April 17, 2015

With field trips and classes, Quinn Doyle (Cape Town, Spring 2015) has had a busy few weeks, but she’s back and ready to share all of the great things she’s been up to!In our Blog Post of the Week, Quinn talks about her visit to Robben Island, which houses the notorious former prison that held Nelson Mandela and so many others who dared to speak out against apartheid. Now a museum, Quinn and her fellow IES Abroad students took a tour of the prison and also got to explore the rest of the island, which has a very interesting and troubling history.

April 16, 2015

Fans of French cinema—and international film in general—know the work of director Agnès Varda. Her first film, La Pointe Courte (1956), a groundbreaking, fictional documentary about a marriage falling apart, laid the groundwork for the experimental and stylish French New Wave movement of the late 1950s and 1960s.Our Paris French Studies Center recently honored Agnès by naming its largest classroom after her. In this room, students study French business practices, language, and, of course, film. So, it was very exciting for students and faculty of the Paris – Ville Cinema...

April 14, 2015

With more than 30 locations, we offer students the chance to study abroad in a number of unique and dynamic locations—and TripAdvisor agrees!Out of the 25 international locations that made TripAdvisor’s annual Travelers’ Choice Destinations for 2015, we offer study abroad programs in a whopping eight of them (and six of them are in the top 10)!IstanbulLondonRomeBuenos AiresParisCape TownBarcelonaSydneyTo honor these eight cities that were highlighted for their incomparable cultures and marvelous scenery, we’re sharing a list of must-visit neighborhoods, restaurants,...

April 14, 2015

From television to publishing, Lisa Sharkey (Madrid, Summer 1979) has spent her entire career in the business of storytelling. A two-time Emmy Award winner, Lisa spent 27 years in television journalism—from CBS to Inside Edition to Senior Producer at ABC’s Good Morning America—before taking on her current role as Senior Vice President and Director of Creative Development at HarperCollins Publishers, where she oversees the acquisition and publication of primarily high-profile, nonfiction books.Read on to see how Lisa’s study abroad experience has influenced her...

April 14, 2015

One of our oldest Centers, IES Abroad Nantes, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As part of the celebrations, the Center is hosting a reunion weekend on April 25-27 for alumni of our Study in Nantes Program.Lots of activities are packed in over the three days, but for alumni wanting to explore this beautiful French city, here is a list of some of our favorite things to do and see in Nantes.The Great Elephant and Les Machines de L’Ile – Designed in 2007 and housed in the warehouses of the former shipyards in Nantes, the Machines of the Isle were created by artists...

April 13, 2015

IES Internships, a department of IES Abroad, is pleased to announce the deadline extension for our full-time summer internship program in Chicago. The new deadline is Midnight, April 30th 2015. An IES Internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. There are only 10 IES Internship spots remaining, so don’t delay. Fill out your application here. All applicants must have the required status to lawfully work in the United States prior to...

April 10, 2015

Northern Ireland over spring break? It’s easy to do when you’re studying abroad in Dublin. When Margaret Anderle’s (Dublin, Spring 2015) dad came to visit, the two left Dublin, heading north to explore the cities, towns, and beautiful coastline and countryside of both Northern Ireland and the bordering region of the Republic of Ireland.In our Blog Post of the Week, Maragaret and her dad covered hundreds of miles in the region, and got to explore (among other places) Giant’s Causeway, County Sligo, and Belfast. They also took a hike up to a waterfall that inspired the W...

April 7, 2015

We are pleased to announce some new scholarship options that are now available to your students, as well as let you know about program application deadline extensions coming up soon. NEW SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR NEW PROGRAMS New scholarships for $5,000 are now available for students who attend Consortium schools and who apply/have applied to study for a fall or academic year in any of the following programs:  Dublin - Entrepreneurship & Technology Dublin - Writer's Program Nice - French Studies & Business on the Riviera Nice Direct Enrollment - SKEMA: Science,...

April 2, 2015

We are pleased to announce that, at the Forum on Education Abroad Conference in New Orleans last week, our very own Dr. Michael Steinberg (Executive Vice President for Academic Programs for IES Abroad), received the Forum on Education Abroad’s prestigious Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award for his unrelenting commitment and numerous contributions to the field of study abroad.The Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award was established to honor a Forum member who effectively influences institutions of higher education to support education abroad through the spreading of the Forum’s stated...

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...

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