Appalachian’s 2016 International Education Week Photo Contest

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    “Sunset on Bolivia’s Isla del Sol. This tiny port on the northern end of the island, a place of pure peace for watching the night fall, is the resting place of the busy boats that spend their days toting visitors to and from the mainland.” – Sunni Ryan, a senior global studies and French major from Raleigh, North Carolina

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    “Studying abroad in Peru opened my eyes to the wonders of the world that go unseen by so many people every day. Trekking cross country through the Andes was an unforgettable adventure that I wish everyone could experience, especially those close to me. It's a whole new world out there.” – Connor Jones, a junior geography and planning major from Goldsboro, North Carolina

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    “Landmarks of Old Town Square in Prague, Czechia, at night: The Astronomical Clock and the Church of Our Lady before Tyn. On the hour, the clock’s statues come alive as the bell chimes to signify the time for all of Old Town.” – Christina Donovan, a senior theater arts-design/technology major from Cary, North Carolina

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    “This photo is of Asungate in the Cordillera Vilcanota Mountains of the Andes. The faculty-led study abroad trip I went on traveled here learning about the impacts of global climate change. The grandeur, power and water resources of these mountains is something I wish everyone could be there to see.” – Zachary Shadomy, a senior geography-geographic information systems (GIS) major from Pinehurst, North Carolina

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    “The theme of ‘wish you were here’ plays into this photograph because of the postcard-like composition of the photo. This composition is positive constructed by subject and how well she fuses with the calm, relaxing colors.” – Emily Bradley, a senior communication-advertising major from Asheville, North Carolina

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    “While in the Novgorod region of Russia, we visited the Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture, ‘Vitoslavlitsy.’ Our guide was dressed in traditional Russian clothing and introduced our group to historical Russian games. The one pictured is ‘Bunnock,’ Game of Bones. The photograph documents a rare glimpse into Russian culture.” – Monica Gudger, a graduate student in the Master of School Administration program from Stanley, North Carolina

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    “This picture was taken on the island in the middle of Watauga Lake. We had to cross the lake with paddle-boards carefully because I had to carry my camera, tripod and lenses. We made a fire and camp for the night. To provide maximum light to the sensor, I had to make a 30-second picture and to be able to see the MilkyWay. The model, Gabe, stayed as steady as possible during the time.” – Kevin Larat, a graduate student in international management and marketing at Angers University in France

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    “The Salar de Atacama is the third largest salt flat in the world. I’m constantly fascinated by the nature and diverse landscapes found in Chile. My photo was taken in Los Flamencos National Reserve. It features a flamingo flying over the salt flats with a volcano in the background.” – Guadalupe Rosales, a junior international business and Spanish major from Hays, North Carolina

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    “I heard echoing music and laughter from behind me as I explored the streets of Brugge. I turned around to find these men dressed in pink suits singing and putting smiles on everyone’s faces as they drove down the cobblestoned streets.” – Addison Wemyss, a senior double majoring in commercial photography and communication-public relations from Mooresville, North Carolina

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    “Traditional Appalachian culture centers around quality food and small-town relationships of a close-knit community. Boone, North Carolina: a place where everyone knows everyone, a town filled with those who rely on each other like family.” – Lindsay Froman, a junior marketing major with a minor in commercial photography from Mars Hill, North Carolina