April 2, 2015

One of the best parts of studying abroad is getting to try new foods and finding great restaurants and cafés that will be remembered long after students return home.Marlowe Padilla (Sydney, Spring 2015) is more than impressed with the quality and variety of the different cuisines available at his doorstep—especially breakfast. Regarding brekkie, Marlowe says, “If breakfast isn’t your favorite meal, it will be if you ever travel to Australia…It’s almost something to look forward to when I go to bed at night.”In our Blog Post of the Week, Marlowe discusses...

April 1, 2015

During March, April, and May 2015, the IES Abroad-produced documentary, Stolica (2013), is being screened in several theaters in the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy, thanks to Lo Scrittoio, a not-for-profit film distribution and cultural association based in Milan. It will also be shown in Florence and in Rome.Stolica, (meaning “chair” in Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian) records the stories of women and men, old and young, who lived on different sides through the 1992-1995 war in Yugoslavia. It was directed by Elisabetta Lodoli, (who teaches Film Studies at IES Abroad Rome) and was...

March 31, 2015

Every day, people use the IESabroad hashtag (#IESabroad) in tons of wonderful photos on Instagram showcasing the multitude of amazing things in their host cities and on their weekend excursions. But we wondered, why should only we get to see them?With that in mind, we decided to compile some of our favorites from the past month that we feel demonstrate the incredible variety of experiences around the world. From the sobering Holocaust Memorial in Berlin to the radiant Shanghai skyline, check out these 10 Instagram pics to see for yourself how colorful, breathtaking, heart-racing, jaw-dropping...

March 27, 2015

For many IES Abroad students, a volunteer or service learning placement can be a very fulfilling part of their study abroad experience. Just ask Chandra Dickey, (Nantes, Spring 2015). In our Blog Post of the Week, Chandra explains how she chose—in a split-second decision—to study abroad in Nantes, France. She then discusses her recent volunteer placement at an organization where she tutors students from low-income families. Chandra writes about a long, fruitful conversation she had with one of her students, where they discussed politics, culture, and life in France and America,...

March 27, 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 March Ambassadors of the Month are Deborah Korzun, University of Rochester (Sydney - University of New South Wales, Spring 2013) and Delise Hampton, Howard University (Cape Town - University of Cape Town, Spring 2014).Deborah Korzun shares her study abroad experience with students at the University of Rochester by speaking with students at study...

March 26, 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.We are thrilled to announce our February Ambassadors of the Month: Emily Potts, Indiana University (Quito - Area Studies & Language, Spring 2013) and Mark Meiselbach, Tufts University (Study in Amsterdam, Spring 2014).Currently a graduate student at Indiana University, Emily Potts has proven her passion for study abroad by working as a Graduate...

March 20, 2015

Claire Vodicka’s (Beijing, Spring 2015) program started several weeks ago, but IES Abroad students living in BFSU's International Student Dormitory had been alone in the dorms—until now. With regular university classes starting, students from China and around the world are moving in.In our Blog Post of the Week, Claire explains the fun “speed dating” game that took place to break the ice between IES Abroad students and their Chinese roommates. Read Claire’s blog post and see her speed-dating pictures here. 

March 20, 2015

With more than 20 days of travel on course-related trips, the European Union Program is one of our more unique offerings.Based in Freiburg, Germany, this program focuses on economics, business, and international relations, and allows students to experience the culture and politics of more than 15 countries in Europe.Currently, our EU students are on an intense, nine-day, multi-country trip. While traveling, students will be meeting with politicians, policy makers, journalists, and lecturers to discuss local issues that can impact the entire European Union.Below is a glimpse of their upcoming...

March 17, 2015

After studying abroad and graduating in 2012, Jose Ramon Campos (Nantes, Spring 2011) worked for the French government in Grenoble to perfect his French skills. When his contract was up, he returned to the United States to start a business consulting firm, Dan & Camp Consulting. One year later, he’s opened up a French coffeehouse and bakery in San Antonio, Texas.Learn how studying abroad inspired Jose’s latest endeavor and brought him back to France to find the perfect bakers.IES Abroad: Why did you choose to study abroad in Nantes?Jose Ramon Campos: My goal was to learn...

March 17, 2015

We will be exhibiting at both the 2015 Forum Annual Conference (Booth #46) and the Diversity Abroad Conference later this month. Many IES Abroad staff members will be attending these events, including Executive staff, IES Internships, Customized Programs, College Relations, Diversity, and more. We invite you to stop by our booths in the exhibition halls to learn more about IES Abroad, our Diversity initiative, or to just say "hello." The following staff are presenting at the conferences: DIVERSITY ABROAD CONFERENCE MONDAY, MARCH 23 Pre-Conference Workshop Strategic...

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