Academics

Study Abroad Photo Contest

Did you have the experience of a lifetime studying abroad? Enter the photo contest to share your favorite memories — and have a chance to win!

The study abroad photo contest is a celebration of the diversity of our world and the commonalities that unite us!

Photo Contest Categories

Alma Pride Abroad — Photos of you or your classmates in Alma gear during your time abroad
Landscapes —Your most stunning shots of the scenic landscapes you encountered abroad
Cross-cultural experiences — “We’re not in Alma anymore…” Your most eye-opening cultural experiences

Contest Rules and Submission Instructions

The study abroad photo contest is open to students who completed credit-bearing academic work outside the United States in the past year (e.g. approved study abroad program, spring term course, or independent study).

Photos must be your original work.

High resolution images (2MB+) are appreciated.

All submissions become property of Alma College and may be used without attribution. If you submit a photograph it is understood that you have granted this right.

Winners will be notified via email and will receive a gift certificate to College Corner.

To enter:

Email up to two entries per category to offcampusstudies@alma.edu.

With each entry, please include:

  • Your name and email address
  • The title of the photo, the location where the photo was taken and the name of your study abroad program
  • The category in which you are entering the photo
  • The names of individuals in the photo, where possible (e.g. other Alma students)

The submission deadline is the first day of International Education Week each year. Voting for the contest winners will take place during International Education week on Facebook at

Alma College

Past Winners:

2016

Emily Carter, Orkney, Scotland, "Highland Dancer in Scotland"

Emily Carter, 2016 Photo Contest Winner, in Orkney, Scotland. “Highland Dancer in Scotland”

2015

Alma Pride Abroad - 2015 Photo Contest Winner - Marianna Smith - San Pedro de Atacama, ChileAlma Pride Abroad - 2015 Photo Contest Winner - Marianna Smith - San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Culture Shock - 2015 Photo Contest Winner - Katherine Vaillancourt - Beijing, ChinaCulture Shock - 2015 Photo Contest Winner - Katherine Vaillancourt - Beijing, China

Landscapes - 2015 Photo Contest Winner - Aaron Leonard - Decontra, ItalyLandscapes - 2015 Photo Contest Winner - Aaron Leonard - Decontra, Italy