are proud to announce the winners of this semester's competition!

People’s Choice

Category Winners

Congratulations to all our winners!


The Gallery

Find out just where you can go and what you can see when you Study Abroad by visiting our Gallery of entries from recent Competitions.