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We reviewed powerful and inspiring submissions from amazing students who studied abroad or interned with us this past year, but only one was named the 2018 Global Citizen of the Year.

Are you ready to fall head over heels for study abroad?

We are proud to congratulate 61 IES Abroad students who have received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for the 2018-19 Academic Year.

Studying abroad provides a great opportunity to reinvent yourself. Our Ambassadors tell us how they explored their senses of fashion while abroad.

After studying abroad in Christchurch, New Zealand, Mallory Rotondo (IES Abroad Christchurch, Spring 2014 | Purdue University) went on to become an early intervention speech-language pathologist. Read on to hear how this IES Abroad Scholarship recipient’s study abroad experience gave her the skills necessary to be a more understanding clinician.

Jeff Rosenthal (IES Abroad Madrid, Spring 1982), had an unforgettable experience studying abroad in Madrid, thanks in part to his warmhearted homestay mom, Señora Carmen. Jeff shares, in his own words, how he returned to Madrid to find his homestay residence was still the home he cherished and remembered.

At IES Abroad, we believe that every black student going abroad, past or present, is making black history abroad.

Karen Taylor (IES Abroad Nantes 1976-77) developed a love of French from a young age, due to the encouragement of her mother. From studying French in school, to studying abroad, to falling in love, to raising her children—French has played a central role in Karen’s life. Read on to discover what inspired Karen to embark on a second career in teaching.

We're proud of our faculty at each of our locations around the world, and we can’t help but get excited when they receive prestigious awards. 

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.

While studying abroad in Granada, Spain, Grant Carney (IES Abroad Granada, Spring 2014 | Kenyon College) immersed himself in the Spanish language and gained confidence in his speaking abilities. Read on to learn how this William E. and Mary M. Dwyer Endowed Scholarship recipient’s study abroad experience helped prepare him for the professional world.

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