Meet our Global Citizen of the Year Awardees who are changing the world through study abroad in their own unique ways—from living a zero-waste lifestyle to educating students in low-income communities.
IES Abroad Cape Town Customized Program | University of Miami
Breana took her passion for service from Florida to South Africa and back again. While studying abroad in Cape Town, Breana worked with SHAWCO Education to assist in the classroom with underprivileged students. What she learned there continues to influence her creative writing program with youth in Miami
Learn more of Breana’s experience using storytelling, poetry, and education to build cross-cultural bridges of understanding.
As a first-generation college student, Yesenia Ayala understands the barriers that many low-income students face when pursuing higher education.
While in Santiago, Yesenia 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.
"The Researcher" IES Abroad Vienna Williams College
I plan to continue to advocate for our youth around the world and teach them that with determination, effort, and compassion they can be anything despite all doubt that they have experienced in the past.
From Detroit to Madrid, Sydni followed her commitment to improve youth education around the world. Discover how her internship with the Social Services Center of Los Yébenes in Spain reinvigorated her passion – one which inspired us a student-focused, mission-driven, organization.