13 Jaw-Dropping Study Abroad Photos Taken by Binghamton Students

Posted by Sophia Cohen on October 29, 2019

We all love Binghamton, but this small city is only a fraction of what the world has to offer! Check out a few of the life-changing adventures had by Bearcats as they share personal photos from their education abroad experiences with the Office of International Education and Global Initiatives.

Wilhemina Bay, Antarctica

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"An arched iceberg in the background with a Zodiac boat in the foreground carrying passengers."  

- Alex Blumenthal 

Jeju Island, South Korea

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"I took this photo in the green tea fields of Jeju Island. Close by there is a green tea museum called O’sulloc, which I went to visit. Jeju Island is known for their green tea and scenic views."  

- Sophia Jones

Normandy, France

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"Taken in the middle of an impending storm during our program trip to Normandy/Brittany for the weekend. The rainbow appeared as we began crossing the bridge and highlights the unique medieval architecture of this historic site." 

- Miwa Goble


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"Gardens at the Bay and Marina Bay Sands Hotel in the heart of Singapore" 

- Anjali Bisaria 

Teotihuacan, Mexico

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"Teotihuacan was the largest city in Mesoamerica and a center for culture, arts, spirituality and architecture. Running down the middle is the Avenue of the Dead. It links the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Moon and the Pyramid of the Sun."

- Riane Pares-Kane

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

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"Wild lavender growing near Lake Tekapo"  

- Stephanie Vayner 

Melbourne, Australia

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"The AFL is the Australian men's version of the NFL. With 10 of the 18 teams stationed in or around Melbourne, it is sort of the capital of Aussie Rules AFL. The Melbourne Cricket Grounds holds more than 100,000 people. That's more than any stadium in the NFL." 

- Gabriel Campos 

St. Petersburg, Russia

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"This was a summer home of the Russian czars. It is located away from the nearby city of Saint Petersburg, the state capital for around 200 years. It's comprised of a complex of ponds, guest houses and statues, along with the czars' home. The home was made to complement the lovely nature around it through its color and grace."

- Gavin VonHorn

Barcelona, Spain

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"Park Guell is a public park filled with designs from one of the most famous architects, Gaudi. It is a system composed of gardens and architectonic elements. The mosaics are very intricate as well."

- Isabella Pang

Frikvarteret, Norway

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"We learned first-hand how many Norwegians, from thousands of years ago to present day, survive their harsh winters. Skiing, igloos and starry nights." 

- Jake Kerr 

Norwich, United Kingdom

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"A Saturday at the open-air market in Norwich is always an adventure." 

- Susanna Klose 

Tokyo, Japan

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"Akihabara (shopping district) at night" 

- Luke Golden 

Florence, Italy

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"The view I enjoyed the most while studying abroad was from the Piazzale Michelangelo. The vibes of the view, the perfect temperature, and the live Italian music made for a perfect experience of Italian culture and of being a tourist."

- Anastasia Guerra 

Interested in creating your own education abroad experience? Check out the Office of International Education & Global Initiatives to find the best program for you -- and to kickstart your own adventure!

Sophia is a senior majoring in English. She loves exploring all the opportunities Binghamton has to offer. In her free time, she likes to bake, listen to classic rock and hang out with her Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi sisters.

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