Marian University Knights Shine Bright as They Take on the World through Study Abroad

by Mikayla S. Jette '25 | Feb 16, 2024

Marian University Knights sure know how to capture a moment! Congratulations to three Marian University students who embarked on the remarkable journey of studying abroad and participated in the study abroad photo contest organized by Marian University's Global Engagement Office. The students dedicated themselves to exploring new cultures, expanding their horizons, and embracing diversity through each captivating image they shared.

Check out the First Place Winners of the Study Abroad Photo Contest:

  • Inspirational Global and Human Encounters: Abby Lemming ‘24
  • Knights Abroad: Emma Yarber ’24
  • Most Picturesque: Juanita Rodriguez ‘25

Lemming ’24, a P-12 Education and Spanish major with a Pastoral Leadership minor, studied in Granada, Spain during the 2023 spring semester. Throughout her semester abroad, she was able to travel on excursions to near by places. Her piece, “Marruecos (Morocco)”, was captured when she took a weekend trip to Tangier, Morocco where she got to ride a camel. “This was such a wonderful experience that captured the beauty of Morocco as the sun set by the Strait of Gibraltar,” Lemming ’24 said. “But, if you ever go to Morocco, be prepared to see all the stray cats!” Many of Lemming’s other submissions also received recognition within the other categories.



Yarber ’24, a Political Science major with Global Studies and Pastoral Leadership minors, studied in Verona, Italy for 5 weeks in the summer of 2023. Her piece, “Gondola Ride” captured her first experience on a gondola. “Riding a gondola in Venice has always been a “bucket list” item for me!” Yarber said. She said she was thrilled to check this off with her friend Maria Mina ’24 pictured on the right.


Rodriguez ’25, a Spanish and Chemistry major, studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina for    five weeks. Her piece, "Iguazú Falls", was captured while exploring a waterfall at a park in Misiones, Argentina. She was able to experience the wonders of God’s creation saying, “being able to experience one of the worlds wonders was amazing, but adding in a rainbow that represents God’s promise to us completed the picture nicely.”

Congratulations to all!

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