Spring on the York College campus

2020 Study Abroad Photo Contest

A student poses for a photo in a room illuminated with pink-purple light, where mushrooms appear to hang upside-down from the ceiling.

With 54 entries, our annual Study Abroad Photo Contest was a window to the amazing global experiences our Spartans had before adjusting to this past year. Students and alumni shared memories and stories from Finland, Spain, Cuba, Italy, India, Costa Rica, and more. Not just a look at the challenges, but photos that capture the connections and inspirations that our Spartans experienced abroad. See all the winners and submit for next year at ycp.edu/photocontest.

The Challenges Student Winner was Kristin Peaks ’21 (shown above). She said, “This is an image of me standing in an exhibition located in the Fondazione Prada museum in Milan, Italy. I did not expect to come across this museum, but many of my professors convinced me that it was an amazing place to spark my creativity while abroad. This specific exhibition that is shown is called the ‘Upside Down Mushroom Room’ by Carsten Holler. The room was filled with bright giant spinning mushrooms placed on the ceiling. I had never seen anything quite like this museum, and it was an unexpected yet amazing experience.”