Winners of the 2017 Study Abroad Photo Contest announced

CWRU student looks at Big Ben from red phone booth in London

2017 Study Abroad Photo Contest overall winning photo

Each year, the Office of Education Abroad holds the Study Abroad Photo Contest. This year’s winners were honored at the International Achievement Dinner in April. An overall winner is selected, in addition to one winner each in four categories: “The World is Your Classroom;” “Landscape, Bridges and Buildings;” “Cultural Selfie” and “General.”

Additionally, the photo that receives the most “likes” on the CWRU Study Abroad Facebook page is recognized.

This year’s overall winner is Joyce Chu, whose photo was taken in London. The photo, titled “It’s [Big] Ben Real, London,” was taken during spring semester while Chu was studying abroad at the National University of Ireland-Galway.

See all photos submitted for the contest on the CWRU Study Abroad Facebook page.

Learn more about each of the winning photos.

This year’s winning photos are listed below.

“The World is Your Classroom:” Alexander Beisner’s “Mutual Understanding”

Student watching two Rwandan villagers working to connect a light bulb“Landscape, Bridges and Buildings:” Sarah Newcomb’s “The Several Billion Star Church”

Starry night over Church of the Good Shepherd

“Cultural Selfie:” Ellen Swenson’s “What you seek is seeking you”

Student at the 10,000 Buddha's Temple in Hong Kong

“General:” Neil Chavan’s “Pearl of the Antilles”

Student overlooking the the city of Havana at sunset

“Facebook Fan Favorite:” Sayde Slobodien’s “My wish came true”

Student throwing coin into Trevi Fountain in Rome