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The 2015 Study Abroad Film Festival, which ran from October 2014-September 2015, was open to IES Abroad students and alumni who studied abroad any time between January 2012 and June 2015.

Like last year, the prompt asked students to capture the essence of study abroad in 25 minutes or less. For the second year in a row we were captivated, inspired, and moved by their personal interpretations of the study abroad experience. 

From 45 submissions, to 19 semi-finalists- only 3 jury selected films went live for public vote on our Facebook page. After over 1,000 votes, the award of Study Abroad Film Festival 2015 Winner went to It's Okay by Kyle Rodriguez.






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Kyle Rodriguez

It's Okay

“Studying abroad is a strange and specific time that comes with a lot of expectations. We talk about the life changing time we had and how different we feel when we reach its end."

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Bringing Light to Egoli

Larisa Manescu • University of Texas – at Austin • Cape Town, Spring 2015

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Abroad Sweet Abroad

Adrienne Picciotto • Mount Holyoke College • Rome, Spring 2015


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A Day in Rome

Lichun (Lisa) Chang • Rome, Fall 2014

Headbanging Around Europe

Andrew Brummer • Barcelona, Fall 2014

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A Semester in China: Shanghai 2015

Shea Parikh • Shanghai, Spring 2015

Rio de Janeiro Semester Abroad

Tim Fisher • Rio de Janeiro, Spring 2015

Abbey Road – It’s Just a Road

Marialyse Martiney • London, Spring 2015

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So It Goes

Kimberly Webber • European Union, Spring 2015

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Be Cool – Berlin

Hannah Ayasse & Julia Lesser • Berlin, Spring 2015

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Thank You Australia

Marlowe Padilla • Sydney, Spring 2015

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Hannah Kaminsky • Rome, Spring 2015

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The ABC’s of Study Abroad

Saphir Shemesh • Vienna, Spring 2015

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Dear Delhi

Elisa Barton • Delhi, Spring 2015

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The Bravest Measure

Elisabeth Hawthorne • Rome, Academic Year 2014-2015

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Die Sprache der Steine

Jonathan Ho & Cole Graham • Berlin, Spring 2015

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Tomado 4: El Toma

Joe LoCascio & TJ Patrias • Barcelona, Spring 2015

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Eliza – Official Trailer (2015)

Philip Chen • Vienna, Spring 2015

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The Rich Life of Robert Dawson

Adam Wallace • Rome, Spring 2015

“I am so thankful for the challenges I have encountered while studying abroad, for I know that I am capable of the uncertainties that life can throw.”
Marlowe P. • Ithaca College • Sydney Direct Enrollment – University Of Sydney

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