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With more than 130,000 IES Abroad alumni in the U.S. and around the world, you are part of an incredibly active, dynamic, successful, and engaged community. Stay connected with experience abroad and fellow alumni wherever life takes you next.

Alumni Spotlight

Meet Elizabeth Weight (IES Abroad Nantes, Fall 1987 & IES Abroad Paris, Spring 1988 | Connecticut College), Regional Drought Information Coordinator at NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. An adventurous spirit led Elizabeth abroad for a gap year before she began Connecticut College, and sparked her curiosity for more study abroad her junior year with IES Abroad in France. Read our interview to learn about Elizabeth’s fascinating career in agricultural water management working in developing countries around the world.

Also, check out all of our Alum of the Month profiles to see real examples of how study abroad changed the lives and careers of our former students.

Help Increase Access to Study Abroad

Our goal is simple: to make the life-changing benefits that come from studying and interning abroad accessible to as many students as possible. No one should be denied an abroad experience due to financial limitations. This is why we commit $5 million to our financial aid programs each year.

But we can't do this alone. With your gift today, join us in educating the next generation of global leaders. 100% of every donation goes directly to scholarships for students with financial need, helping them to pay for airfare, cultural excursions, academic tuition and more. Visit to make your gift today or mail your check to: IES Abroad, 33 W. Monroe, Suite 2300, Chicago, IL 60603. Thank you!

Expand Your Network at Our Alumni Events

The IES Abroad Network now numbers over 130,000 people worldwide! Whether you’re looking to expand your professional network or reconnect with old friends, IES Abroad offers numerous ways to get involved.

Interested in Planning a Reunion?

An alumni event is a great way to kick-off a class reunion and we can help! To request your class list, please email [email protected]

The Alumni Exchange

Stay current with IES Abroad and our network of more than 130,000 alumni, by reading the Exchange alumni newsletter online and in print. Update your contact information to make sure you receive it monthly to your inbox, and our annual print edition.

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Your Grades, Records, and Transcripts

Alumni can order additional official transcripts (electronic or paper) for a small fee. IES Abroad does not issue unofficial transcripts.