Giving Tuesday for IES Abroad

Thank You for Continuing to Celebrate Study Abroad

On November 30, 2021, the IES Abroad international community of alumni and friends joined Giving Tuesday’s celebration of giving by opening the door to an international education for future IES Abroad scholarship students!

The day began with news of a generous match gift challenge and was followed by a Live from Abroad virtual event, featuring current IES Abroad scholarship students studying in Dublin, Madrid, Milan and Nantes. These students’ areas of study ranged from engineering to fashion design. All shared stories of their travels, growth moments, and new friends, as well as moving accounts of how study abroad has changed their lives:

"My scholarship has helped me realize that if you look for help you will find it, and to stick to your dreams, make sure they become a reality. I have learned that you have to be thankful, but never forget where you came from. Opportunities like these really change your life in the most positive ways." (Jose • Milan)

In case you missed it, we invite you to view the recording of this event, available now on our IES Alumni YouTube Channel.

Our scholarship student event was just the beginning of our Giving Tuesday donation celebration, which resulted in achieving the match gift challenge early in the afternoon, and more than doubling our original goal, with $40,000 in new gifts for student scholarships by end of day!

Together, we have provided a bright start to a New Year for a new class of scholarship students who will soon embark on journeys filled with opportunity, friendships, and a new sense of purpose at the global level. Let the celebration continue and thank you again!

Join Us on November 30 to Provide Scholarships for Students with Financial Need

IES Abroad and our future students need you! Never before has Giving Tuesday been more important as the world reopens. This year you can play a part in continuing IES Abroad’s life-changing legacy for future students. Your gift of will help IES Abroad provide scholarships to students with financial need and continue the IES Abroad mission!

This Giving Tuesday, IES Abroad invites you to give a life-changing gift to a student who, like you during your college years, awaits their opportunity for discovery and purpose at the global level. 

IES Abroad has set a goal to raise $20,000 in just 24 hours—It’ll be a group effort to get there, but the impact your donations will have will be life-changing.

As the need for world understanding grows, so does our vital mission to educate the next generation of global leaders. By joining the movement, you're helping to open the door to an international education and future career success for talented students with financial need.  Watch our "Scholarship Impact" video to hear first account student experiences and how study abroad has made a difference in their lives. Thank you for making study abroad a reality for more students!

Want to get more involved? Spread the word for this #GivingTuesday to family and friends.

Giving Tuesday Global Livestream

Are you curious as to what our current students have been up to while abroad? Join us on November 30th at 10:00 AM CT for a livestream event featuring a panel of IES Scholarship students who are currently studying in Dublin, Milan, Nantes and Madrid. Submit your questions now on Facebook! Check back here on Giving Tuesday to watch the live event!

What is #GivingTuesday?

A Global Generosity Movement

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

We have a day to give thanks, and two days for getting deals. Started in 2012, #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to charitable giving. Celebrate the power of study abroad to change the world, and join us on December 1st by making a gift in support of IES Abroad Scholarships. Make your gift here.

Questions? Contact the IES Abroad Advancement Office at or call 312.944.1750,