Spring 2017 (May 23, 2017)

Global Experience Travel Writing Contest Winners Announced

May 17, 2017

Awards for the 2nd annual Global Experience Travel Writing Contest were presented at a joint reception with the OCS Photo Contest on May 17.

1st place
"The Mountain"
by Raelynne Benjamin-Bevis '18 (Sociology/Anthropology / Women's and Gender Studies). Carleton El Mundo Maya: Anthropology in Guatemala and Chiapas seminar.

2nd place
"A Mouthful of Apricots"

by Pallav Kumar '18 (Spanish / Latin American Studies). BCA Quito, Ecuador.

3rd place
"My Budapest Mom"
by Veronica Child '18 (Computer Science). AIT-Budapest.

Honorable mentions

"Untitled (Tbilisi)"
by Lucy Papachristou '18 (Russian / African/African American Studies). Summer internship in Tbilisi, Georgia.

by Katie Ciaglo '17 (English / Educational Studies). Carleton Irish Literature and Culture seminar.

Twenty Carleton students - from first-year students to seniors - submitted entries to the contest, sharing glimpses of their experiences studying, interning, volunteering, growing up, gap year-ing, hiking, and road-tripping across all corners of the globe.

Many thanks to contest sponsors STA Travel, Office of the Dean of Students, Off-Campus Studies, The Writing Center, Global Engagement Initiative, and Cross-Cultural Studies, and to this year's judges, Jeff Snyder (Educational Studies), Kayla McGrady '05 (College Communications), Klara Rossby '18 (English), and Lila Battis '10 (Associate Editor, Travel + Leisure).