2010 NC State Study Abroad Photo Contest

Each year, more than 1,000 NC State students study abroad through our university's study abroad programs,crossing international borders for academic study, cultural immersion, career building, and service. As a result, thousands of amateur photographs have been taken of stunning international landscapes, unique cultural heritages and globally engaged NC State students in action.

Students submitted more than 200 photographs, culled from their visual souvenirs, to the annual Study Abroad Photo Contest. The contest, which began in 2007 as a way to celebrate the intercultural exchange that results from study abroad, is an opportunity for students to share their experiences while showcasing their photography skills.

Voting is open to all members of the NC State campus community, who have the opportunity to weigh in on their favorite photos in each category: The Pack Abroad, Natural & Urban Landscape and People & Culture.

This year, in an effort to connect directly with the student photographers and others in the social media realm, all voting will take place through the NC State Study Abroad Facebook page. Simply choose your favorite photo in each category by "Liking" it. Voters must be Facebook members to vote, and voting is open through October 16, 2010.

The Study Abroad Office strives to make it possible for all NC State students to engage in academically-based international experiences, which will give them the skills to be active, informed, and culturally sensitive citizens in the global community.

For more information, visit http://studyabroad.ncsu.edu/ .

Natural and Urban Landscape: Notre Dame (47), Paris, France, by Kelly Higgins The Pack Abroad: Students Hiding in the Jungle (129), Belize, by Laura Johnson People and Culture: The Aroma of Fresly Roasted Coffe (45), Nicaragua, by Ariel Fugate The Pack Abroad: Last Day in Nevis, (91), Oualie Beach, Nevis, by Lindsey Barr Natural and Urban Landscape: Nature Prevails (135), Belize, by Kristin Smith The Pack Abroad: Ariel with a dusky antbird (152), Matagalpa, Nicaragua, by Kevin Durso Natural and Urban Landscape: Raindrops on a Banana Leaf (189), Costa Rica, by Bridget Lassiter People and Culture: Italians on the Beach (26), Cinque Terre, Italy, by Courtney Schaffer Natural and Urban Landscape: It's Not Easy Being Green (139), Totuguero, Costa Rica, by Lauren Berlamino The Pack Abroad: Total Awe (124), Praha, Czech Republic, by Timothy Guadagno People and Culture: Waiting for Green (156), Copenhagen, Denmark, by Jeffrey Huber People and Culture: Shrimping at Sunrise (140), Costa Rica, by Lauren Berlamino The Pack Abroad: Footsteps of Dr. Dorgeloh (145), Namib desert, by Kayla Campasino Natural and Urban Landscape: Blue Gratto (20), Capri, Italy, by Lauren McGee People and Culture: Masquerading in Venice (55), Venice, Italy, by Molli Hayworth The Pack Abroad: Life on the Edge (87), Fiesole, Italy, by Andrew Miller The Pack Abroad: Dream come true (100), Paris, France, by Nicole Wanke People and Culture: Fishing at Sunset (90), Frigate Bay, St. Kitts, Lindsey Barr Natural and Urban Landscape: The Cold Mermaid (154), Copenhagen, Denmark, by Jeffrey Huber People and Culture: Steering a River Boat (39), Hangzhou, China, by Kara Tinker People and Culture: Parisian Flower Market (227) Paris, France, by Heidi Adams People and Culture: Capela Dos Ossos(56), Faro, Portugal, by Molli Hayworth Natural and Urban Landscape: Prague Castle at Sunset (33), Prague, Czech Republic, by Kristin Farley Natural and Urban Landscape: Neuschwanstein Castle (179), Munich, Germany, by Amit Sachan Natural and Urban Landscape: Setting Sun from Petrin Hill (86), Praha, Czech Republic, by Timothy Guadagno The Pack Abroad: The Pack on Top (84), Hangzhou, China, by Derek Mclamb Natural and Urban Landscape: Guiding Thor (102), Capri, Italy, by Kate Shefte Natural and Urban Landscape: Juxtaposition of Traditional and Modern (217), Avignon, France, by Nicole Alvarez The Pack Abroad: Leslie in Town (205), Chincherro, Peru, by Charles Semelka Natural and Urban Landscape: Stonehenge (162), Wiltshire, England, by Lisa Beth Price The Pack Abroad: Wolfpack VS. Volcano (200), Mt. Vesuvius, Italy, by Tracy Turnbull People and Culture: Peruvian boy (169), Pisac Inka, by Leslie Alvarez Natural and Urban Landscape: Early Morning Eruption, Volcán Arenal (138), La Fortuna, Costa Rica, by Lauren Berlamino Natural and Urban Landscape: The Fog of Venice (123), Venice, Italy, by Timothy Guadagno Natural and Urban Landscape: Kinmizutera sunset (192), Kyoto, Japan, by Luis Zapata Natural and Urban Landscape: The Colors of the Great Barrier Reef (17), Great Barrier Reef, Australia, by Margot Cate People and Culture: Girl with Dog (222). Pisac, Peru, by Jonathan Vogel People and Culture: Stream Golf (195), Beppu, Japan, by Luis Zapata Natural and Urban Landscape: Croation Waterfalls (225), Plitvice National Park, Croatia, by Heidi Adams People and Culture: Parade through the Streets (219), Marseille, France, by Nicole Alvarez The Pack Abroad: Ally and the Kids (223), Ollantaytambo, Peru, by Jonathan Vogel Natural and Urban Landscape: Curious Elephant (143), Damaraland, Namibia, by Kayla Campasino The Pack Abroad: The Joy of Being Lost (121), Buccino, Italy, by Forrest Moog People and Culture: Gondolier in Venice (25), Venice, Italy, by Courtney Schaffer People and Culture: Oktoberfest Prep (181), Munich, Germany, by Amit Sachan People and Culture: Ryokan Sit (194), Beppu, Japan, by Luis Zapata The Pack Abroad: The Pack visits Irazu volcano (108), Irazu National Park, Costa Rica, by Connie Fisk Natural and Urban Landscape: Serenity at Dawn (63), New Zealand, by Natasha Vos Natural and Urban Landscape: Cliffs of Moher (14), Cliffs of Moher, Ireland, by Kayla Holler The Pack Abroad: Jump for the Pack (202), Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa, by Michelle Ludwig The Pack Abroad: Students on the Namib Dunes (70), Gobabeb, Namibia, by Sara Reichelt The Pack Abroad: Czech Hippo Eats Christine (233), Praha, Czech Republic, by Gina Vaccaro NCSU (224), Moray, Peru, by Jonathan Vogel Natural and Urban Landscape: A Sheep's View (165) Annascaul, Count Kerry, by Justin Lee The Pack Abroad: The Pack Peeks Out (36), Berlin, Germany, by Kristin Farley The Pack Abroad: Abbey Road Wolfpack Style (201), Pompeii, Italy, by Tracy Turnbull People and Culture: Boat Ride in Thousand Islands Lake (82), Qiando Hu, China, by Derek Mclamb Instructions