Each year, IES Abroad sponsors one or more trips to familiarize Member and Associate Member coordinators, administrators, and faculty members with our study abroad programs. Study abroad coordinators have the opportunity to nominate themselves or their colleagues to participate in these trips. IES Abroad covers the majority of the associated costs, with participants making only a small financial contribution. Trips include the cost of travel to the host city, accommodations, most meals, group activities, and all local transportation.

Upcoming Trips:

IES Abroad Istanbul
Turkey
May 4-10, 2014

IES Abroad invites study abroad staff and college/university faculty to participate in a familiarization visit to Istanbul in May 2014.  The group will learn on site about our three Istanbul programs, the IES Abroad Middle Eastern Studies program,  and the Bogazici and Sabanci direct enrollment programs. Participants will gain a rounded impression of IES Abroad’s program in Istanbul.

Activities on this trip include:

  • Visit our partner universities and the IES Abroad Center
  • Visits to sites for internships and service learning
  • Observation of classes
  • Visits to student housing
  • Field trip to historic Ephesus.

Costs
Representatives of IES member institutions: $1200
Representatives of IES associate member institutions: $1600

IES Abroad Kunming
China
March 9-16, 2014

IES Abroad invites study abroad staff and college/university faculty to participate in a familiarization visit to Kunming in March 2014.  The group will learn on site about our summer and semester programs in Kunming, including a “mini-field study” trip to nearby Chiang Mai, Thailand. Participants will gain a rounded impression of IES Abroad’s program in Kunming and the importance of China & Southeast Asian relations.

Activities on this trip include:

  • Visiting the IES Abroad Center and our university partner
  • Service Learning observation
  • Area studies & Chinese language class participation
  • Visits to student housing, both residence hall and homestay
  • Special overnight field trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand, including a visit to an elephant sanctuary

Costs
Representatives of IES member institutions: $1200
Representatives of IES associate member institutions: $1600
 

Nomination and Selection Process

To apply for a familiarization trip, please email the following materials to AcademicPrograms@IESabroad.org. A selection committee will meet to review applications and choose participants. Each institution may submit one nomination only. The nomination deadline for both trips has been extended to January 13, 2014.

IES Abroad is pleased to offer this familiarization trip opportunity to our Member and Associate Member institutions. Preference will be given to staff from institutions that actively support and send students to a variety of IES Abroad study abroad programs. For further information about the nomination or selection process, contact IES Abroad via email at AcademicPrograms@IESabroad.org.