An art exhibit of student photography from years of Robert Morris University Illinois study abroad programs will close next month.

Two weeks remain on the Robert Morris University Illinois exhibit “Images from Abroad,” a collection of stunning photos by students who captured their new surroundings and familiar topics while studying abroad. Gallery curator and director of International Studies Shelley LaMantia obtained dozens of photos taken by students who created them as part of assignments or to chronicle their experiences while in such cities as Rome, London, Florence or Berlin and designed an exhibit in the University’s State Street Gallery, 401 South State in downtown Chicago.

“These photos go back several years and it was a wonderful surprise for faculty and students to recognize so many former students and settings from their time in Europe,” she said. “It is also a joy to use our wonderful space in the gallery to highlight the work of our students and others from nearby universities.”

RMU hopes to make “Images from Abroad” an annual exhibit. “We encourage all our students to experience a learning quarter in another country,” Lamantia continued. “Our students are so happy that they took the leap and participated in these international classes. They have expanded their understanding of different cultures, traditions and enjoyed the connections they have made with students around the world.”

The exhibit is scheduled to close on September 13. The State Street Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.