International Photo Competition

Stepsfirst place ribbon

Jeff Lee, ’13 Rome, Italy
1st Place Alumni Category: COVID-19

colorful buildingsfirst place ribbon

1st Place: Marina Krivonossova, ’19 Nyhavn Harbor, Copenhagen, Denmark

sahara desertfirst place ribbon

Jose Ramos, ’14, Sahara Desert, Morocco
1st Place Alumni Category: People

crowdfirst place ribbon

1st Place: Chan Omaree, ’20 Milan, Italy

Through the Looking Glass by Claire Chaissonfirst place ribbon

Claire Chaisson, ’20, Titlis, Switzerland
1st Place Students Study Abroad Category: World is a Classroom

children smilingfirst place ribbon

1st Place: Michael LoBasso, ’22, Kisii, Kenya

women cookingfirst place ribbon

1st Place: Veronica Gonzalez, ’23, Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico

Apartheid by Helay Liangfirst place ribbon

Helay Liang, ’20, Cape Town, South Africa
1st Place Students Study Abroad Category: Culture

Daily Line by Khoa Tranfirst place ribbon

Khoa Tran, ’22, Shinjuku Japan
1st Place Students Study Abroad Category: Daily Life


Students Study Abroad People’s Choice Award,
Bethany Urbano, “We Stan This Photographer!”

People's Choice Award

Congratulations to the winners of our UCI International Photo Competition. The Office of Global Engagement, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and the Study Abroad Center are honored to share with you the inspiring winning photographs.

UCI domestic and international students and alumni contributed photos taken outside their home countries, to share their experiences. The photos express their unique perspectives in five categories:  People, Culture, Daily Life, COVID-19, World is Your Classroom and People’s Choice Awards. 

Now you can share in their experiences by seeing the world from a range of different and valuable viewpoints. Please take this opportunity to explore the photos and gain insight into the experiences available through studying and living while immersed in another culture. 

Fall 2020 Competition Winners

Spring 2020 Competition

View the winning photos

Spring 2020 Competition Winners

Fall 2020 Competition

View the winning photos