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Make the World Your Classroom

At IES Abroad, we know study abroad. With over 50 years of experience collaborating on customized, faculty-led, and short term study abroad programs, we make it possible for you to create the perfect custom study abroad program for your students. So build your program from options that stretch as far as your imagination and let us lead the way. Whether you need high-level support and services or simply a framework and access to your network, it's up to you. After all, this is study abroad by design – designed by you.

Building on 65+ years of international education leadership, IES Abroad Customized Programs:
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Maintains on-the-ground IES Abroad Centers and staff in more than 30 cities, so your staff, faculty, and students are supported every step of the way, wherever they go.

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Allows you to create a program to your specifications. Whether you would like to build a program completely from scratch or need assistance with particular components of an existing program at your institution, we are here to support you and uphold your vision.

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Delivers a well-rounded experience for your students. From our flexible academic options to our extensive network of university, internship, service learning, and research partners, your students will learn in and outside of the classroom.

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Prioritizes your students’ and faculty’s health and safety while abroad. IES Abroad has set the standard for health and safety in study abroad.

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A Limitless Network of Possibilities

Take advantage of our reliable network of partner institutions, employers, and housing providers— ever-expanding to provide you with the best of what’s out there.

Our Partners
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Students can participate in courses and research at nearly 100 of our international partners, 20 of whom have recently been named to the Top 200 Universities in the World by the QS rating system.

Intern and Supervisors in Cape Town

Our professional network consists of 500+ vetted and trusted employers who provide students with substantive work experiences. For programs with a service learning component, we arrange volunteer opportunities from our network of NGOs, not-for- profits, and other organizations.

Students in Dorm Room in Freiburg


We typically offer three types of housing, all of which are vetted and inspected on-site by IES Abroad staff: residence halls, student apartments, or homestays.

Meet Our College Relations Managers
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Maureen Brady Coyle

Senior College Relations Manager

Email[email protected]

Region: Alaska ● Arizona ● California ● Hawaii ● Idaho ● Montana ● Nevada ● Ohio ● Oregon ● Utah ● Washington ● Wyoming

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Katherine Jacobs

Senior College Relations Manager

Email: [email protected]

Region: Connecticut ● Massachusetts ● Maine ● New Hampshire ● New Jersey ● New York ● Rhode Island ● Vermont

Plus: Canada

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Mary Bechtol

College Relations Manager

Email: [email protected]

Region: Illinois ● Indiana ● Iowa ● Kentucky ● Michigan ● Minnesota ● Missouri ● Wisconsin ● West Viriginia

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Nicole Granacki

College Relations Manager

Email: [email protected]

Region: Arkansas ● Colorado ● Kansas ● Louisiana ● North Dakota ● Nebraska ● New Mexico ● Oklahoma ● South Dakota ● Texas

 

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Kate Simmons

College Relations Manager

Email: [email protected]

Region: Alabama ● Delaware ● Florida ● Georgia ● Maryland ● Mississippi ● North Carolina ● Pennsylvania ● South Carolina ● Tennessee ● Virginia 

Plus: Puerto Rico ● U.S. Virgin Islands ● Washington, D.C.

We are grateful for the shared commitment to academic quality, seamless administrative procedures and thorough, caring student services. We use partners by college policy and choose IES Abroad due to our positive experiences. Thank you, IES Abroad!

Robin Craggs | Executive Director, International Programs | Occidental College