Best Selfie in America Contest Winners

1 Apr

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AAG’s motto is “We help you write your own story.” Each year over 8,000 J-1 visa holders sponsored by AAG travel to the U.S. to experience cultural exchange in a unique way. To help capture their stories, we sponsored “My Best Selfie in America” participant contest. Participants were asked to take selfies of themselves in their favorite parts of the U.S. We received some amazing photos from all over the country! Below are a few of our favorite selfies, which truly highlights how this program is really life changing and provides the opportunity for memories that will last a lifetime. Finalists were selected and posted to Facebook where AAG’s fans and participants could vote for their favorite selfie. Our big winner was Mariam with Maverick coming in second place. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you all of our participants who sent in these great photos.

 

1st place

Mariam: You can notice the amazing view from the Vail Mountain, while I was doing one pf the hardest sports which is snowboarding. Taken in Vail Mountain, Colorado.

 

2nd place

Maverick: This is my entry for the best selfie in US, this is not just a typical photo. This was taken last February 14 during the Mardi Gras Parade at the riverwalk. With us is the Queen of the Riverwalk who happens to be our General Manager. It was indeed a fun-filled experience riding the river float and giving out colorful beads to the crowd.

 

Shortlist

This selfie was taken during our hiking through the Guam jungles! We were very happy because it was an amazing adventure! Our sincere smiles can express our happiness! Guam is a wonderful piece of land! When I look at these selfie I recall our tour and It always makes me happy!

Sofiia Demina  This selfie was taken during our hiking through the Guam jungles! We were very happy because it was an amazing adventure! Our sincere smiles can express our happiness! Guam is a wonderful piece of land! When I look at these selfie I recall our tour and It always makes me happy!

 

 

So jeong kimSo Jeong Kim   have just came to the USA for 2 weeks. And first I traveled with my friends at Abbot Kenny Blvd. in Venice CA. So we took a lot pics and enjoy shopping. And I thought this pic is appeared Abbot Keeny’s sunny feeling photo with nice wall. So I’d like to show my selfie. Thanks!

 

 

Mark Louie MotongMark Louie Motong  This is my second time here in USA  so i decided to join this photo contest.A winter time here in Stockbridge Massachusetts or well know as The Berkshire when i take this Photo.. Because i believe you cannot feel the real winter when you dressed up. So i decided to take this picture without my shirt so i could tell my Friends and Family that Snow in USA are awesome.. Lol.. Im so proud of where i am right now!.. Thanks!

 

 

Mami ShiichiMami Shiichi  NY coldest now! An icicle is done for excessive cold, and the fountain of a certain favorite Bryant park freezes near a company. It is wonderful and loves winter NY, too. Here’s Daily life that I finish the training soon, but feels that winter of NY emits sparkle than before more. I seem to miss it immediately. I want everybody to know the winter of wonderful NY!

 

 

Laura RomanoLaura Romano  Taken at an island in Southwest Florida watching the sunset while paddle-boarding.

 

 

 

kriszelle magcalasKriszelle Magcalas  Statue of Liberty, New York. Happiest moment in life is to achieve dreams with your best friend!

 

 

 

Isadora BissoliIsadora Bissoli  This selfie was take at Big Sky, an amazing resort placed in Montana. My friends and I took a trip to Montana from The Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington. We had a lot of problems during the season regarding the lack of snow that unfortunately hit the west coast this year. So coming to Montana for a few days to enjoy some snowboarding with my friends was an awesome time for me. That’s for sure something I will for ever keep in my heart.  Despite all the  difficulties that we faced during our work and travel program, it is awesome to think about the friends we made and the experience we had with the american labor.

 This photo was taken in the North Shore of Oahu, one of the Hawaiian islands. I did the ultimate tandem jump, it's about 14,000 feet height. I love it because I've wanted to do it for a long time, and I think I finally chose the best place to do it!Annelise Beltrami  This photo was taken in the North Shore of Oahu, one of the Hawaiian islands. I did the ultimate tandem jump, it’s about 14,000 feet height. I love it because I’ve wanted to do it for a long time, and I think I finally chose the best place to do it!

 

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