Contests for Returned Students

International and Off-Campus Studies is proud to support the creative works of St. Olaf students which capture their off-campus education experiences from St. Olaf sponsored off-campus programs.  In support of our students’ experiences and works, we invite students to visually share through  the Gimse International and Off-Campus Studies Photo Contest, IOS Travel Writing Contest, and IOS Digital Story Telling Contest.


The Gimse International and Off-Campus Studies Photo Contest – Each year, the International and Off-Campus Studies Office sponsors a photo contest open to all students who have studied off-campus on St. Olaf International or Domestic programs during Semester I or Semester I/Interim, Interim, Semester II or Yearlong programs.  Past winners are showcased here.

Travel Writing Contest – Each year, the International and Off-Campus Studies Office sponsors a literary contest open to all students who have studied off-campus on St. Olaf International or Domestic programs during Semester I or Semester I/Interim, Interim, Semester II or Yearlong programs.  We look for written expressions which are representative of off-campus experiences. Entries can be short stories, poems, journal entries, essays or any other types of literary form.  Past winners are showcased here.

Digital Story Telling Contest – Our newest contest, the Digital Story Telling Contest, allows returned students an opportunity to create a short video to express, share, and depict their off-campus studies experience through digital media.  Past winners are showcased here.