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And the Capture the Culture Photo Contest 2019 Winners Are…

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AIFS Study Abroad Photo Contest winners

Each year, we invite AIFS students and recent alumni to participate in our Capture the Culture Photo Contest, giving them the opportunity to submit images that they think best, well, capture the culture during their study abroad, intern abroad, and volunteer abroad experiences around the world. Their beautiful photographs often evoke a sense of nostalgia for a particular time, experience, or place that helped to define their study abroad adventures overseas.

Thank you to all of the students who participated! Each year we receive so many incredible photos, and this year is no exception. Choosing just a few winners out of all the fantastic entries is always a difficult job, but we are pleased to finally announce our selections.

Without further ado, here are the 2019 Capture the Culture winners:

Grand Prize

Description: Best Overall. Well-rounded, quintessential study abroad picture.

Congratulations to Victoria Puglia from Lafayette College, who studied abroad with AIFS in Hyderabad, India in January Term 2019, on being awarded the Grand Prize for the AIFS Study Abroad Capture the Culture Photo Contest! Her colorful photograph capturing at an iconic Indian fort caught our attention and evoked the cultural richness of this amazing country.

Grand Prize Winner | Victoria Puglia of Lafayette College | AIFS Study Abroad Capture the Culture Photo Contest | AIFS in Hyderabad India

Category: First Runner Up

Description: Well-rounded, quintessential study abroad picture.

Congratulations to Abigail Zwart from Bethel University, who studied abroad with AIFS in Stellenbosch, South Africa in January Term 2019! Capturing the AIFS group’s casual stroll through Bo Kaap, a neighborhood of Cape Town, Abigail perfectly depicted the vibrant colors and distinctive landscape of this unique area.

Runner Up Winner | Abigail Zwart of Bethel University | AIFS Study Abroad Capture the Culture Photo Contest | AIFS in Stellenbosch South Africa

Category: Squad Goals

Description: Organized group shots of you and your study abroad pals.

Congratulations to Miley Hudson from San Diego State University, who spent Summer 2018 with AIFS in London, England. The photo she submitted of her and her friends on the steps of Atlantic House, the student residence, completely epitomizes #squadgoals.

Squad Goals Winner | Miley Hudson of San Diego State University | AIFS Study Abroad Capture the Culture Photo Contest | AIFS in London England

Category: The People’s Champ

Description: We post our faves on Facebook and Instagram and the most popular wins!

Congratulations to Sirajul Momin Mustafa from Howard University, who studied abroad with AIFS in Limerick, Ireland! Out of several finalists for this category, his photo was crowned winner after receiving the most engagement and positive feedback on our Facebook and Instagram accounts. Way to go, Sirajul!

People's Choice Winner | Sirajul Momin Mustafa of Howard University | AIFS Study Abroad Capture the Culture Photo Contest | AIFS in Limerick Ireland

Category: Academics

Description: In-class experiences, excursions or field trips you took with a professor, a cultural experience where you learned something new.

Congratulations to Rachel Katz from Western Washington University, who studied abroad with AIFS in Maynooth, Ireland in Summer 2018! Rachel captured her group on a class field trip to Microsoft headquarters in Dublin.

Academics Winner | Rachel Katz of Western Washington University | AIFS Study Abroad Capture the Culture Photo Contest | AIFS in Maynooth Ireland

Category: City Life

Description: The hustle and bustle, popular places, urban happenings, landmarks and architecture.

Congratulations to Jaclyn Vece from Stockton University, who studied abroad with AIFS in Rome, Italy in Fall 2018! Jacklyn’s image capturing a view of the city, an Italian flag, and lovely architecture in Rome gave us a sense of the vibrancy of this dynamic European capital city.

City Life Winner | Jaclyn Vece of Stockton University | AIFS Study Abroad Capture the Culture Photo Contest | AIFS in Rome Italy

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