November 14, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the historic fall of the Berlin Wall. IES Abroad Berlin students and staff were fortunate to commemorate this occasion in a personal way.On Monday, November 10, IES Abroad Berlin Students met with a group of German college students to discuss the event. They later placed three bottles with messages in the Spree River to be opened on the 50th anniversary.Afterward, they walked along the old border at the river with a professor from our partner university—who was himself a former resident of East Berlin. He shared old photos and...

November 14, 2014

Study abroad is an amazing adventure, but once in a while you just need some downtime. IES Abroad Buenos Aires student blogger Rachel Zalkind shares a hidden gem she discovered in her host city: Jardín Japonés (Japanese Garden), writing, “In a matter of moments, your city-induced stress will dissolve as you’re transported to a tranquil setting reminiscent of Japan.”Who knew? Check out more of her photos in this Blog Post of the Week, and follow along for her next post here.

November 7, 2014

On October 29th, IES Abroad San José Center Director Sarah Cordero was interviewed about university education for the year 2021 on a Costa Rican roundtable television program called Dialogos hacia el Bicentenario. Hosted by Luis Rivera Bianchini, the program was organized by the Centro de Estudios Democráticos de América Latina (Center for Democratic Studies of Latin America, CEDAL) and Canal (Channel) 13.Other panelists included Gabriel Macaya, former President of the Universidad de Costa Rica and President of the National Academy of Sciences; and Luis Fernando Diaz, former Vice President of...

November 7, 2014

A Recap of the Amazon – Blog Post of the WeekWhat better way to start the semester than a trip to the Amazon? In this Blog Post of the Week, IES Abroad Rio student blogger Sara Menendez recaps the field trip, during which they swam with dolphins, went fishing, took in the amazing scenery, and more. Find out why she thinks this trip is a must—and view more photos—here!

November 6, 2014

For centuries, Paris has been considered the capital of the art world. From museums and galleries, to cinema and opera houses, artistic opportunities and performances abound in the City of Light.As a strong supporter of all aspects of French culture, the Paris French Studies Program allows students interested in the arts to enroll in courses at three partner intuitions, as a supplement to the IES Abroad offerings.Académie de la Croix NivertPainters and sculptors gravitate to the Académie de la Croix Nivert in the 15th arrondissement, a quiet neighborhood that has a long-standing tradition of...

November 3, 2014

We are proud to announce that we have joined the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad Initiative, aimed at doubling the number of U.S. students studying abroad over the next five years.As part of this initiative, IES Abroad will intensify efforts to provide greater access to study abroad and international internship opportunities for more U.S. undergraduate students, including first generation and other underrepresented students through on-campus engagement, parent engagement, scholarships, and social media.This new partnership strongly supports IES Abroad’...

October 31, 2014

When you’re on island time, anything goes! In this Blog Post of the Week, IES Abroad Galápagos Islands blogger Ella Fornari shares nine activities that make up a typical day on San Cristobal (hint: these friendly guys are included!). Read more about how she’s adjusting to a new tropical lifestyle here.

October 29, 2014

Every year, IES Abroad recognizes a study abroad professional with the Lifetime Achievement Award.We proudly presented this year’s award to Rhoda Borcherding, Director Emerita of Study Abroad at Pomona College, Claremont, CA.The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has served the study abroad field through significant professional and volunteer work. Recipients are leaders in the study abroad field whose careers have been distinguished by significant achievements and contributions. The awardee is chosen by IES Abroad’s Nominations Committee, composed of study...

October 29, 2014

Every year, IES Abroad recognizes a study abroad professional with the Professional Development Award.IES Abroad proudly presented this year’s award to Kristen Mallory, Director of Off-Campus Study at Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA, at IES Abroad’s Annual Conference, October 16 in Chicago.The Professional Development Award recognizes an education abroad professional who has made significant contributions to the field by creatively using resources to promote and support study abroad and provided leadership in the areas of program development and student services. The...

October 29, 2014

Every year, IES Abroad recognizes a study abroad professional with the Volunteer of the Year Award.This year, we proudly honored Rachel Cullenen Gould, Director of Study Abroad at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, at IES Abroad’s Annual Conference October 16.The Volunteer of the Year award recognizes an individual who has supported and strengthened the mission of the study abroad field through extraordinary volunteer efforts. Awardees are determined by their involvement in and leadership of the various organizations that serve the study abroad field, including IES Abroad and its various...

Pages