McCombs Study Abroad Photo Contest

International Programs

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Spring 2014 Photo Contest

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Welcome to the BBA International Programs Study Abroad Photo Contest.

All photos were submitted by students who studied abroad on a BBA Exchange Program Fall of 2013. Vote for your favorite photo via the link above. Each UT student and McCombs Faculty and Staff can vote for only one photo. The photo contest gallery and descriptions of the photos can be viewed in person in the entrance hallway outside the Undergraduate Program Office, CBA 2.400. Enjoy!

We offer study abroad opportunities in 30 countries around the globe as well as a variety of program types! To learn more about BBA study abroad opportunities and upcoming information sessions, please visit the BBA International Programs Website.

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My Version of Tangled

My Version of Tangled

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By An Nguyen

Thammasat University, Spring 2014 | Bangkok, Thailand

"I am still entangled in the memories that I have collected from this experience. It felt surreal spending my time in such a humbling region of the world. What I have seen from the "land of smiles" is indescribable as it has given me perspective in life and direction of our light. When I released my lantern at "Loi Krathong, It  was a feeling that encompasses the uplifting moments of happiness in my discovery of the unknown."

2

Paris After the Rain

Paris After the Rain

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By Camille de Nes

HEC Paris, Spring 2014 | Paris, France

"I went abroad with the intention of visiting a new city in Europe every weekend. But once you're in Paris, it's almost impossible to want to leave."

3

Bevo Goes to Scotland

Bevo Goes to Scotland

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By Lindsay Alden

University of Bath, Spring 2014 | Bath, England

A day trip through the Scottish highlands landed me at a field of "Hairy Coos," where Bevo happened to be roaming around. He was shocked to see me and I couldn't believe it was him, but it was refreshing to finally be around a native Texan.

4

Climbing to the Top

Climbing to the Top

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By Danijel Leiner

Vienna University of Business and Economics, Spring 2014 | Vienna, Austria

Danijel Leiner

"Hike near Linz, Austria with Romain Burg, french exchange student. One of the toughest climbs with great views at the Summit. Big change from E rock"



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Kisses from Rio de Janerio

Kisses from Rio de Janerio

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By Ellen Bellino

Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Spring 2014 | São Paulo, Brazil

Ellen Bellino

"This photo really captures the essence of my experience abroad. I felt free as a bird to immerse myself into the beautiful culture of the brasileiros . I was able to experience life changing events and form a new appreciation for the beauty in the landscapes in which I traveled to throughout South America."

6

The Simple Life

The Simple Life

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By Chopin Chen

Seoul National University, Spring 2014 | Seoul, South Korea

"Living in the fast-paced and highly urbanized city of Seoul, the trip to the historical city of Jeongju served a gentle reminder of the simple joys in life. Strolling through quaint neighborhoods, basking in the sun's glow, and enjoying a hearty bowl of bibimbap with friends are cherished memories that taught me that traveling is not about crossing everything off the to-do list, but rather learning and experiencing life's wonders and people."

7

Camel Caravan in the Saharan Sunrise

Camel Caravan in the Saharan Sunrise

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By Shelby Dremely

Università Bocconi, Spring 2014 | Milan, Italy

Shelby Dremely

"I experienced many cultures while abroad, but I have never felt as much culture shock as I did in Marrakech. During a two day excursion, we ventured out to the Sahara Desert, enjoyed a traditional Moroccan dinner, listened to Moroccan music around a campfire, spent the night in tents, and rode camels back at sunrise. It was an outstanding experience that I'll never forget!"

8

No Stress in Stresa

No Stress in Stresa

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By Becky Sisak

Università Bocconi, Spring 2014 | Milan, Italy

Becky Sisak
Studying in Italy was everything I could have imagined. From the first day I arrived, I was impressed by the beauty of Italy. But more than that, the warm and welcoming residents of this country embraced me and made me feel at home. This picture was taken the first week I arrived, on the Borromean Island of Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore. Isola Bella was once home to one of the most powerful families in Italian history, the Borromeos. If you ask me, they couldn't have picked a more beautiful place to live!

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Magical Winter Alps

Magical Winter Alps

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By Josh Hu

University of Edinburgh, Spring 2014 | Edinburgh, Scotland

Josh Hu
"The city of Innsbruck, surrounded by the Austrian Alps, is probably one of the most breathtaking sights I visited in Europe. After taking the gondola lift up to the top of the alps, I stood in awe for an hour admiring the view of the city at dusk while sipping on hot chocolate. This "postcard moment" is something that I will always remember for the rest of my life."

10

Above the Clouds

Above the Clouds

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By Dar Iamsuri

Université Catholique de Louvain , Spring 2014 | Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

"Took the Fløibanen Funicular up to Mount Floyen on a perfect day."

