As Princeton students returned to campus for the fall, the University sponsored a photo contest on Facebook asking for inspiring, deep, artistic, illustrative or just plain funny images to commemorate the summer.
The contest was open to undergraduate students from the classes of 2010 through 2014 and graduate students. Some entries reflect the many opportunities available to Princeton students to travel and study overseas, and to engage in intensive research projects in their fields. Other entries depict students' summer jobs and activities during their time away from the Princeton campus -- even just spending quality time with pets.
Matthew Milliner, a graduate student in the Department of Art and Archaeology, was part of a group of graduate and undergraduate students, sponsored by the Program in Hellenic Studies, who spent two weeks studying at the Mount Menoikeion convent in northern Greece. In this photo, visitors to the convent are greeted by a rainbow.
Arman Suleimenov, a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science, uses his trusty Japanese phrasebook to order sushi in Tokyo.
Sophomore Gray Holubar, who spent the summer as a camp counselor, enjoys a visit from two butterflies.
Freshman Arjun Jain encounters a mountain gorilla while hiking in Rwanda over the summer.
With the Office of Religious Life, sophomore Sofia Quinodoz traveled to Nicaragua and Honduras for two weeks at the end of the summer, learning about the religious, social and political situations in both countries. This photo depicts a quiet moment in Zacate Grande, Honduras, where community members are engaged in a land dispute with a wealthy landowner.