May 22, 2015

Meet Jalaa’ Abdelwahab (Adelaide, Fall 1996), who has spent the past 15 years dedicated to eradicating polio—including significant time in the field in Egypt, Somalia, South Sudan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan—with organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and UNICEF. Today, Jalaa’ serves as Senior Health Advisor and Deputy to the Global Polio Team Leader at UNICEF Headquarters, working towards the global goal of a polio-free world by 2018.Read on to learn what motivates Jalaa’ to see polio defeated, the...

May 20, 2015

Meet Andrew Brummer (Barcelona Liberal Arts & Business, Fall 2014), who documented his travels in Europe using a friend’s Go-Pro camera. After returning from abroad, Andrew compiled his footage and received more than 20,000 views on YouTube! He also earned himself a place as a finalist in the 2015 GoAbroad Innovation Awards’ Student Video category.Read on to hear about Andrew’s best memories abroad then vote for his video, Head-banging Around Europe, by Wednesday, May 27th!IES Abroad: Why did you choose to study abroad?Andrew Brummer: I chose to study abroad because I...

May 20, 2015

As part of our Ambassador Program, we award the IES Abroad Ambassador of the Month title to two Ambassadors who show exceptional dedication to international education outreach by taking part in a variety of outreach activities on campus and online.Our May 2015 Ambassadors of the Month are Jeffrey Janus, College of Wooster (Freiburg Language & Area Studies, Fall 2013) and Alexandra Yingst, University of Pittsburgh (Galápagos Islands Direct Enrollment: GAIAS, Spring 2014).Jeffrey Janus is currently a student at the College of Wooster and has served as an IES Abroad Ambassador for more than...

May 20, 2015

IES Abroad is excited to announce the creation of the GCM Grosvenor Study Abroad Scholarship, established by GCM Grosvenor. The GCM Grosvenor Study Abroad Scholarship will provide need-based aid to graduates of Chicago Public Schools, creating access to transformative overseas experiences where students grow and thrive, both personally and professionally. There will be $25,000 available for scholarship awards each year for the next four years. Headquartered in Chicago, GCM Grosvenor is one of the world’s largest and most diversified independent alternative asset management firms....

May 19, 2015

We’ve enjoyed watching video blogger Kimberly Webber’s (European Union, Spring 2015) experience in Freiburg and beyond all semester long, but now it has come to an end. She concludes her blog with this post that compiles a series of interviews with other students in the European Union Program. Covering everything from favorite foods and life abroad to advice for students considering a study abroad program, Our Blog Post of the Week does a beautiful job of summing up the experience.

May 19, 2015

We will be exhibiting at the 2015 NAFSA Annual Conference (Booth #2116) this month in Boston. IES Abroad staff members will be in attendance, including staff from the following departments: Academic Programs College Relations & Advising Customized Programs (Faculty-Led) Diversity Enrollment Management Internship Programs Marketing We invite you to stop by our booth in the exhibition hall to learn more about us or to just say "hello." Should you want to set up a meeting with an IES Abroad staff member at the Conference, please contact your IES Abroad...

May 12, 2015

The numbers don’t lie—our Study Rome: Language & Area Studies Program offers some pretty cool study abroad experiences.Here’s a little more detail about the numerals above:CXIX (119): The number of course-related excursions in Rome per semester (included in program cost)For example, there are 16 excursions in and around Rome for our course Forma Urbis: The Archaeology of Ancient Rome, including educational visits to:ColosseumPantheonSacred Area of largo ArgentinaSculptor Peter Rockwell’s studioLX (60): The number of interns placed at host organizations in the last...

May 6, 2015

If you’re a fan of sunshine and sea, Nice is the city for you! Although the French Riviera is filled with gorgeous towns like Monaco and Cannes to be explored, there is also plenty to see and do while studying abroad in Nice. Take advantage of all this seaside city has to offer—here are just a few things to get you started:  1. Colline du Chateau | ParkCurious where people capture the beautiful sweeping shots of the city? It’s here! Overlooking the Baie des Anges and harbor, the Colline du Chateau offers a spectacular vantage point of the city. Not much is left of...

May 1, 2015

For our Spring 2015 students, the end of the semester (and the return home) is on the horizon. The realization that Emily Xouris (Amsterdam, Spring 2015) had entered her final month abroad reenergized her, and she aimed to spend every free moment exploring. In Our Blog Post of the Week, Emily shares her recent adventures with us. Last weekend, she rode her bike to a part of Amsterdam she hadn’t discovered yet and found a Turkish market; she kayaked out to the sea with a group of friends; and she experienced the craziness of King’s Day in Amsterdam, when the city comes alive...

May 1, 2015

The Reach Higher initiative, spearheaded by First Lady Michelle Obama, encourages students to further their education beyond high school, whether that be in a technical school, community college, or university setting. By spreading awareness and providing counseling on career opportunities, financial aid, and academic planning, the Initiative hopes to inspire and support students in their post-secondary endeavors. We’re proud to be participating in the 2015 Reach Higher initiative! Join us as we #ReachHigher and study abroad. IES ABROAD’S COMMITMENT The pursuit of knowledge...

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