Check out how studying abroad takes the 10 most common New Year's resolutions up a notch.
1. Get in Shape
Trade in the treadmill for hiking Cape Town's Table Mountain, surfing at Sydney's Bondi Beach, or walking countless miles around Rome.
2. Get an Awesome Job
Did you know that 97% of IES Abroad alumni secured a job within one year after graduating? That's compared to the college average of 49%. Whoa, is right. Add global brilliance to your résumé with a full-time or part-time internship abroad.
3. Eat Better
4. Travel More
The thing is, when you study abroad with us, you're not just studying at a university abroad. Our courses, course-related trips, and field trips are designed to help you take advantage of the city, country, and region where you're living. An extra bonus: many of these are included in your program cost.
5. Spend Less Money
Hello, more than $5 million in financial aid and study abroad scholarships. Need we say more?
6. Learn a New Language
Everyone knows there’s no better way to learn a language than by immersing yourself in it. Whether it’s through one of our intensive language programs or by just chatting with your host siblings—you’ll learn a new language the right way. By living it.
7. Relax More
When you study abroad you’re living in the moment, not worrying about the past or future, and soaking up every second. You learn to truly let loose and ride the waves of adventure. And, if you get to do this strolling along the streets of Spain or in the mountains of New Zealand, well, that doesn’t hurt either!
8. Spend More Time with Family
It’s true that you’re away from your actual family when you study abroad, but after sharing meals, laughs, cultural lessons, grammar tips, and a home for four months, your host family will also feel like kin to you.
9. Learn Something New
Want to learn about theater performance in Dublin? The politics of wine and food in Siena? Comparative models of public health in London and Jamaica? Or how about marine conservation in the Galápagos Islands? Wherever you choose to study abroad, the amount of things you’ll learn inside and outside the classroom will astound you.
10. Give Back to the Community
Our mission is to foster interculturally competent and compassionate leaders. That’s why we offer you the opportunity to serve at local organizations through service learning projects and internship placements, because we know how much there is to gain when you choose to give!
Explore our 140 study abroad programs and make next year your best year yet when you study abroad.