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7 reasons to pack your bags and study abroad: U of T student photos

U of T law and business student David Pardy submitted this photo to the Centre for International Experience for a previous contest. It was taken in Dubrovnik, Croatia, near the Adriatic Sea

Deadline for annual photo contest from study abroad and student exchange trips is Feb. 19

You could be pulling yet another all-nighter in the Robarts group study room next year, or you could start planning to take your studies on the road. 

The photos below should make you want to pack your bags.

They were submitted to U of T's Centre for International Experience (CIE) as part of the annual photography contest. This year, CIE's 8th annual photo contest is taking submissions until Feb. 19. 

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CIE hopes to showcase the photos by U of T students from past and current studies abroad or international exchanges at an exhibit March 8. Attendees will vote on favourite pictures. CIE will also be taking votes online during a Facebook voting period. There's prizes for first place winners in each category: people and places, landscapes, cultural learning and Toronto. 

Take a look at some of the entries from previous years:

Ven, Sweden, by Helen Meng in mechanical engineering

Tasmania, Australia, by Laila Strazds in psychology

Paris, France, by Yeji Lee in English literature 

Northern Ireland by David Pardy in law and business

Singapore by Echo Xiao in Rotman commerce

Copenhagen, Denmark, by Ekaterina Mizrokhi in urban studies