Study Abroad Photo Contest

Hello all you beautiful people! 안녕하세요다예쁜고아름다운사람! こんにちは全部きれいな人!The University of San Francisco (USF; the college I attend in the US) is putting on a study abroad photo contest for those who studied abroad during the intercession 2012, spring 2012, summer 2012, or fall 2012 semesters.  The prizes: first place winner gets a USF bookstore gift certificate worth $100; second place winner gets one worth $50.  I’m not a patron of the campus bookstore (unless Amazon and half.com fail to deliver on prices or the professor requires us to use some obscure/hard-to- find material), but you bet I’ll pay a visit if I win either of these prizes.

Which nine (you can submit up to 10) photos did I choose? Take a look below.

Gwanghwamun, main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gwanghwamun, main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace

The Blue House (aka where Lee Geun-hye lives)

The Blue House (aka where Lee Geun-hye now lives)

Statues in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul

Statues in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul

Gravesite of Rev. Theodore Geppert, S.J., founder of Sogang University

Gravesite of Rev. Theodore Geppert, S.J., founder of Sogang University

Colorful fall tree leaves near Sogang's front gate

Colorful fall tree leaves near Sogang’s front gate

Two kids trying on Joseon Dynasty ceremonial robes near Gyeongbokgung Palace

Two kids trying on Joseon Dynasty ceremonial robes near Gyeongbokgung Palace

Hyangwonjeong Pavilion, part of Gyeongbokgung Palace

Hyangwonjeong Pavilion, part of Gyeongbokgung Palace

Daily Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Gyeongbokgung Palace

Daily Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Gyeongbokgung Palace

First snowfall at Sogang

First snowfall at Sogang

You may have seen some repeats, but most of these photos are making their first public debut on this blog.  Come on Center for Global Education. One of these babies is good enough to win first place, especially since I’m the first student from USF to step on Sogang’s soil and one of the few courageous souls to bypass China (she has more worldwide fame than Girls’ Generation or Justin Bieber) and Japan (an oldie but goody) on the student’s way to Asia. And I’m an underrepresented minority.  Don’t those things count for diversity points?

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