Resources for Before, During, and After Study Abroad

Check out our past virtual webinars, cultural events, and resources to learn more about the IES Abroad difference and how navigate life abroad before, during, and after you get there. 

As we continue to host virtual events, we will make recordings available on-demand below. Be sure to check back here for updates!

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Faculty & Advisor Resources

These resources are designed to help you feel informed and prepared before, during, and after your students’ study abroad or internship experience with us.

“I wouldn’t have traded this experience for anything.”
Amanda S. • University of Maryland - College Park • Vienna - European Society & Culture

Student Affairs Webinars

Our staff in the IES Abroad Dean of Students Office and other experts in the field discuss student health and safety, as well as how we help meet the unique needs of our students abroad.

a group of students pose for a photo at the Osu Kannon Buddhist temple in Nagoya

My Student Did What?! Managing Student Conduct Abroad

This webinar provides participants with the core tenets of managing student behavior while abroad, including basic student conduct philosophy, institutional differences in managing student conduct, due process, and setting expectations during COVID-19.

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Evaluating Student Health Insurance Policies for Study Abroad

Stephanie Rock, Associate Dean of Students at IES Abroad and Emily Davis, Account Executive at Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) discuss tools for evaluating international student health and evacuation insurance policies for students studying abroad.

a group of students pose for a photo while on a hike through New Zealand's coast

Neurodiversity Among College Students Studying Abroad

Dr. Matthew Rader, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students for IES Abroad, and Dr. Jeff Kulley, who has over 25 years of experience as a clinician and administrator in university counseling centers, discuss how to best assist neurodiverse students during predeparture as well as onsite in the study abroad environment.

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Assisting Students with Disabilities on Study Abroad Programs

During this presentation by Matthew Rader, Ed.D and Irene Scott, M.A. discuss how study abroad staff can make sure they are providing reasonable accommodations for study abroad students with disabilities.

O'Brien's Tower in the distance on a cliff

Navigating Visas Through COVID and Beyond

In this webinar, our Global Enrollment Management (GEM) team shares how IES Abroad is navigating the current climate of changing visa and entry requirements, providing insight into how these changes are impacting decisions about future programming.


Join our Centers abroad as they help us learn about and explore local culture.

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Tortilla Cooking Class

Pep Inglés, tortilla aficionado and IES Barcelona instructor, will take you step-by-step through the process of preparing this delicious dish, from peeling the potatoes to the art of flipping the omelette.

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Argentina's Wine Country... Malbec & Beyond

Learn about the main wine regions (Cuyo and Patagonia) and the different grapes of Argentina, including the iconic Malbec. This event will guide you through tasting of three wines: a Torrontes, a Bonarda and a Malbecs.

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Milanese Fashion Tips for a Post-COVID World

Personal stylist Angela Bianchi offers a crash course in fashion (Milanese style!) to learn some tips and tricks for cultivating a flattering professional image guaranteed to impress.

a group of students pose for a photo in front of a Berlin mural on the Berlin Wall

Berlin Pop Culture- From Music & Beyond

Drawing from our popular German Pop Culture class, this lecture provides and overview on topical phenomena and trends in German popular culture. It introduces and analyzes different formats and media, such as German rap music, cinema, TV-series, and theatre.

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The Infinite Story of Ancient Roman Marble

IES Abroad Rome Center Director and archeologist, Dott. Gianni Ponti, uses marble as a through line to explore the historical wonders of ancient and modern Rome. By taking examples from his personal excavation work as an archaeologist, Dott. Ponti will examine the path that marble takes from quarry to masterpiece.

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Contemporary Trends in Visual Marketing (Milan's Fashion Quadrangle)

Our Milan staff share a virtual tour of Milan's high-end shopping district and a discussion of visual merchandising strategies to help them identify the current visual merchandising trends employed by fashion and luxury brands.

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Paris's African & African American Roots: An Enriching Impact on Art and Culture

Paris would never be the Paris of today without the cultural influence and contributions of African and African-American visual artists, writers and musicians. Learn about the Goutte d’Or, just to the east of Montmartre, and its many and enduring ties with North and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Bike Amsterdam

Cycling is to Amsterdammers what caramel is to stroopwafels! Join the IES Abroad Amsterdam staff and two of our alumni to hear about whether cycling through Amsterdam might be for you! They discuss their semester abroad and share a short video showing some architectural highlights of the city.

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The Argentine Tango

Muriel Mahdjoubian Rebori explains the history of Tango, an extremely varied and social dance medium that is the pride and joy of Argentinian locals. For them, it is a way of life, an expression of their culture. It is a pure representation of their heritage and a symbol of the nation’s creativity, with hundreds of teachers, guides and festivals located around the country.

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