Resources for Being You Abroad

Being the first person in your family to go to college is an honor and we are already so proud of you for making that first step. At IES Abroad, we realize that studying or interning abroad is not just a journey and a new experience for you, but for your family as well. We know that you might not have done any of this before, so we have compiled resources on studying abroad to help prepare you and support you along the way. 

Browse a collection of IES Abroad and other website's resources specific to the first-generation experience.

At IES Abroad, we're here to help. If you have any questions about your identity abroad, please contact our Diversity Relations Department by emailing us at or by calling 800.995.2300. Know of another resource we should add? Let us know!

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“I know my parents are supportive, I just know they would have never dreamed of this. Their dreams are a little different and I know they are living through me, but coming here just motivates me, even more, to give them the world.”
Raisa H. • University of the Pacific • Barcelona – Liberal Arts & Business

Browse More Identity Resources

Just as each study abroad experience is unique, each location offers a different adventure. So we've made sure to compile diversity resources specific to your host city and country. 

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students attend an LGBT parade