McCombs Study Abroad Photo Contest

International Programs

Vote for your favorite photo!

Spring 2016 Photo Contest


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 2015. Please 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!

Learn more about studying abroad with BBA International Programs.

Prizes

Winners will receive prizes from these 

              awesome locations!

1

My Sacred Heart

My Sacred Heart

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By Tiffany Nguyen

ESCP Europe, | Paris, France

Tiffany Nguyen
"The Sacré-Cœur Basilica stands out like a whipped-cream edifice atop the hill of Montmarte, making it one of my favorite spots in Paris. I took this picture after the November attacks in Paris, and it truly captures the resilience and beauty of being Parisian. The city's fearlessness in the face of terror and rallying support behind one another embodies why Paris is so remarkable."

2

Started from the bottom now I'm here

Started from the bottom now I

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By Vivy Truong

NUS, | Singapore, Singapore

Vivy Truong
"My trip through Lombok, Indonesia is more than words as I embarked a 12,224 ft climb on Mount Rinjani. This trip made me realize the impossible is possible."

3

Fell in Love with My Study Abroad Experience

Fell in Love with My Study Abroad Experience

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By Kara Simmang

University of Otago, | Dunedin, New Zealand

Kara Simmang

"My time abroad in New Zealand was some of the best months of my life. As soon as the people of New Zealand hear your accent they get a huge smile across their face and ask you everything from, how you like New Zealand to what Texas is like. They are genuinely interested and will talk to you as long as you like and gladly answer any questions about New Zealand ( and also give great travel tips). The people of New Zealand are the nicest people I have ever met. You could travel New Zealand for years and still not see all the amazing things this country has to offer. New Zealand truly was the "whole package" study abroad experience and I can't wait to go back one day."


4

Hey now, hey now, this is what dreams are made of

Hey now, hey now, this is what dreams are made of

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By Vishnupriya Somisetty

ESCP Europe, | Paris, France

Vishnupriya Somisetty

"My entire study abroad experience was phenomenal. Thank you to my semester abroad experience for forcing me out of my comfort zone, offering me an opportunity of a lifetime, and reminding me that life itself is a gift. Paris will always be my third home and have a special place in my heart."


5

Views of Lake Como

Views of Lake Como

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By Ryan Berg

Bocconi University, | Milan, Italy

Ryan Berg
"During my semester in Europe, I spent a weekend visiting Lake Como and got to see the incredible views and beautiful towns along the lake. Northern Italy is absolutely gorgeous and Lake Como is one of the gems you can find there."

6

A normal evening in Paris

A normal evening in Paris

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By Adria Fernandez

ESCP Europe, | Paris, France

Adria Fernandez

"Living in the City of Light for a semester was a dream. I felt as in a movie every time I walked next to the Seine River in those beautiful streets and its amazing architecture. I miss sitting outside on a café at Saint-Germain-des-Prés people watching while eating a pain au chocolat."

7

Backyard Dreamland

Backyard Dreamland

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By Meredith Rotwein

Universidad Pontifica Comillas, | Madrid, Spain

Meredith Rotwein

"Skipping through the gardens in Versailles was a surreal experience. Its natural beauty seemed like it went on forever. For a few moments, the world stood still."

8

Water(fall)

Water(fall)

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By Tyler Bohlen

University of Edinburgh, | Edinburgh, Scotland

Tyler Bohlen

"A friend and I went on a day trip to a scotch distillery in the foothills of the highlands when fall was in full swing. The tour had ended and our buses were leaving in the next half hour. We had heard that a beautiful waterfall was nearby but it was a bit of a trek. Feeling adventurous, we set off to find it. However, as we were walking through the forest following a free map we had, we became lost. Luckily we heard water splashing and followed the sound to it's source. We gazed in amazement, snapped a couple photos and rushed back to catch the bus just before it left."

9

Coffee With A View

Coffee With A View

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By Abby Chapin

Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, | Vienna, Austria

"I love mornings- always have and always will, but this morning in Hallstatt, Austria was unlike any other. We woke up and sipped coffee on the deck of the hotel room we lucked into after stepping off the ferry boat to this dream land. With the still water and without a cloud in the sky, this quiet morning with the people I loved was one of the most memorable moments of my study abroad experience. It was an absolute dream."

10

Nature's Storytellers

Nature

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By Andrea Michell Gomez

Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien , | Vienna, Austria

Andrea Michell Gomez

"Traveling makes you fond of spontaneity and temporariness. This day trip to Hallstatt set a tone for the rest of my study abroad experience to get to know mother nature more by picking forests and mountains that surround towns like these over pebbled roads in famous cities. You learn to be mindful - to appreciate the leaves changing colors on the beautiful mountains of Hallstatt today before they are covered in white snow tomorrow. You listen to stories of weekend travels and you learn how to become a better storyteller yourself, but most importantly you learn what stories you want to continue to tell and you reach for those experiences in the future. Surrounded by these colorful mountains in the village of Hallstatt, I found the stories I want to continue to tell and scenery I want to continue to experience for years to come."

