A California native, Anna McCloskey lives in Chicago where she works as Marketing Manager at IES Abroad, where her primary responsibilities include website content, search engine optimization (SEO), email marketing, advertising, and student voice. Anna is also an IES Abroad alumna, having studied abroad in Granada, Spain during her undergraduate years at Lake Forest College. Anna holds a Master’s in International Education Management with a focus in education for development from the Middlebury Institute of International studies at Monterey.
Read below to find out a bit more about Anna:
Where have you studied or lived abroad?
Granada, Spain with IES Abroad
What is your favorite place you've traveled and why?
That is so challenging! Probably Vienna, Austria. I loved the architecture, the people, the food, the weather, the public transportation...all of it.
What is the one item you can't travel without?
My travel journal. I got it as a gift before studying abroad, and have since taken it with me on every major trip. It's the perfect journal to document travels as it prompts you to save memories, restaurants, hotels, activities, shops, and more. It comes in handy every time a friend or colleague asks me what I recommend in a location I've visited.
Best piece of advice you've ever received?
Be kind. It's seemingly simple but can have a profound impact.