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May 19 9:28am

13 Students' Perspectives on the Study Abroad Courses Now Offered Online

Post by IES Abroad

We asked our Ambassadors (alums of IES Abroad programs who love to share their experiences with prospective students) what they enjoyed most about the courses they took abroad to help inform you about your course options for IES Abroad's Virtual World DiscoverIES program.

May 3 7:03pm
London

Returning to the Other Side of the Pond

Post by Lexi Floom

There are not many words that can capture how much I cherished my time abroad and specifically my time in London. It is unfortunate that it had to come to an end so abruptly due to the global pandemic, but I truly believe I made the most of the time I had and wouldn't change it for anything.

May 3 7:02pm
London

Surprise, It's Carnivale!

Post by Lexi Floom

Carnivale: arguably the biggest party in Europe and definitely the biggest surprise I experienced during my entire time abroad. Carnivale is a celebration that happens before Lent and is a weekend, or sometimes week-long, party that happens in multiple countries around the world. Little did my friends and I know that we would get to experience it as some of the only Americans in the country of Malta. 

May 3 7:00pm
London

How to Dress to Impress when Abroad

Post by Lexi Floom

It's time to throw those sweatshirts and leggings to the side and start thinking about bumping up your style when you prepare to study abroad. With so many designer brands coming out of Europe, studying abroad in a European country means being surrounded by people who get up every day with the mindset of dressing to impress. Unlike universities in America, it is uncommon to see students in other countries rolling into class in their sweats with their hair in a tassel.

May 3 6:49pm
London

Flew to Paris for the Day

Post by Lexi Floom

It has always been on my bucketlist to fly to Paris for the day in a spur of the moment decision. There is something about the idea that seemed so glamorous and exciting when I saw it in movies growing up, but I always knew that wasn't feasible since all trips require planning. I knew when I went abroad I would go to Paris at some point, but I never thought I would actually get to live out my dream of a one way trip to Paris with no plan and no warning. Here's what happened: