Study Abroad Photo Contest!


Photo courtesy of Betsy: Paris, France

As you all may have heard, the Office of Study Abroad is hosting a photo contest for all EIU students abroad as well as study abroad returnees! Submit your best photos for the following categories:

  • Landscapes
  • People
  • Food
  • Architecture/Monuments
  • Funny

You have until Friday, October 25, 2013 to submit!

We will select the top 3 photos in each category, then post each category’s top 3 to our Facebook page during the week of October 28 – November 1. Each category will be posted on a different day, and the photo with the most likes that day will be the overall winner of the category. There will be a judging panel to determine the top 3 overall winners of the competition.


  • Each student can submit a maximum of 2 photos per categoy
  • Photos must be high resolution
  • Filters (black & white, sepia, etc.) will be accepted, but any other edits/photoshopping must be disclosed with the entry and we may request an original copy
  • Include your name, email, major, year in school (if applicable), and the location of the photo
  • Submit photos by emailing us at, on our Facebook page, or share them with us via Dropbox


The winning photos will be mounted and displayed at the Tarble Arts Center Atrium during International Education Week (November 11-15, 2013). There will be an awards ceremony open to the public on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 6 to 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.

*Prizes are TBD! Check out our website for the most up-to-date details.


Student Blog Spotlight: Stacy in France

We’re enjoying Stacy’s adventures in the City of Lights, la belle Paris.

There are “ah ha” moments when our students come face to face with new cultures, and new surroundings. Stacy is navigating her way through a new place and a familiar language, with her best face forward. Earlier this month she offered up a  James A. Michener quote, “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.”

We couldn’t agree more. Follow along on Stacy’s French adventure:

Student Blog Spotlight: Erica in Italy

How can you go wrong with a title like: Eat, Paint, Louvre?

We are loving the updates out of Italy by our Florence based student blogger, Erica. Her photos alone will convince you to book the next flight out, and after that one pizza photo … you may also be encouraged to buy some lunch. Join her on her six-week whirlwind adventure en Italia!


Check out Erica’s latest posts and photos here: