PICTURE THIS! Enter your best memory(s) in our BCA Photo Contest. Share your visual story about campus life abroad, adventures on a BCA excursion, and/or a cultural activity you participated in while studying abroad. Complete applications will have 1-3 photos with descriptions per submission. Download the application to get started, and submit your entries to our Social Media Specialist!

Who is eligible? Spring 2018, Summer 2018 & Fall 2018 program participants
When are submissions due? January 14, 2019
Do I have to submit three photos? No, a minimum entry of one [1] entry will be accepted in one of the defined categories. Students are allowed to submit a maximum of three [3] photos (1 per category).
What are the photo contest categories? 1) campus life abroad  2) BCA excursion  3) a cultural activity

Prizes Are:

  • 1st Place: $100
  • 2nd Place: $75
  • 3rd Place: $50


Congratulations to the winners of the Spring 2018 BCA photo contest and thank you again to all participants!  Entries were judged on the following areas: adherence to the guidelines and theme, creativity, composition and quality of image. Please continue to check out our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages, as we will be featuring a selection of all entries, not just winners on these platforms and your pictures could be displayed!


BCA Excursion: “Llamas’ Breakfast” by Ting Chang

Program:  Quito, Ecuador

Term:  Spring 2018

School: Soka University of America

Description:This picture was taken on our very first BCA excursion—within the first week of arrival. Half way through our tour in the pre-inca ruins at the Pyramids of Cochasquí, we saw a herd of llamas running down the hills to have their breakfast on the green. We then quickly and gently joined them, feeding them some delicious salt. Being able to join the llamas’ breakfast at such a historically meaningful place, Sofia Torres and Maya Aborlleile couldn’t help but beam with joy!


Cultural Activity: “Find Your Inner Creativi-TEA” by Emily Seratch

Program: Dalian, China

Term: Fall 2017

School: Elizabethtown College

 Description:Tea culture is such an important part of life in China. There are specific ways to make, serve, and drink tea. Preforming everything correctly demonstrates a level of respect to elders, which is highly valued in Chinese society. As part of my host family visit I was able to watch and participate in a traditional tea ceremony! Performing a traditional tea ceremony is definitely a skill I will take with me everywhere I go.


Campus Life: “Limerick Ultimate Frisbee Tournament” by Conner Burns

Program: Dublin, Ireland

Term: Spring 2018

School: Manchester University

Description:After traveling out to Limerick and spending a night in a local hostel, the Maynooth University ultimate frisbee team played in a collegiate tournament against other Irish frisbee teams. The Maynooth team won three out of five of its games and took a celebratory picture at the end of the day.


BCA Excursion: “Caught in Cotswold” by Jenny Cheng

Term: Spring 2018

School: Juniata College

Description: After a long day of exploring the small villages of Cotswold, we decided to dip into the cool waters of Windrush. Our day was filled with walking through peaceful Lower Slaughter and ending in Bourton-on-the-Water for afternoon tea. The sun is a rare sight in Englan, but it decided to bless us on that beautiful spring day.