Winners were selected from over 100 stunning photos from almost 30 2013-14 semester abroad and international students.
The contest challenged students to connect their learning experiences to a global context and deepen their understanding of global issues. Read the category descriptions.
Winning submissions will be on display in the Green Bean beginning April 28 as well as on the Global Forum media wall in the Johnson McKinnon Center for Global Affairs.
"Favelas are more than just "ghettos" and "shanty towns." They are unique communities composed of hard-working and diverse people."
Kyle Beasley '15 UEP
CIEE, Rio de Janeiro (Language and Culture)– Spring 2014
"The Hallstätter See (Hallstatt Lake) has sustained village life here since the Iron Age. In Austria, water is context, not conflict."
Lilly Strelich '14, Geology
CIEE, Berlin, Germany. Photo taken in Austria - Fall 2013
Interconnectedness of Cultures
"American students dressed in Maasai shukas travel to a water point in front of Oldonyo Lengai or 'Mountain of God' "
Rourke Healey '15, DWA
SIT, Tanzania (Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology) - Fall 2013
"IES Granada students use their henna covered hands to eat from the communal plate with their Moroccan family during a weekend homestay."
Melanie Johnson '15, Economics & Spanish
IES, Granada, Spain. Photo taken in Morocco - Spring 2014
International Vocational Perspective
"The real cost of a banana includes the health of workers, communities, and the rainforest. Bananas cost far more than the $1 we pay at Oxy"
Grace Bender '15 Biology
OTS, Costa Rica (Tropical Medicine & Public Health) - Spring 2014
"The Van Gujjars, a nomadic forest-dwelling tribe, struggle against India’s new policies. Is global economic development really positive?"
Sophia Tieman '15, Politics
SIT Jaipur, India (Sustainable Development & Social Change) - Fall 2013
Students were asked to create a photograph that conveys a moment of learning that encapsulates their time abroad.
International vocational perspective
Photos in this category should reflect instances of growth in terms of understanding your career or vocational aspirations from an international perspective. Did you work in a lab or with an organization or company that deepened your understanding of your field? Did you discover a vocational passion while abroad? What did you see or do that helped you see your field through a comparative lens? Photos submitted to this category should demonstrate how your education abroad has or will impact both the rest of your intellectual career at Oxy and your interests for after graduation.
Interconnectedness of cultures
Photos in this category should demonstrate moments of engaging attitudes that reflect an understanding of the interconnectedness of history, ideas, people, and problems. These photos could take the form of you engaging with the local culture or otherwise integrating into the surrounding community. What did you see or do that helped you to develop or deepen a global perspective? Photos submitted to is category should demonstrate what you learned while abroad in relation to understanding history and culture through multiple perspectives.
Water and power
In line with Occidental’s Water and Power theme for this year, photos in this category should convey moments of engagement with or reflection on the importance of water as a natural resource. Did your program focus on issues pertaining to water access or management of water resources? Photos in this category should illustrate how your understanding of water and power deepened while abroad.
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- Phone: (323) 259-2533
- Visit: McKinnon Center for Global Affairs Johnson 102