Adventures Abroad Photo Contest Deadline Extended. Plus–Our Adventures Abroad!

Yunnan Red Earth

Yunnan Red Earth by Erik Hyman

Staff at Academic Arrangements Abroad are ineligible for our Adventures Abroad photography contest. However, we have had a few adventures of our own, and lots of talented photographers work here.

Below are a few of our favorite staff travel photos, which were taken in locations around the globe.

Assistant Tour Coordinator Erik Hyman shot wonderful images in China while he was conducting folk music research for the Fulbright program in 2011 and 2012. You can see more of Erik’s amazing travel photographs on Flickr.

Leshan Giant Buddha

Leshan Giant Buddha by Erik Hyman

Nujiang Valley

Nujiang Valley by Erik Hyman

Cathy Farber, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, traveled to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands in 2013. During her journey, Cathy photographed an adorable baby seal in the Galápagos Islands.

Baby Seal

Baby seal in the Galápagos Islands

She also shot a stunning image of the Andes Mountains from Quito. (Scroll to the bottom of this blog post to see the landscape.)

Jim Friedlander, President, took a picture of a crocodile area in a national park in Panama during a trip to Central America in December 2013.

Crocodile area in Central America

Crocodile area in Central America by Jim Friedlander

In addition, Friedlander shot this dramatic photograph of Mt. Everest from a plane last November.

Mount Everest 2013

Mount Everest, Nepal, by Jim Friedlander

Gloria De Luca, Vice President, Communications, captured this image of men in turbans at the Pushkar Camel Fair in India.

Puskar Camel Fair

Pushkar Camel Fair by Gloria De Luca

Additionally, she photographed this leopard in a tree during a recent journey to Sri Lanka, where highlights included a jeep safari.

Leopard in Sri Lanka

Leopard in Sri Lanka by Gloria De Luca

We hope you’ll enter your own travel photos in our competition. The deadline was just extended to July 1, 2014, and images entered so far include everything from riding camels in Egypt to practicing yoga on a sunny beach in Puerto Rico. Show us your idea of a travel adventure!

The first-place winner, as selected by our panel of expert judges, will receive $1,000 off any 2014 or 2015 Academic Arrangements Abroad cruise. Second prize is $500 off a 2014 or 2015 Arrangements Abroad cruise, and third prize is a micro luggage scale (handy for avoiding overweight baggage fees).

You can also vote on the submitted images, which are featured in a gallery that can be accessed through the photo contest tab. The most popular photograph will receive a People’s Choice Award and a special prize.

To enter or vote, please go to our Facebook page and click on the Adventures Abroad Photo Contest icon below our name. It will take you to a new page where you can enter the contest or vote on selected entries (or both!).

Be sure to submit your entry before July 1, 2014.



Andes Mountains

The Andes Mountains from Quito, Ecuador by Cathy Farber

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