2008 Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners Announced

CONTACT: Katie Saur, 608-890-0939, kbsaur@bascom.wisc.edu

Madison, WI – International Academic Programs (IAP) in the Division of International Studies has announced the winners of the 2008 Study Abroad Photo Contest. A reception to honor the winners and have them discuss their photos will take place on Thursday, May 1st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the On Wisconsin Room at the Red Gym. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Each year IAP holds a photo contest asking past study-abroad students to submit their favorite photographs to promote the many and diverse study-abroad programs UW offers. This year 72 students submitted an average of eight photos for four photo categories: people and culture, natural landscapes, urban landscapes, and “Badgers abroad.”

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For a list of student winners visit: http://www.studyabroad.wisc.edu/alumni/photos/2008_contest/

“Study abroad is one of the best ways we extend the boundaries of the campus to encircle the globe,” says Gilles Bousquet, dean of the Division of International Studies. “This is how we produce global citizens—and that means global talent for a strong state economy. That’s the role of any great global public university.”

Last year 1,600 UW–Madison students studied abroad. IAP offers over 100 study-abroad programs on six continents, including academic year, semester, summer and winter inter-session options. Programs are available to students of any degree or major, freshmen to seniors, as well as graduate students. Visit the Study Abroad Resource Room located in 250 Bascom Hall or www.studyabroad.wisc.edu.

The winning photographers received special prizes from local businesses. The local businesses donating gift certificates are: Fromagination, Husnus, Ian’s Pizza, and the Sunroom Café.