Who We Are

Continents, 20 Countries
81 Cities, 639 Programs,
Students' lives changed!
of FY23 students identified as underrepresented students.
of all donated contributions go directly to IES Abroad scholarship students.
$6 Million
in scholarships and aid awarded annually.

IES Abroad Impact

Since 1980, IES Abroad has awarded $69,734,000 in scholarships and aid to 41,136 students!

“My study abroad semester was the quintessential highlight of my college experience. Especially as someone who missed so many extracurricular activities during the pandemic, studying abroad made me optimistic for the future again and reinvigorated a sense of wonder and awe that had been lost. Thank you so much for helping me realize a dream I thought was lost forever. My experience will be something told for generations in my family thanks to the generous support and my ability to truly take advantage of the time I had.”
Zachary B., IES Salamanca, Fall 2022

IES Abroad Scholarship and Aid Student Demographics

Total number of students who recieved scholarships
Underrepresented Students
Pell Grant Receipient Students
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First Generation Students
Jordan B. IES Abroad Milan

Jordan S., IES Abroad Milan, Fall 2022

Studying abroad in Milan, Italy has influenced my knowledge of other cultures and foreign places. Personally, I was able to expand my horizons and gain confidence in maneuvering throughout the world. Academically, I was challenged to grasp Italian teaching style and apply the skills learned to my academic work. My IES Abroad scholarship has given me the opportunity to walk during Milan Fashion Week, build amazing connections, work abroad, as well as challenge myself academically in a new learning environment. 


The Case for Study Abroad

Study Abroad Boosts:

College GPA
College Completion
Postgraduate career sucess

Study Abroad Documented:

As a primary support for
low-income college student
persistence and graduation

IES Abroad:

93% of alumni were employed
within six months of graduation,
with a starting salary of $6,000 over
the undergraduate average