Studying abroad with IES Abroad helped you develop highly sought-after professional skills—adaptability, communication, self-awareness, confidence—that not only make you more hirable, but also help launch your career.
You packed your bags, studied abroad, had the experience of a lifetime, and headed home. Now what? What do you do with all of these experiences and newfound skills, tools, and contacts? You tell everyone!
I'm not sure I could have landed the high-profile jobs I've been lucky to have without studying abroad.
Kayla J. (Wagner College | Dublin Summer Internship)
Your Network Knows No Bounds
IES Abroad alumni live all over the globe and number over 130,000 and growing each year. We host alumni networking nights in cities around the U.S. to help you meet other alumni and reconnect with old friends. Visit our Upcoming Events page to see upcoming networking opportunities.
IES Abroad Alumni Advice on How to Go Back Abroad: Alexa Penton, a U.S. expat in China
Studying abroad in Beijing impacted Alexa Penton (IES Abroad Beijing | Spring 2014) so much that she returned to China after graduating from the University of Mississippi as a Resident Advisor at the IES Abroad Beijing Center. Currently, she is teaching English at a Chinese-French preschool, while pursuing her passion for writing and the arts. Alexa was also the first-ever IES Abroad Study Abroad Film Festival Winner in 2014 for her film East of Here, and was also an IES Abroad video blogger. Read our interview.
IES Abroad Alumni Advice on How to Go Back Abroad: Entrepreneur Preston Mohr
Preston Mohr (Paris | 2003-04) currently lives in Paris, France and is the Founder of Paris by the Glass. Preston shares his story of how studying and interning through IES Abroad inspired him to live and work in Paris. Preston recently became a French citizen and now holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and France. Read our interview.