The Clayton State University Study Abroad Program has announced the winner of the 2013 Study Abroad Photo Contest. Since 2010, the Office of International Programs at Clayton State has sponsored a Study Abroad Photo Competition for its returning students. All photographs in the contest are taken by Clayton State students, currently enrolled at Clayton State and engaged in study, research, and life-changing experiences abroad. The contest was open to all study abroad students.
The theme of the 2013 Photo Contest was “Viewing the World Through My Eyes.” In this competition, students, faculty, and staff voted to determine the top 2013 winners. Creative entries were judged on photographer’s ability to communicate a cross-cultural experience.
The first place winner, Julie Coile, MBA student and assistant director Auxiliary Services at Clayton State, received a $100 cash prize. All entries are displayed at various locations on campus throughout the school year.
To view the complete list of Clayton State’s study abroad locations for “2014,” please visit the International Programs website at http://www.clayton.edu/international-programs
. According to Cele N. Blair, a
ssistant to the Director of International Programs, space is still available on a few of this year’s study abroad programs.
Coile’s caption for her winning photo is as follows…
Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Our guide, Zehra, who is wearing the orange scarf, took the women in our group behind the partition where only women go to pray. She allowed us to watch her pray since we were visiting the mosque during prayer time. Zehra pulled a copy of the Koran off a shelf to show us the illustrations and the Arabic language.