University of California, Riverside

Education Abroad Program and Opportunities Abroad Program

R' World

Whether you’re in Thammasat, Thailand, the Yucatán in Mexico or Riverside, California, you are a part of R’World! Have you taken pictures of yourself and fellow classmates in your program, grabbed scenic snapshots of yourself at famous landmarks or gorgeous natural settings that make your host country unique? Post them on our social media profiles and talk about them too! Use these online tools to connect with loved ones at home and let our social media be your place for a digital scrapbook!

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Did studying abroad change your life? We want to hear all about it! Share your study abroad experiences with us and inspire others to pack their bags, books, and pencils, and step out of their comfort zones, and discover the world. Submit a blog post today and your story could be featured on the UCR EAP OAP Blog page.


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Study Abroad Photo Contest

  • Entrants must have participated in a study abroad program during the 2011-2012 academic year (Summer 2011 – Spring 2012) or (Summer 2012 – Fall 2012).
  • Photos must be original work (no professional photos will be accepted) and have been taken by the entrant during the entrant’s study abroad program or by another participant on the entrant’s program.
  • Photos may be color or black and white and must be submitted in both print AND digital format.

a.     Digital images should be e-mailed to lasharon@ucr.eduand should have a resolution of

         300 dpi or higher. A hard copy of the images MUST also be submitted with your entry


b.     Prints must be 5” x 7” and will not be returned (larger or smaller prints will not be


4.     A maximum of three photos may be submitted per entrant.

5.     A completed entry form with hard copy images (for both print

         and digital entries) must accompany the entry.

6.     On the back of each photo please include the following (please do not use markers):

a.     Entrant’s name and student identification number

b.   Title of photo (please identify any individuals identifiable in the photo - be sure to have permission of your subject(s))

7.     Entries must be received no later than 5:00 pm, February 20, 2013 at the EAP and OAP Office. (Be sure to allow plenty of time if submitting entries via mail or e-mail. Late entries will not be accepted.)


Judging: Photos will be reviewed by a panel consisting of the UCR faculty and staff. Selection criteria includes:

•      Technical merit (clarity, focus, lighting, etc.)

•      Representation of the study abroad experience

•      Sensitivity towards the host culture

•      For the cross cultural moments category, photos should show UCR students "in action" in their host countries and should somehow represent the ideals of study abroad (academic learning, culture learning, international awareness, sensitivity, and fun). The best photos will be of UCR students participating in activities at their host university or in their town/city.


•      Prize winners will be announced in conjunction with Study Abroad Returnee Homecoming Reception on February 27, 2013.

•      One “Best in Show” will be awarded. This entrant will receive a Country Graduation Sash +

       Framed copy of winning photo + Feature photo in EAP and OAP marketing materials and on EAP and OAP Office website.

•      One “1st Place” photo will be awarded in each category. These entrants will receive a Country Graduation Sash + Framed copy of winning photo.

•      Only one prize per entrant will be awarded. Honorable Mention awards may also be given.


•      Originality counts! Try not to duplicate photos.

•      Professional printing is best! If printing photos, use highest resolution possible and photo quality


•      Be sure to title your photo – creative titles may help an entry standout – but be sure to keep it


•      Not sure how to print photos from your digital camera? Try uploading your photos to some of the leading online photo developing websites. Some options include: Ofoto, Shutterfly, Flickr, or Snapfish.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Education Abroad Program and Opportunities Abroad Program
Olmsted Hall, Room 2322

Tel: (951) 827-2508
Fax: (951) 827-2618