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Submissions for the 2023 Film Festival are now open! We will continue accepting submissions until Monday, July 24. Don't miss your chance to share your story and win up to $1,500!

IES Abroad Student Stories on the Big Screen

We figured there's no one better to tell the story of study abroad than our phenomenal students, so in 2014 we launched our Study Abroad Film Festival (the first in the industry of its kind!), which asks students to capture the spirit of study abroad—both what it meant to them, and how it redefined their world.

Over the past six years, 500+ student films have put us on the edge of our seats, demonstrating the transformative power of study abroad and the creative abilities of IES Abroad students.

Experience the magic for yourself by watching the top films from previous years or by submitting your film to the 2023 Festival by the July 24 deadline.

Tell the World Your Story

Year after year we are awed by how thoughtful and talented our student filmmakers are. From poignant music videos to compelling documentaries, our students stop short of nothing to creatively depict their experiences from abroad. Ready to show us your take on study abroad?

Learn How to Submit Your Film