There’s plentiful footage from AIFS participants that truly depicts what it’s like to be a student abroad. The AIFS Capture the Culture Video Contest presents our students and alumni with the opportunity to showcase their work and what they feel, well, captures the culture best. Individuals submit videos that make them recall a special time and place that defined their trip overseas. Ah, nostalgia.
Every year we have incredible compilations and memories submitted to the contest, making it challenging to judge which videos should win each category. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Without further ado, here are our winners.
Category: Best Overall
Category: A Day in the Life
Congratulations to Mary Fragakis! Mary attends the University of Charleston and studied abroad with AIFS in Wellington, New Zealand. This is “a video of our hike through the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.”
Congratulations to Ashley Williams! Ashley attends the University of Florida and studied abroad with AIFS in Stellenbosch, South Africa. She says, “Africa is a beautiful place and even the videos just do not do the beauty enough justice.”
Category: Tradition… Tradition!
Congratulations to Morgan Noll! Morgan attends Drake University and studied abroad with AIFS in Hyderabad, India.
“One of our AIFS program coordinators invited us all over to her house for a cooking lesson. We learned to make lemon rice, butter chicken and a version of homemade naan, then we ate it all in good company.”
Congratulations to Chelsea Opong-Wadeer! Chelsea attends the University of Rhode Island and studied abroad with AIFS in Florence, Italy.
“This video discusses what Florence gave me and what I was able to give back to Florence with my experiences.”
Category: Squad Goals
Congratulations to Catherine Rollins! Catherine attends California State University at San Marcos and studied abroad with AIFS in Rome, Italy.
Category: City Life
Congratulations to Emma Johnson! Emma attends Oklahoma State University and studied abroad with AIFS in Salzburg, Austria.
Category: The People’s Champ
Congratulations to Lauren DeThomasis! Lauren attends the University of Rhode Island and studied abroad with AIFS in London, England.
“I planned this video out from the beginning of my study abroad experience. With each country I was able to visit I took the same type of video with the major landmarks and then when edited together looks like one continuous spin.”