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Levitating on Top of Lion Rock Hill

Levitating on Top of Lion Rock Hill

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By Kim Heng

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Spring 2014 | Hong Kong

Kim Heng
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My time in Hong Kong had profoundly changed my own perspective on life. I believe that life is full of tastes and beauties. Everything that we all do has meaning in life. This picture means so much to me. It shows that by being abroad, I was able to add flavor to my life; for example, levitating on top of Lion Rock Hill. That experience is the beauty of my time abroad and in my life."

12

Pardon my Parisan

Pardon my Parisan

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By Chandler Nuñez

ESCP Europe,, Spring 2014 | Paris, France

Chandler Nuñez

"In Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, Owen Wilson's character states 'Every street, every boulevard, is its own special art form.' Paris is one of the only cities where you can turn a corner and unexpectedly have your breathe taken away. Even though everyone knows how wonderful of a city it is, Paris has a way of making you feel like you hold its secret. Paris was like an incredibly vivid dream that I won't ever forget. Paris, tu me manques."

13

The Beauty of Solitude

The Beauty of Solitude

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By Michael Mocharla

Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Spring 2014 | Vienna, Austria

Michael Mocharla
"Taking advantage of one of the many long weekends we had on exchange, two friends and I set out to hike in the Rax mountain range in southern Austria. After vowing to turn off all of our electronics except our cameras, (not that we would have had reception anyways...) and hiking for around 5 hours, we finally made it to our mountain hut (pictured above). With only board games and the stars to entertain us, we passed time appreciating each others company and the scenery around us."

14

Just Another Riverside View

Just Another Riverside View

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By Ryan Carlson

University of Economics, Spring 2014 | Prague, Czech Republic

Ryan Carlson
"My trip to Budapest was full of fun surprises including this cruise down the river that separates Buda and Pest. I didn't know what to expect from the city before going, but it blew me away with how much it had to offer. When you think of travelling around Europe, this may not be one of the first places that comes to mind, but it is definitely one of the hidden gems of Eastern Europe."

15

Bliss

Bliss

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By James Jackson

Prague School of Economics, Spring 2014 | Prague, Czech Republic

James Jackson
"Cinque Terre - Five little towns nestled along the coastline of Western Italy that offer some of the best beaches, hiking, diving, cliff jumping, and seafood that the Mediterranean has to offer."

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Traveling is a Blessing

Traveling is a Blessing

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By Samantha Falcucci

Bocconi University, Spring 2014 | Milan, Italy

Samantha Falcucci
"There is a moment for every traveler- that is quiet, humbling, and surreal. It is a moment that encompasses what study abroad is: new experiences, an enriched life.  This, being blessed in front of the Vatican, was my moment."

17

Fijian Fire Dancing

Fijian Fire Dancing

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By Shelby LeCamus

The University of New South Wales, Spring 2014 | Sydney, Australia

"I spent my mid-semester break traveling around Fiji. I had a truly amazing experience taking in the natural beauty and learning about the Fijian culture. Everyone I met was so friendly and enthusiastic about sharing their culture with me. This photo was taken at a cultural fire dancing demonstration. "

18

Up in the Mountains

Up in the Mountains

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By Juan Carlos Nunez

Universita Bocconi, Spring 2014 | Milan, Italy

Juan Carlos Nunez
"Studying abroad has been one of the best and life changing experience I’ve ever had. I had the opportunity to travel around 9 countries, out of which Switzerland truly impressed me. This picture was taken somewhere in between Zurich and Lucerne, up in the mountains. A friend I met at university in Milan invited me to spend the weekend in her hometown in Switzerland. I was able to experience the beautiful Swiss landscape, the surprisingly amazing food, and most importantly a totally new culture."

19

November Down Under

November Down Under

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By Maria Lewis

University of New South Wales, Spring 2014 | Sydney, Australia

Maria Lewis
"Studying in Sydney was an amazing experience; I not only learned on an academic and cultural level, but I learned a great deal about myself. With so much to see and do, it was nice to be able to pause for a moment and reflect while looking out over Sydney Harbour."

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Wallaby Darned!

Wallaby Darned!

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By Alex Wolford

University of New South Wales, Spring 2014 | Sydney, Australia

Alex Wolford
"Hitting the beach after class, taking selfies with kangaroos, what more could you ask for? My semester in Sydney, Australia was truly unforgettable. I am so jealous Skyping my Aussie friends enjoying their summer breaks, while it's freezing here in Austin!"

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A Glimpse of Heaven

A Glimpse of Heaven

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By Jonathan Fan

Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Spring 2014 | Vienna, Austria

Jonathan Fan
"This image evokes a priceless memory that will be cherished forever. Eager to escape from reality after a round of midterms, my best friends and I waited for the sunrise emerging from the great Alps mountain line overlooking a breathtaking lake. We counted shooting stars as we shared our most exciting and deep life stories, built up our friendship, and committed to spending our lives doing what we love."