Study Abroad Contest Winners Show How Far They Can Fly
Posted on Monday, June 11, 2012
Category: News Releases
College students show what makes them glad they decided to study abroad in a University Language Services scholarship contest.
New York – June 11, 2012 – Whether high in the sky or firmly at ground-level, college students who entered University Language Services’ latest scholarship contest gave a bird’s-eye view of what it’s like to study abroad.
College students from throughout the United States and around the world submitted photos of the scene that made them realize that made the right decision to study abroad.
- Winner: Ava Macchiaverna studied abroad in Spain but took a photo of a friend jumping from a gondola 450 feet above a lake in Switzerland, right before it was Macciaverna’s turn. “Studying abroad proved to me that until you spread your wings, you will never know how far you can fly,” wrote Macciaverna, a member of the class of 2013 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.
- 2nd place: Kotchaphorn Mangkalaphiban, left Thailand to study abroad in the United States before becoming a member of the class of 2015 at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Penn. She was scared when she took her photo high above the Pacific Ocean, but the experience was worth it. “Between homesickness and sometimes frustration, the hollowness in me was filled with friendship, from my host family to students at school to the community,” she wrote.
- 3rd place: Jenna Lanzaro, a student at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey, is an Italian-American who aimed to “embrace the culture” but studying in Florence and exploring Italy. Lanzaro, part of the class of 2013, plans to return to Italy this fall as a student teacher, and a photo of a lemon grove in Sorrento reminds her to teach her students to “seize the day.”
The photographs submitted by the winners and by all participants in the contest show the significant role that studying abroad plays in the lives of so many college students every year.
University Language awarded a $500 college scholarship to the grand prize winner and $100 scholarships to the 2nd and 3rd prize winners. Their photos and descriptions can be found on University Language Services’ scholarship page. Profiles of the scholarship winners will be posted in the coming weeks on University Language Services’ blog, Campus Commons.
University Language will announce a new college scholarship contest in the coming weeks.
About University Language Services:
Since 1983, ULS has specialized in the translation of academic transcripts, records and personal documents. The ULS website provides assistance to students in the United States and abroad – from deciding on where to attend college, to writing applications, scheduling classes or searching for a job, ULS helps make the most of the college experience.
ULS translates, transcribes and interprets 157 languages and dialects from its international headquarters in New York City and affiliated offices around the world.