11

Torres (Towers) del Paine

Torres (Towers) del Paine

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By Anna Minmier

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, | Santiago, Chile

"Hiking Patagonia was an incredible experience, but seeing the Torres del Paine ("torres" means "towers") at sunset was easily the most amazing. There's nothing like two natural towers to make you miss the UT tower!"

12

Night (Road Trip) to Lisbon

Night (Road Trip) to Lisbon

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By Jane Lane

ESADE, | Barcelona, Spain

Jane Lane

"When you wait to plan a trip to Portugal until the night before you leave, plane tickets become expensive. So instead, Caitlin, another student from McCombs, and I planned a road trip. Twelve hours and a few near death experiences later, we made it to Lisbon."

13

Sunset in the Sahara

Sunset in the Sahara

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By Julian Villarreal

Bocconi University, | Milan, Italy

Julian Villarreal
"My three day desert tour through the tropical desert of Morocco was physically taxing, but none the less surreal. I took this photo on camelback while traveling to a camp site in the Sahara Desert where I spent the night gazing at the Milky Way. You can’t imagine the adventures that await you when you study abroad, but I assure you they will exceed your expectations."

14

Chasing Waterfalls

Chasing Waterfalls

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By Kat Kimmell

MPA Buenos Aires Program, | Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kat Kimmell

"Traveling to Iguazu Falls in Argentina was one of the most magical experiences of my life. Nothing is more exciting than feeling the power of these waterfalls in this boat as the crew chants "Otra" to go under again."

15

We'll always have Paris...

We

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By Marcos Duran

ESCP Europe, | Paris, France

Marcos Duran

"I consider it [Paris] to be one of those few destinations that live up to their fame. The type of places where you go to get lost. Where every day feels like a movie, and the savory taste of a baguette and dark chocolate are everything. Follow her mysterious smile through the narrow streets filled with bars and cafes, down Place de la République to the city center. Then south to catch a glimpse of her life and culture at the Louvre and then head west to the mesmerizing Eiffel Tower. And eventually as your journey comes to an end, and you can't see yourself anywhere else but here, you realize it's all gone and nothing will be the same."

16

The Beauty of Vienna

The Beauty of Vienna

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By Maria (Van-Anh) Mai

Wirtschaftuniversitat Wien , | Vienna, Austria

Maria (Van-Anh) Mai

"I love getting lost in Vienna. Beautiful architecture everywhere you turn."

17

Beauty in Boracay

Beauty in Boracay

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By Matthew Shao

HKUST, | Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Matthew Shao

"This is a moment I will never forget: a calm sea breeze rustling the palm trees."

18

Hiking in Spain's First National Park

Hiking in Spain

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By Manica Borrego

ESADE, | Barcelona, Spain

"On a hot September afternoon, I hiked to the highest point of Montserrat, which means "saw mountain" in Catalan. The landscape is unique because the mountain can be seen from miles and miles away - there is nothing else like it in the world. Catalonia is a magical and unique place, and I will never forget it."

19

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

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By Rachel Migl

VSE Prague, | Prague, Czech Republic

Rachel Migl

"If this reminds you of Game of Thrones, there's a reason for that! Dubrovnik is an amazing city with a medieval charm. My roommate from my school in Prague and I loved snorkeling and kayaking in the same waters the show is filmed!"

20

Live a Life You'll Remember

Live a Life You

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By Sela Flowers

VSE Prague, | Prague, Czech Republic

Sela Flowers

"During my time in Prague and in Europe I created memories and friendships that will last a lifetime! I learned so much about myself and what I value in life. From the amazing people and the delicious food to the many crazy adventures, I am forever grateful for the journey!"

21

Bay of Fires

Bay of Fires

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By Sylvia Yang

University of New South Wales, | Sydney, Australia

Sylvia Yang

"We found this spot just as the sun began setting and the sky was pouring out shades of blue, pink, and purple. The colors of the sunset seemed to match perfectly with the crimson rocks, which made the moment that much more incredible. Living in a van and backpacking around the island of Tasmania made me realize life is a lot less about the things we have and more about living out joyful moments with the ones you love.."

22

The Matterhorn of Thailand

The Matterhorn of Thailand

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By Yueheng (Henry) Zhang

HKUST, | Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Yueheng (Henry) Zhang

"My end-of-semester trip to Thailand left me with a wealth of memories. From the temple-lined streets of Chiang Mai to the neon-lit avenues of Bangkok, I was overwhelmed by the warmhearted people, exotic culture, and satiating food. I also learned a lot about the history of the diverse nation by visiting sites like Ayutthaya, once one of the world's largest cities."