Picture Yourself Here

Each year, about 80 Assumption students choose to spend a semester, a summer, or even a year studying abroad. Their experiences are as individual as each of the students.

The College was looking to capture that sense of place and person by hosting a photo contest. All Assumption students who were studying abroad this spring were invited to participate and informed that their pictures would be used on the Web and in Assumption publications and promotional materials. Assumption students submitted pictures from all over the world, sharing some of the highlights of their unique learning experiences. After much consideration, entries submitted Marcus W. Farias and Daniel Zimmermann, both members of the Class of 2010, were chosen.

Marcus W. Farias, who studied in Venice, Italy, won the “Beauty Shot” category with a picture of several gondolas docked along a Venetian canal. Daniel Zimmermann’s (’10) winning entry for the “Best Shot of Self at a Famous Site” category was taken during his time in Australia and depicts Zimmermann and several friends sitting alongside the water’s edge at Sydney Harbor with the famous Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House in the distance.

Their pictures highlight the singular and transformative opportunities the study abroad program can offer students, allowing them to experience the world from a different perspective and to learn about themselves.

For their winning entries, Farias and Zimmerman were awarded $50 Assumption College Bookstore certificates.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College
ke.dunbar@assumption.edu @AssumptionNews