Eliza Leland

Senior College Relations Manager, Internship Programming
IES Abroad

Eliza is a Senior College Relations Manager and Program Advisor for IES Internships, a division of IES Abroad. In this role, Eliza serves as an advisor for students interning in Paris and she also previously advised for Cape Town and Berlin as well. She also works as a College Relations Manager with schools in Iowa, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Eliza also manages the Internship Programming College Relations team.

Eliza graduated from Clemson University and then received a Masters in International Education from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She has previously worked at College of Charleston before joining IES Abroad in 2016. Eliza has a passion for the field of international education ever since she studied abroad in Paris and then interned abroad in London. Having interned abroad herself, she was inspired to help others intern abroad as well, after seeing the lasting impact her international internship had on her career trajectory.

Read below to find out a bit more about Eliza:

Where have you studied or lived abroad?

I studied abroad for a semester in Paris. I also lived in London while completing an international internship for 6 months. I also try to travel abroad whenever I can, which has allowed me to see over 15 countries!

What is your favorite place you've traveled and why?

Well, London is my favorite city that I've ever been, but I lived there. For traveling: Portugal-the food, the people, the scenery-like nothing I've ever seen! The south of Portugal is truly paradise. I look forward to returning (to both London and Portugal)!

What is the one item you can't travel without?

I wish I could say it wasn't my phone, but it is. Mainly because I use my phone as my camera (until I can get a better camera)!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Read World War II books, find the trendiest rooftops in Chicago, go to yoga sculpt classes with my colleagues, travel!!!, and spend time with my two nieces (who are 5 and 1)!

Tell us one thing people probably don't know about you.

My dad is a commercial shrimp boat captain, so if you ever need instructions on how to go shrimping, I can help!

In London in front of the Tower Bridge!