2016 Photo & Video Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Study Abroad Photo and Video Contests!

First Place

Michael McRoskey - London Fall

1 Mcroskey Michael Greece Ps

Notre Dame Chemical Engineer Soren Kyhl ('18) finishes giving a piggy-back ride to a Syrian boy, age 7, in a refugee camp in Greece.


Second Place

Laura Gruszka - London Spring

2 Gruszka Laura Morrocco

Part of our tour in Morocco included a camel ride on the beach, which was as hectic and smelly as it sounds. We each waited our turn to hop onto camel backs as other tour members toppled off their animals. When I dismounted my kneeling animal, it turned to me and jammed its wet nose in my face. My friend Jake Ricci took this photo of me, which didn't capture the smelly interaction; what it did capture, though, was the camel's smug ambivalence and my joy and surprise.

Third Place

Robin Seay - Dublin Fall

3 Seay Robin Norway Ps

We took a weekend trip up to Nærøyfjord, Flam, Norway and got to take a boat tour through this stunning fjord.

Honorable Mention

Madison Walsh - Angers Spring

Honorable Walsh Madison France

This photo was taken under the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France after two other Notre Dame students and I finished the Paris Color Run 5k.

Honorable Mention

Kevin Warten - London Summer Engineering

Honorable Warten Kevin Uk

While it wasn't the most ideal weather for a ride in the London Eye, the raindrops collected on the capsule windows provided a unique overlay to Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster. High above the rooftops of London, I couldn't help but think, "second rain drop to the right and straight on till morning."

First Place

John Rushemeza - Santiago Fall

This is a short compilation video of the many amazing adventures Chile had for me and the rest of my study abroad group this past fall. All of the clips included in this video were taken within the country of Chile, spanning from the northern Atacama desert all the way to the south end in Patagonia. I hope you all enjoy!

Second Place

Anthony LaGuardia - Jerusalem Spring

Ryan, Anna, and I studied abroad at the Jerusalem Global Gateway in Spring 2016. During our time there we took a four day trip to the North of Israel in order to hike "the Jesus Trail" a 40 mile journey from Nazareth to Capernaum. The biblical significance of this excursion can be found in the Gospel of Matthew where it mentions that Jesus’s public ministry moved from his home-town of Nazareth down to Cana, where he performed his first miracle, and eventually to Capernaum, a fishing village on the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus gathered his first disciples.