Photo contest offers snapshot of students’ study-abroad adventures

The Berkeley campus is marking International Education Week — an annual celebration sponsored by the U.S. State Department — with info sessions, tabling on Sproul Plaza and a Study Abroad photo-contest reception. (See a calendar of events here.)

Outstanding images from this year’s Study Abroad photo contest will be on display from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in 700 Eshleman Hall. This year the contest was open to Berkeley students who participated in a variety of international study and internship options — UC’s Education Abroad Program (currently celebrating its 50th year), academic programs abroad led by UC Berkeley faculty and global internships combining study with work experience.

Ten top student photos in three categories, selected by a panel of judges, will be on view. Come get a snapshot of students’ adventures across the world — be it a sunset view of a newly forming Indonesian volcano or a nighttime concert in the lavish Budapest Opera House — and be there when the contest winners are announced.

International Education Week coincides with the release of “Open Doors,” an annual report by the Institute for International Education, a nonprofit international education and training organization. In the newest report, released Monday, UC Berkeley ranked among top institutions in two categories: “top 25 institutions hosting international students (no. 23, Berkeley, hosted 5,004 international students in 2011-12) and “leading institutions by long-term duration of study and institutional type.”