Study Abroad Photo Contest gives community view of studying abroad

Morgan Evans, Correspondent

Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Wales, Spain, Dominican Republic, and South Africa are just a few countries students have visited, assistant professor of political science Dr. Andrew Miller said. The best way to find out if you would be interested in Study Abroad is through peers, and looking at the photo memories that students have accumulated from their trips.

Director of Global Education Dr. Godlove Fonjweng and Dr. Miller, coordinator of the international studies program, have announced that they are planning to release the “Wilkes Study Abroad Photo Book,” which will be accessible in the E. S. Farley Library as a resource for students planning to study abroad. They turned to students and faculty to help in the creation of this resource by sponsoring the first annual Colonels Abroad photo extravaganza.

The participants were asked to send personal photos taken from any type of study abroad trip while at Wilkes that will be judged along with a description of why a submission represents the globalization process at Wilkes, or why a student should follow in their footsteps.

Only students were eligible to submit photos for a prize. Even though faculty and staff were not eligible, they were encouraged to participate up to three photos each for submission into the on campus photo exhibition and to be published in the resource guide. First prize will receive $150, second prize will receive $100, third prize will receive $50.

The prize award ceremony will be held Tuesday, October 11,  in the Student Union Building lounge 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For those interested in the future, you still have a chance share with the Wilkes community your story, Dr. Miller plans on continuing this contest in future years.

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