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Dartmouth Study Abroad Yields a World in Photos

View the full set of study abroad photos at Dartmouth flickr, complete with captions by the students commenting on their images and their experiences.

Dartmouth sends more than half of its undergraduates to study off campus each year. In the course of their travels they often photograph some amazing places. To share those views with a wider audience, the Frank J. Guarini Institute for International Education, the home of Dartmouth College's Academic Off-Campus Programs, sponsors an annual photography contest for students to display images they’ve taken during their academic off-campus experiences.

“As in prior years, the Guarini Institute received a wide array of striking images captured by students on off-campus academic programs. The contest itself serves as a wonderful opportunity for students to share some of the wealth of experiences available on our programs with the Dartmouth community, and to further reflect on their study away experiences,” says John Tansey, executive director of the Guarini Institute.

The 2016 contest attracted 38 entrants, who submitted photos in four categories:  academic engagement, people and community; nature and physical landscape; and urban and architecture. Guarini student staffers Emily Albrecht ’16 and Ankhet Holmes ’17 managed the contest. The students’ photo pictures were exhibited at Collis Common Ground on May 10, and all Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students were invited to vote for the winning photograph in each category. These are the winners:

Sagrada Familia (Urban and Architecture category)

“While on the FSP, I traveled to Spain for the first time. Walking into Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia was the greatest sight-seeing highlight of my 10 weeks in Europe. My breath was literally taken away. I had never cried from architecture before!” (Photo by Anna Ghnouly ’16, Geography FSP, Czech Republic, spring 2015)

Lake Taupo Friends (People and Community category)

“We took a spontaneous trip in our last few hours in the city of Taupo. We jumped in Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand, which also happens to be inside the crater of a volcano. Behind us was a famous wall of Maori carvings, and some ducks decided to join us for a special moment in these volcanic waters.” (Photo by Corinne Kasper ’17, Anthropology/Linguistics FSP, New Zealand, winter 2016)

Bastion Point (Nature and Physical Landscape category)

“This was taken at a geothermal nature reserve in Rotorua, New Zealand. The steam swirling above the boiling water can be seen in the photo, as well as the beautiful orange deposits caused by chemical reactions in the geothermal pool. It is affectionately named ‘Champagne Pool’ because of the carbon dioxide efflux, and the experience of standing on some of the thinnest parts of the Earth’s crust was unforgettable.” (Photo by Kathleen Li ’17, Anthropology/Linguistics FSP, New Zealand, winter 2016)

Te Rerenga Wairua: Leaping Off Place of Spirits (Academic Engagement category)

“This photo is from our class visit to the northwestern-most point of New Zealand, where the local iwi (the Maori tribe) believe the spirits of their deceased pass on to the next world. The spirituality of Te Rerenga Wairua deeply moved me as I drew my own connections to this sacred place.” (Photo by Sarah Salzman ’18, Anthropology/Linguistics FSP, New Zealand, winter 2016)


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