Developing an after-school English language learning program. Connecting artists across the world through music. Conducting significant scientific research.
There are a million avenues of change. What's yours?
Show us how you're changing the world through studying or interning abroad – be it through academic, philanthropic, or personal efforts – and what makes you our Global Citizen of the Year.
Applicants and award winners have the chance to share their story with a global audience of thinkers, leaders, and change agent within the IES Abroad global network of more than 145,000 alumni, university contacts, staff, and friends.
As a first-generation college student, Yesenia Ayala understands the barriers that many low-income students face when pursuing higher education.
While in Santiago, Ayala interned with Belén Educa, a Chilean non-profit organization that serves low-income communities by providing high-quality education to students. Learn more of Yesenia's personal experiences in the United States and abroad, as well as her plans for furthering her impact.