Karen van Es and David Main never could have predicted what the spring of 1969 would hold when they chose to study abroad on the IES Abroad Madrid program. Read on to discover how their time in Spain affected their lives, and how their paths crossed again many years later, eventually leading to their marriage.
We did it, folks! IES Abroad has once again been recognized for its academic and culturally immersive (and, of course, fun!) study abroad programs, being named the Overall Top Study Abroad Provider in the first-ever Go Overseas Community Choice Awards for Study Abroad.
We enjoy a bit of friendly competition every now and then, so when our 2018 Fall semester students participated in our first-ever virtual, live debate tournament between IES Abroad Centers, we were very excited!
While studying abroad in Paris, Mike Mentz (IES Abroad Paris French Studies, Fall 2004 | Wake Forest University) found inspiration for his songwriting in every moment—from street sweepers to conversations with his host family. Read on to discover how studying abroad helped Mike prepare for his career as a globetrotting singer and songwriter, and what he hopes listeners take away from his music.