Nov. 7, 2022

In 103 Chancellor Green last Friday, students relived their summer experiences with the same people with whom they made unforgettable memories. As they took turns arriving slowly, a slideshow of some of their favorite moments abroad was being shown as they had cheerful conversations and reminisced about their time together over pizza and refreshments. SPO Study Abroad Administrator Patrizia D'Adamo compared this gathering with one she organized to break the ice with each group prior to departure and the difference was notable. During the hour-long meeting and even after, as students lingered to continue chatting, it was evident that close friendships had been forged, ones that will undoubtedly last a lifetime.

study abroad reunion

Students submitted photos in 4 different categories: Lanscape, Monuments & Statues, Architecture and People & Culture. They were also presented with the "Statue Challege" in which students were asked to take a photo of themselves physically replicating a statue being observed. Needless to say, this challenge resulted in some very interesting photos!

Through student entries, the photo contest provided SPO with some amazing insight and images reflecting on the experiences of the participating students in Princeton in Argentina (PiA), Princeton in Portugal (PiP) and Princeton in Spain (PiS) which SPO plans on featuring on the SPO website throughout the year to share with the Princeton community. The winners of this year's contest are listed below.

Grand Prize Winner:  Aaron Brzezinski - PiS

1st Place in each category:

  • Landscape: Bryce Springfield - PiA 
  • Monuments & Statues: Gawon Jo - PiA
  • Architecture: Sydney Johnson - PiS
  • People & Culture: Sydney Pargman - PiA

Honorable Mentions:

  • Caren Kim - PiA
  • Thomas Bogaev - PiA
  • Caroline Coen - PiS

Click here to access the slideshow of student images (including photos from the "Statue Challenge")

Click here to view entries in each category and winner announcements

Visit SPO Instagram for photos posted during the summer including the original post of this year's winning photo submitted by Aaron Brzezinski of Princeton in Spain!