Photo Contest: Be a Traveler, Not a Tourist

“Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.” 

Andrew Zimmern

Tourists vs. Travelers

Travelers try new things! 2014 Photo Contest Finalist
2014 Photo Contest Finalist. Photo by Esther Chan

What’s the difference between a tourist and a traveler?

A tourist has an itinerary. A tourist has a map. A tourist has a camera. 

A traveler has those things too. But a traveler has something else. 

A traveler has an itinerary, but next to it, a new friend.

Travelers make new friends! 2014 Photo Contest Finalist
2014 Photo Contest Finalist. Photo by Ella Rasp

The traveler has a map, but uses it to find places less traveled.

Travelers look beyond what's in front of them! 2014 Photo Contest Finalist
2014 Photo Contest Finalist. Photo by Lee Sehyung

A traveler has a camera, but with it, a new world view.

2014 Photo Contest Finalist. Photo by Esther Chan
2014 Photo Contest Finalist. Photo by Esther Chan

Our programs are not for tourists. They’re for travelers that want to have an immersive cultural and professional experience.

Enter the Transformed by Travel Photo Contest

Are you a current or former traveler on one of our programs? Submit your entry to the Transformed by Travel Photo Contest and show us a photo that a traveler would take.

For inspiration, check out more finalists from last year.

 

Lauren Aitken

Ever since semesters abroad in Senegal and Austria, Lauren has been committed to promoting the impact of international experiences. She has a passion for social media and will dog sit your corgi for free.

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Lauren Aitken

Ever since semesters abroad in Senegal and Austria, Lauren has been committed to promoting the impact of international experiences. She has a passion for social media and will dog sit your corgi for free.

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