Capture Your #AmericanDream

If the #AmericanDream were a picture, what would yours look like? Maybe it’s wandering around the streets of New York, or surfing in Malibu!  Or maybe it’s just eating a hot dog behind home plate at a Yankees game.  There are #AmericanDreams all across the country, and if you’re part of the 2019 Summer Work Travel program, now is your time to show us your interpretation! As you work and travel around the U.S. this summer, you’re guaranteed to have tons of fun, collect unforgettable memories, and make new friends. And while you’re doing this, please don’t forget to capture some of these amazing summer moments and win!

What’s the Summer Work Travel (SWT) Program? College and university students enrolled full time and pursuing studies at post-secondary accredited academic institutions located outside the United States go to the USA to share their culture and ideas with people of the United States through temporary work and travel opportunities. Find out more here.

By applying to our photo contest, you will not only have the chance to win the prize of your photo getting a spot in our 2020 SWT Calendar, but it will also be featured at a U.S. Embassy Budapest exhibition. If you’ve always wondered what’s inside the U.S. Embassy’s building, as a winner you will be invited to the opening reception of the exhibition. This once-in-a-lifetime event provides a glimpse into the life of the Embassy, and you can experience the world of diplomacy up-close, which otherwise would be impossible. Last year the students had the honor to meet the U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, Mr. David B. Cornstein, and other employees of the Embassy. This year will be no different, you could also meet the Ambassador to Hungary or the Deputy Chief of Mission. Why would you miss this chance? Be one of the lucky winners in the fall of 2019!

a young and an older man holding up a certificate smiling in the camera
Ambassador Cornstein with one of the winners in December 2018

Award Ceremony Photo Album on Facebook

The exhibition will also travel to several towns in Hungary, allowing more people to discover your talent in photography and the value of the SWT program. We will accept photos from August 1 through September 30, 2019. For more details, visit the Summer Work Travel Photo Contest page.

Need some inspiration? Take a look at our #AmericanDream gallery and get creative! Be it landscapes, friends, statues, cities, beaches – show what the USA means to you!