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Captains of Instagram

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Southwestern through a student lens.

In the spring of 2014, Southwestern launched a social media effort called “Captains of Instagram.” For short periods of time (2-3 days), students are invited to take over the Southwestern University Instagram account, sharing their day to day experience and helping promote the University in an authentic and genuine way.   

See what our Instagram Captains have photographed.  

Want to be a captain? 

Fill out an application and you will be contacted.


Instagram Captain Photos

  • Fußball aka soccer is most definitely the number one sport in Germany and in Dortmund the soccer team colors just happen to be #BlackandGold . It must be destiny for this pirate to be here! Thanks for tagging along on my adventures abroad 😊 photo by: #IGCaptain @mica_radu_ #PiratesAbroad
  • Junior year of high school I studied abroad and attended Domgymnasium in Verden, Germany. Today I got to go back and see it once more…. Photo by: #IGCaptain @mica_radu_ #PiratesAbroad #ExpandYourBoundries
  • Although Georgetown most likely has better weather, my walk around Hamburg wasn't too shabby! In German, these homes are called "Fachwerkhäuser" photo by: #IGCaptain @mica_radu_ #PiratesAbroad
  • I got to tour this beautiful building today in Hamburg, Germany. I’m always in awe of the world we live in 🙈 photo by #IGCaptain: @mica_radu_ #PiratesAbroad
  • Grüße aus Dortmund! Dortmund is known for the many installations of this statue: a rhino with wings! In this case it’s a statue which resembles Fred Flinstone Photo by #IGCaptain: @Mica_Radu_ #PiratesAbroad
  • Our next #IGcaptain will be taking you to Germany, where she’s spending the semester. #PiratesAbroad
  • The next #IGcaptain, Laura, will be taking over tomorrow and showcasing #SUtheBIGevent.
  • Nothing like a movie night in DLC common room to get us through until spring break!!! ✌️Photo by: #IGCaptain @3milymoor3 #axid #movienight #sisterhood
  • Hi! My name is Gabby! I have just met you and I love you! 🐶 ❤️ Come get some love from the adorable therapy dogs every Wednesday from 11-1pm in front of the library! Photo by: #IGCaptain @3milymoor3 #therapydogs #puppylove
  • Ahoy Pirates! Don't forget to get your 2015 pirate bike shirt! They're on sale outside McCombs Campus Center from 11-1pm today! Once they're sold out they're gone, so get 'em quick! Long sleeve $15 & short sleeve $10! 👍🚴 Photo by: #IGCaptain @3milymoor3 #piratebike #getHooked #wheellesswednesday