CET Alumni Photo Contest: Top 3 Winners of the Engagement Category
Congratulations to the following Top 3 Winners of the Academics Category for the CET 30th Anniversary Alumni Photo Contest. Photos eligible to win the the Engagement category could show CET students interacting with the local community in everyday life. Photos may include CET roommates or faculty, or member of the local community.
1st Place: Lizzie Chen (University of Texas – Austin, 2011 CET/UT-Austin Maymester in China)
"Untitled: Xie Donghai" - Xie Donghai, 59, has cut steel in Xiejiaqiao for five years. Despite hazardous working conditions, he's grateful for the steady income.
2nd Place: Ilana Sidorsky (Brandeis University, Spring 2011 CET Jewish Studies in Prague)
"Rowing with Gustav" - I took this photo when I was able to row with Gustav, a World War II veteran currently living in HaGibor, a Jewish home for the elderly in Prague. My friends and I were so impressed with his knowledge of Czech history, enthusiasm for life, and excellent rowing skills! In this shot, Gustav and I are getting to know each other while he teaches me how to row. I love the Prague architecture in the background. A perfect end to a semester abroad!
3rd Place: Katherine Hayes (American University, Fall 2011 CET Intensive Arabic Language & Culture Studies in Jordan)
"Into the Red Desert" - This photo was taken in Wadi Rum when several CET students and I did a three-day camel trek over our fall break. The photo depicts one of our young Bedouin guides staring off into the spectacular desert sunset. Our guides were both surprised and excited that we could easily converse with them in Arabic; and as a result we were able to talk about the differences between the Bedouin lifestyle and out American culture.
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