30 Photos from Around the World

What do you do when you’re a study abroad office and you’re looking for the best photos from around the world? You turn to your students who are out experiencing the world and all its beauty.

USAC students from our 50+ programs have submitted their favorite photos from their time abroad that are unique, show the impact study abroad can have on an individual or a community, or just epitomize life abroad. The result was amazing! It was hard to pick, but here are 30 of our favorites.

 

The Fish Hut

Santiago, Chile, Study Abroad, USAC, culture

“Studying abroad is all about the little moments. It is about the daily conversations with the little old fruit lady selling apples on the street corner. It is about those funny, awkward laughs shared when you have no idea what your host mom just told you in rapid Spanish. It is about the smell of fresh summer roses on your walk to school.

This photo is of a colorful fish hut on the Chilean coast. I love this photo because it shows a real picture of life abroad. A happy local, a fresh market, and a curious USAC student ready to explore a new culture. While my study abroad experience has included memories such as visiting world-class cities and monuments, I find that the smallest moments, such as this afternoon walk by the fish stand, are the most special.”

— Jenna DeLaurentis
Spring 2017

Parmegiano Reggiano Factory Tour

Reggio Emilia, Italy, study abroad, usac

“One of the claims to fame Reggio Emilia has was that it had the original factory for Parmesan cheese (Parmegiano Reggiano). Our program took us to the this factory and has us meet and interact with the whole cheese process. This photo is of a worker putting the cheese away to age it for 3 years before sale.”

— Zoey Rosen
Summer 2015

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Monk Blessing

Chiang Mai, Thailand, Monk, Blessing, Study Abroad

“A classmate, Cally Schmitt, received a blessing from a monk at Wat Phra That. He tied a simple cotton string around her wrist and sprinkled water on her head.”

— Rebekah Glebe
Fall 2015

Sailing Chengdu

Chengdu, China, Study Abroad, USAC

“My friend Whitney gazing out at the gorge above as we sail across Longqing Gorge during a week-long vacation.”

— Demetri Savas
Yearlong 2016-2017

Christmas Markets in Germany

Nuremberg, Germany, Christmas, Christmas Markets,

— Stella Kim
Fall 2016

Captivated in London

London, Street music, Study Abroad, USAC

“A young girl is enamored by a street musician.”

— Kayla Pennington
Yearlong 2015-2016

Hike in Tromsø, Norway

Study Abroad, Norway

“Went hiking with a few friends in beautiful Tromsø, Norway in Winter 2017.”

— Rebecca Bretz
Spring 2017

Nagarash

Bangalore, India, Study Abroad, USAC

“Nagarash, an official employee at the paper recycling plant at Christ University in Bangalore, India, draws designs on a piece of paper using a comb.”

— Marcus Villagran
Fall 2016

Voluntarism and Community Engagement (VCE) Program

Stellenbosch, South Africa, Study Abroad, VCE

“Children who love to pose at a local primary school in Stellenbosch, where others and I participate in The Volunteering Community Engagement Program.”

— Ryan Cummins
Spring 2017

Duomo Di Amalfi

viterbo, italy, study abroad, usac

“Taken during the Southern Italy Field Study, USAC Viterbo students enter the Duomo di Amalfi, Italy.”

— Mychelle Vincent
Summer 2016

Volcano – Pucon, Chile

Santiago, Chile, Study Abroad, USAC

“Enjoying the epic view of the Villarica Volcano in Pucon, Chile with fellow USAC students.”
— Nathan Rolshoven
Spring 2017

City Center – Torino

City Center,Torino, Italy, Study Abroad

“Blissful day exploring the city I was fortunate enough to call home for 4 months. Torino’s city center is constantly filled with something new and entertaining.”

— Ashley Scott
Fall 2014

Stina Blessed

Bangalore, India, Study Abroad, USAC

“Stina Yovick, a student studying at Christ University, is blessed at a Hindu temple in Bangalore, India.”

— Marcus Villagran
Fall 2016

ESL Class Student, Halloween

Chengdu, China, Study Abroad, USAC

“My ESL students during Halloween.”

— Jonathan Carral
Spring 2011; Yearlong 2011-2012

Laughs and Lanterns

Chiang Mai, Thailand, Study Abroad

“The annual paper lantern festival in Chiang Mai was the visual highlight of the entire Study Abroad Program. Miranda and Rachel are nothing but smiles as they launch their first lantern into the city.”

