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2023-24 Study Abroad Photo Contest


2023-24 Categories

Where in the World?
Includes photos of cityscapes, landscapes, nature, architecture, animals, or
anything that distinguishes a sense of place.

Celebration of Culture
Photos that capture the spirit of the student’s host country, including interactions
with the local population, traditions, festivals, etc.

Tribe in Action
W&M student(s) out and about in the world! Photos could be of the student and his or her classmates doing research, working in the classroom, spending time with their host family, etc.

Global Classroom
Photos that reflect the educational aspect of the student’s experience, including
his or her university, housing, libraries, laboratories, field sites, and other learning

Through My Eyes
Unique photos that capture a part of your experience that do not fit in the other categories.

Photos captured by our faculty. Using unique and creative perspective to
showcase their dedication, passion, or expertise.

Submit your photos here

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Photo Selection
The GEO Staff with the help of other departments on campus will vote for the top five photos in each category. The top five photos in each category will be posted for final voting to determine the winning photo in each category.


Rules & Regulations
All entries must be original work of W&M students who registered for study abroad with the Global Education Office from 2020-2023 and have not been submitted at the previous contest. Photos must have been taken at some time during the study abroad program, such as program functions and activities or group outings and travel. Photos from personal travel before or after the program will not be accepted. Students may submit up to five photos; however, only one photo will be accepted per category. If an image contains a minor, written consent from a parent or guardian must be provided. Images must have a resolution of at least 240 dpi; 300 dpi or higher is preferable. Photo submissions with a resolution under 240 dpi will not be considered. Photos must be digital and submitted via the online qualtrics form with a photo release agreement by 5:00 PM on Monday, October 16th, 2023.

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Judges’ decisions are final. Category winners will be notified in November approximately 2 weeks after the Study Abroad Fair. Submitted photos may be selected for future print publication and/or web use. 

 UPDATE 12/23.

This year's contest had such great participation that we invited other departments help us narrow down the top contenders.

We have moved voting within the top 5 to the beginning of the 2024 year to be able to highlight the amazing submissions we received.

Our study abroad students gave us a trip around the world through their pictures and we are so excited  to share them with our W&M community!