International photo contest winners announced

International photo contest winners announced

11/20/2023 

SUNY Cortland’s International Programs Office recently announced the winners of its Fall 2023 photo contest.

More than 400 voters from the campus community selected 25 student photos for awards across five categories. The winning images will be posted on the International Programs website in coming weeks.

This year’s contest attracted more than 100 submissions by 57 students.

The photos captured the experiences of both SUNY Cortland traveling abroad, and international students studying at SUNY Cortland and visiting sites in the U.S.

The university’s International Programs Office currently manages more than 40 study abroad programs in countries ranging from Tanzania to Thailand, while helping Cortland students connect with hundreds of additional opportunities throughout the SUNY system. Almost 90 international students representing 24 countries also are enrolled at Cortland.

The 2023 award winners are:


World as Your Classroom Category

First place: Maya Iwanejko, “More than 6500 Deaths, this is worth a boycott” — La Rochelle, France

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Runner-up: Amelia Abbott, “St. Paul’s Cathedral” — London, England

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Popular choice: Kelly Tait, “Hawaiian Beauty” — Hawaii

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Honorable mention: Madison Hanford —“Blasket Islands” — Dingle, Ireland

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Honorable mention: Stella Thayer: “Bali Rice Fields” — Bali, Indonesia

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The Faces of Study Abroad Category

First place: Meghan Goparaju “Teaching in Zanzibar” — Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Runner-up: Meyah Douglas “The Pyramids of Giza” — Giza, Egypt

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Popular choice: Olivia Svitak, “Forts, Rain, and Umbrella” — Ringcurran, Ireland

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Honorable mention: Sara Mohamed, “Looking Over” — Luxor, Egypt

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Honorable mention: Savannah Jordan, “Wailuku River” — Hawaii

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Capture the Moment Category

First place: Claas Hebenstreit, “NYC Night Chills” — New York, N.Y.

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Runner-up: Rameen Zehra, “Kizuna” — Cortland, N.Y.

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Popular choice: Shreya Dhital, “Kayaking at Raquette Lake” — Raquette Lake, N.Y.

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Honorable mention: Anish Tokas, “The Algonquin Peak” — The Adirondacks, N.Y.

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Honorable mention: Youenn Rollin, “Make the Most of the World Around You” — Raquette Lake, N.Y.

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World of Wonder Category

First place: Johannes Betz, “Take a Breath” — New York, N.Y.

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Runner-up: Minju Kim, “Brooklyn Bridge” — Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Popular choice: Melina Sokolakis, “Discovery” — Ithaca, N.Y.

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Honorable mention: Mana Watanabe, “Spider Service Net, Active Moisture Only” — Cortland, N.Y.

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Honorable mention: Emily Racco, “Adventure” — Boston, Massachusetts

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Live Like a Local Category

First place: Sebastian Nauta, “Shirodhara Treatment” — India

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Runner-up: Emeline Gin, “Cortland Game” — Cortland, N.Y.

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Popular choice: Sydney Sullivan, “The Garden” — London, England

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Honorable mention: Lauren Stewart, “Gelato” — Florence, Italy

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Honorable mention: Luzian Behre, “European Soccer” — Cortland, N.Y.

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