Resources for Being You Abroad

Studying abroad is not only a life-changing experience, but it can often be a spiritual one. Some students have used their abroad experience to discover not only the world around them but to explore aspects of their faith and spirituality as well. IES Abroad welcomes students from all faiths and religions, and like other aspects of the study abroad journey, encourage you to explore and delve deep into the culture around you. Whether you want to find out how people in your host city practice your faith, or if you want to explore a brand new religion, IES Abroad is with you every step of the way. 

As you pray, as you worship, as you meditate—in all the ways you choose to demonstrate your faith and your spirituality, IES Abroad wants to make sure that you have all of the resources you need. That's why we have compiled a variety of resources on worship and religion 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 religious and spiritual student 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!

“Things are different for me here as far as religion goes, but I am thankful for all of my experiences here, whether they are shared with people of the same faith, a different faith, or of no faith at all. May religious differences never keep us from being kind and loving to those around us. ”
Sam H. • Wofford College • Freiburg – Language & Area Studies

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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