The Latest from South Africa

Aug 17 9:00am
Cape Town

Fireside Chat with Fascinating Faculty: IES Abroad Cape Town’s David Reiersgord on Mandela Day and the Influence of the Rainbow Nation

Post by IES Abroad

In this installment of Fireside Chats with Fascinating Faculty, part of the IES Abroad Global Leadership SerIES, David Reiersgord, Center Director of IES Abroad Cape Town, and Hernando Sevilla-Garcia, Senior Diversity Relations Manager at IES Abroad, connect for this Fireside Chat focused on Mandela Day. Nelson Mandela International Day, celebrated annually on July 18th on Nelson Mandela’s birthday, honors the legacy of his dedication to community and social justice. David and Hernando join in exploration of identity, race, and global leadership to promote a culture of growth and innovation.

Aug 26 9:58pm
Cape Town

IES Abroad 2020 Correspondent of the Year Interview

IES Abroad: Since your semester ended (virtually speaking), what have you been up to? And what are your plans for fall and moving forward?

May 19 9:28am

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

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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.

Apr 27 5:25pm
Cape Town

Overcoming the White Noise: Why You Should Study Abroad

“When I was abroad…” “*Insert city of your choosing* is my favorite place on earth.” “Ohhhhh, did you go abroad?” “I couldn’t tell from your Instagram!” Do these lines sound familiar? These are all the sounds of the white noise that surrounds the study abroad experience, and I’m sure you have heard or even participated in making that noise. Rather, this is simply to encourage you to overcome it. I challenge you to, instead, think about why you should/want to/might/do/have study(ied) abroad.

Apr 25 12:07pm
Cape Town

Crossing the T in Study Abroad

As a result of the unprecedented nature of the times amidst the coronavirus pandemic, I and many other study abroad students across the world were called back to their home countries. Having to leave my study abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa two months early meant that I didn’t have the opportunity to fulfill these goals and realize these intentions completely. Yet, while I may not be sitting in a classroom in South Africa, surrounded by South African students, it is still possible to learn about South Africa from afar.