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Contain Your Wanderlust: Winning Images From Drexel Study Abroad’s Annual Photo Contest Revealed

February 15, 2017

A submission to the Drexel Study Abroad photo contest from Rizwana Saleem in Spain with the caption "Birds and Barcelona are my two favorite things!"
A submission to the Drexel Study Abroad photo contest from Rizwana Saleem in Spain with the caption "Birds and Barcelona are my two favorite things!"

It’s that time of year again when Drexel’s Study Abroad Office holds its annual photo contest for students to showcase the amazing sights and experiences they’ve enjoyed while studying abroad. And just like in past years, the student-submitted photos beautifully capture moments in time in magical foreign countries and document the places Drexel students are invited to travel — all while causing some serious wanderlust.

There were 132 photos submitted by 44 students (who were allowed to send in a maximum of three pictures). The photos spanned 31 countries and five continents, ranging from Iceland to Peru to Singapore to Cuba to Morocco. Italy ended up being the most-photographed country in the contest, as it was featured in 15 photos; the Czech Republic came in second, with 12 photos; and England and Greece tied for third place with 10 photos.

The pictures were submitted on Feb. 3, with all photos posted to the Drexel Study Abroad Facebook page three days later. For a week, people voted by liking, commenting and sharing their favorite photo, all of which awarded points to the student who submitted the photo. The winners were announced on Feb. 13, and the five students with the highest scores received Amazon gift cards.  

You can view the top five photos below and check out the rest of the entries on the Drexel Study Abroad Facebook page.

First Place

Phuong Nguyen, Germany: "One of the best cities #Berlin."
Phuong Nguyen, Germany: "One of the best cities #Berlin."

Second Place

Rebecca Oswald, Czech Republic: "Marveling at this fantasy view in rural Czech Republic."
Rebecca Oswald, Czech Republic: "Marveling at this fantasy view in rural Czech Republic."

Third Place

Gracie Butler (an inbound exchange student from the University of Leeds), USA: "One Hundred and Three Floors."
Gracie Butler (an inbound exchange student from the University of Leeds), USA: "One Hundred and Three Floors."

Fourth Place

Mohana Nagda, Hong Kong: "Lost in Paradise."
Mohana Nagda, Hong Kong: "Lost in Paradise."

Fifth Place

Roaa Elgabrouny, Hong Kong: "Hong Kong Skyline."
Roaa Elgabrouny, Hong Kong: "Hong Kong Skyline."

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