— Ashley Vong
Fall 2014

Parade of Viterbo

Viterbo, Italy, Study Abroad, USAC

“From the end of the parade of Viterbo in Fiore.”

— Mychelle Vincent
Fall 2014

Ethnic Day, Christ University

Bangalore, India, Study Abroad

“Engaging with a band in celebration of Christ University’s Ethnic Day in Bangalore, India, during our Fall 2015 semester abroad.”

— Hannah Samuel
Fall 2015

Italian Cuisine Course

Viterbo, Italy, Study Abroad, USAC

Food is one of the most important parts of Italian culture and this class helped us to really understand the beauty and incredible flavors of it, as well as having a better understand about how food varies from region to region. Monday cooking class was something we all looked forward to.”

— Mychelle Vincent
Fall 2014

Sunset on Hafelekarspitze

Viterbo, Italy, Dolomites, Study Abroad, USAC

“With views like that, you just Dolomite fall in love with Austria.” 

— Kayla Pennington
Yearlong 2015-2016

Bamboo Rafting

Shanghai, China, Study Abroad, USAC

“Myself as I bamboo raft down the Yangtze River outside Guilin surrounded by karst mountains and beautiful scenery!​”

— Demetri Savas
Yearlong 2016-2017

Rugby Match

Pau, France, Study Abroad, USAC, Rugby

— Nicole Skow
Fall 2016

A Different Way of Life, Chefchauen

Madrid, Morocco, field study, Tour, study abroad

“In this photo, I was traveling around Morocco with five of my good friends. We flew into Tangier and took a bus around the country to see the Blue City, aka Chefchaoen, during our spring semester abroad in Madrid, Spain.”

— JoAnne Peters
Spring 2017

Windmill

Vaxjo, Kalmar, Sweden, Study Abroad, USAC

“A rest stop in Öland gave me a chance to see some old farm equipment which compliment the surrounding area.”

— Anthony Braido
Summer 2016

Bangalore

Bangalore, India, Study Abroad, USAC

“Jacob John, resident director of USAC Bangalore’s study abroad program, takes a photo of his Fall 2016 semester class during a field trip to Hampi, India.”

— Marcus Villagran
Fall 2016

Water Buffalo

Shanghai, China, Study Abroad, USAC

“Me getting familiar with incredibly docile and beautiful water buffalo in Yangshuo, China during a break from study. My friends and I rented scooters and rode out into the countryside to see how rural Chinese live, met a lot of great people, saw some beautiful places, and had a solid day. “

— Demetri Savas
Yearlong 2016-2017

The Dying City, Bagnoregio

Viterbo, Italy, Study Abroad, USAC

“Here is a photo of the city of Bagnoregio also known as “the dying city” because each year the city sinks due to erosion. Bagnoregio was founded by the Etruscans more than 2,500 years ago. The city was placed on the 100 most endangered sites due to rising levels of tourism as well as erosion. This photo captures history as well as the marvelous scenery that surrounds the city.”

— Natalie Sprigg
Summer 2014

Hamster Balls, Prague

Prague, Czech Republic, Study Abroad

“Hamster Balls – We always knew we could walk on water.”

— Lillian Heng
Fall 2015

Vitthala Temple

Bangalore, India, Study Abroad, USAC

“Hasti Voussoughi, a student in the USAC Fall 2016 program, enjoys the ancient architecture at Vitthala Temple in Hampi, India.”

— Marcus Villagran
Fall 2016

Stonehenge

London, England, Study Abroad, USAC

“No trip to England is complete without a visit to Stonehenge. This place, dare I say it, rocks. I am pictured here (middle) along with two of my fellow USAC program members, Marissa Isaacs (left) and Lyra Saldi (right).”

— Celisa Walker
Fall 2016

Gavarnie

Pau, France, Study Abroad, USAC, Gavarnie

— Nicole Skow
Fall 2016

We love seeing all of the adventures our students experience around the world. Share yours with us! Email original sized photos, videos and any other content to usacmarketing@gmail.com, and please include descriptions for everything you send.

Until then, live without regrets, and learn with out borders!