If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the photographs UMKC students brought back from studying abroad during the 2016-2017 academic year speaks volumes about their life-changing experiences. First and second place finalists were selected by a panel of judges in each of the four categories; Landscapes, Portraits, Cross-Cultural Moments, and Roo Pride. First place finalists won a $75 Amazon gift card and second place finalists won a $25 Amazon gift card. See the
full contest guidelines for details.
Browse all photo contest submissions on the
2017 Roos Abroad Photo Contest Pinterest board. Thanks to everyone who participated! Landscapes
First Place: Erica Prado
This photograph was taken at Eilean Donan Castle in the Scottish Highlands. My study abroad group and I, stopped here during our road trip throughout Scotland during our last week in the country. The medieval castle founded in the thirteenth century, is considered one of Scotland’s most cherished historical sites. Its original name Eilean Donan derives from Gaelic, and means “Island of Donnan”.
Second Place: Christopher Shinn
Taken in Germany while participating in the UMKC Kempten semester exchange program
First Place: Gabrielle Rucker
Photo taken in Shanghai, China while participating in the Alliance Shanghai semester program
Second Place: Alyssa Dinberg
This photo depicts a local resident walking his dog on a cloudy day in Lisbon. I really like the juxtaposition between the traditional cobblestone sidewalks and architecture and the modern yet relaxed vibe he gives off.
First Place: Jessica Sliger
Her First Dental Appointment taken in Falmouth, Trelawny, Jamaica
Second Place: Bayley Cawthon
Taken in Paris, France while participating in the Missouri-London semester Program at the University of Roehampton
First Place: Kelista McGraw
Representing UMKC on an Elephant in Jaipur, India. Painting elephants is a tradition upheld by Indians for years. Decorating the elephants with bright colors during festival seasons is one of the ways to celebrate the Hindu deity Ganesha.
Second Place: Emily McIntyre
Enjoying the view at the top of Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.