First place, Sense of Place: Meghan Peterson, London. "Camden Market: This photo was taken at Camden Market in London. Camden Market is near the Central London district next to Regent's Canal known as Little Venice. It is one of London's most diverse neighborhoods, a place Amy Winehouse called home and a shopping bazaar full of market stalls selling everything from vintage clothing to incense to patterned bow ties, and full of restaurants like the Cereal Killer Cafe. I was drawn to this particular stall because of its vibrant colors and array of patterns."

International Experiences Illuminated in Study Abroad Photo Contest

The Office of Study Abroad is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s annual Study Abroad Photo Contest. Photo submissions highlight the varied experiences of our Tommies abroad and the many ways in which St. Thomas students are engaging globally. The Office of Study Abroad thanks all contest entrants for the opportunity to see the world through your eyes.

Photos were submitted in four categories. First-, second- and third-place winners in each category received cash prizes:

  • The Global Classroom: photos that capture the learning that occurs outside the traditional classroom walls
  • A Sense of Place: photos that capture the unique landscape and culture of the host country
  • Tommies Abroad: photos of St. Thomas students that reflect the overall study abroad experience and/or Tommie pride
  • Most Epic Selfie: a new category this year! Students submitted photos that were posted and voted on through the Study Abroad Facebook page

The Office of Study Abroad thanks judges from the following divisions for their time and assistance in selecting our winners:

Marketing, Insights and Communications
Career Development Center
Dean of Students Office
International Students and Scholars
Institutional Advancement
Art History Department
Financial Aid Office
Office of Study Abroad

The winning photos will be on display in O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library in Coffee Bene, the Anderson Student Center, and on the Study Abroad website and Facebook page.

Congratulations, winners! (Click photos to expand into slideshow.)