August 8, 2014

We are happy to announce that our Shanghai Center moved to a new location on July 1, 2014.The new location is in the New Harbor Service Apartments Building where our students live in downtown Shanghai. The IES Abroad Center holds our offices, student reception area, and a small library. The building also houses a health club, which is very convenient for our students.The Center is in close proximity to the People's Square, Nanjing Road–the main shopping street of Shanghai–and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, our new partner university for the Shanghai 21st Century China Program.

August 5, 2014

On July 10, 2014, IES Abroad Beijing faculty, students, and alumni were invited to attend a major event at the Great Hall of the People celebrating 35 years of US-PRC student exchanges.The program was a collaboration between Project Pengyou and the China Scholarship Council, and was held in conjunction with the fifth annual US-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE), a high level bilateral forum led by Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice Premier Liu Yandong for government and private practitioners to discuss strategic cooperation and deepen mutual understanding. IES Abroad...

July 28, 2014

As we in the northern hemisphere try to soak up what remains of summer, students studying in the southern hemisphere are already beginning their “spring” semesters abroad.Our Sydney student blogger, Brea Baker, just arrived in Sydney and has already made the most of her first week down under.Check out her photos and read about all the amazing things she has already done in this Blog Post of the Week.

July 23, 2014

We can’t keep it a secret anymore…we’re opening a new study abroad location in Nice, France starting Fall 2015!Set on the edge of the glittering Mediterranean Sea on the French Riviera, Nice beckons with its mild climate and clear skies. Whether you’re strolling along the famous palm-lined Promenade des Anglais to witness the sunset over the sea, or looking down from Colline du Chateau (Castle Hill) at the sweeping panorama of this breathtaking city, Nice will enchant you.Our new program will offer students the opportunity to take courses in disciplines...

July 23, 2014

The countdown has officially begun, with less than 10 days until the deadline for our first Study Abroad Film Festival! Today’s featured jury member is Franz Leithold. A writer, director, editor, and professor at IES Abroad Freiburg, Franz shares some recent accomplishments, advice, and a favorite documentary.Franz LeitholdWriter, Director & EditorIES Abroad Freiburg Faculty - Film StudiesQ: Which of your many film-related accomplishments do you feel the most proud of?A: In the past three years I made two films of significant length. The subject of one of them is Freiburg Cathedral...

July 18, 2014

Filmmakers, producers, directors, and cinematographers—aspiring or professional—we know you’re out there!If you studied on an IES Abroad program (since January 2011) and created a film (25 minutes or less), don’t miss your chance to enter our Study Abroad Film Festival. The deadline is Friday, August 1, and the winner will receive $1,000!Here are some ideas to get you thinking about your film, but don’t feel limited; we want you to create something distinctively you!Profile of a person or people who redefined the way you thinkExploration of a specific topic or...

July 18, 2014

When an eloquent and thoughtful student blogger shares not just his words but his original poetry, we know we’re in for something special. Read this excerpt written by Aleksandr Chandra before he departed for Delhi: I am from chimes, from Cheerios, and chimneys. I am from the colonial-style shutters that abut the windows. (Purple, warm, they smelled like lilac). I am from the rose bush the Magnolia Tree Whose pink petals burst every spring like bouts of inspiration. I’m from Christmas cards and Dutch uncles, From Michele and Prashant and Chandra. I’m from...

July 11, 2014

It's that time of year again: the semiannual IES Abroad Photo Contest! Spring and Summer 2014 students are invited to submit original photography by Friday, August 1 for a chance to win $200. Finalists will be selected in each of the following four categories: The Student Experience – Photo(s) should be of you and/or your IES Abroad classmates during your time abroad and should be taken in your host city.  Landscapes & Landmarks – Photo(s) should be of the local sites in your host city. For example, photos might be of landmarks, buildings, landscapes, or local...

July 11, 2014

Sometimes you don’t realize just how “at home” you feel until you leave—at least, that was the case for IES Abroad Amsterdam student blogger, Jessie Gray. After a whirlwind few weeks of travel, she started to feel homesick—not for Nebraska, but for Amsterdam. In this Blog Post of the Week, follow her journey through Berlin and London and back to Amsterdam, and you’ll understand how she has come to plant Dutch roots in just a short amount of time.

July 9, 2014

Meet Kadeem Fyffe (Milan, 2011), our July Alum of the Month! Kadeem is a 2013 University of Richmond alum whose semester with IES Abroad jumpstarted his career in fashion. Read on to learn how his time spent living and learning in the fashion capital of the world redefined him.IES Abroad: Why did you choose IES Abroad Milan?Kadeem Fyffe: When I first got to Richmond, I walked into Abby [Ward, Study Abroad & Program Manager]’s office and was like, “I’m going to go to Milan junior year,” and she said, “Come back and talk to me in two years.”I just thought...

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