Study Abroad Programs Celebrates 14th Annual Crossing Paths, Crossing Cultures Photo Competition

In celebration of International Education Week, Georgia State’s Study Abroad Programs office coordinated the 14th annual Crossing Paths, Crossing Cultures (CPCC) international photo competition and awards ceremony.

CPCC - Dec 2014CPCC is the only campus program that promotes international education through collaboration among students who have studied abroad and international students who are studying at Georgia State, allowing them to tell their international stories, sharing insights with the rest of the university community by submitting photographs and brief descriptions that capture their cross-cultural journeys.

Held in Veteran’s Memorial Hall, the event attracted over 200 students, faculty, and staff.  This year’s CPCC competition was dedicated to Korea, a Georgia State task force country, and featured the Atlanta Korean Cultural Center and authentic food catered by Blossom Tree Korean Eatery.

In addition to the photo competition, the ceremony included the announcement of Program Director of the Year, which was awarded to Professor Cyntoria Johnson for her work leading the West Indies Study Abroad Program: International Perspectives on Criminal Justice & Criminology.

2014 CPCC Photo Competition Winners

Best in Show:  Gokce Sahin for “Breathing Turkey”

Best International Student Photo:  Haixin Zhang for “The Lonely Road”

Best Study Abroad Student Photo:  Julia Carroll for “Unclaimed Baggage”

International Students

Scenery Category:  Bo Liu for “Love-Peace”

People and Culture Category:  Catherine Odari for “Tom Lee’s Monument”

Panthers Abroad Category:  Sahil Bajaj for “GSU Umbrella”

Study Abroad Students

Scenery Category:  Erin Teal Waxelbaum for “Timeless Reflections”

People and Culture Category:  Kaylin Bergeson for “Love Locks”

Panthers Abroad Category:  Kelsey Kennedy for “The Light at the End of the Ruins”

For photos from the 14th annual Crossing Paths, Crossing Cultures photo competition, please visit the Office of International Initiatives’ Flickr album.

The Office of International Initiatives at Georgia State University is responsible for the strategic integration and coordination of the University’s international initiatives, partnerships, grants, program development and management, events and activities, student and scholar services, and study abroad programs.