3 Study Abroad Events to Brighten Up Your Week

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It's officially spring (!), and it has us feeling some type of way with summer and fall study abroad just around the corner 🙌

Whether you're planning to study abroad with us this summer or fall (or even next year!), hoping to hear from students who've been there, or looking to learn a bit more about our Centers and staff, bring some study abroad awesomeness into your life this week with these upcoming virtual events from IES Abroad BarcelonaIES Abroad London, and our Diversity Relations team

Tuesday, March 23 | 1:30 P.M. CT

DiscoverIES: Barcelona and Spain in An Hour

Do you have an hour to learn more about what makes IES Abroad Barcelona such a magical place? Whether you’re a future student looking to study for a semester, or you’re just dreaming of getting away, learn more from our local Barcelona staff about this dynamic city and country through their geography, culture, gastronomy and history. This live event will feature a bit of trivia, time for Q&A, and will be recorded. Join us and we’ll make some memorIES (sorry, we just can’t help ourselves)!


  • Olga Sanchez (pictured), IES Abroad Barcelona
  • Alex Walker, IES Abroad Barcelona
  • Martin Garcia, IES Abroad College Relations Manager

Wednesday, March 24 | 1 P.M. CT

Life After IES Abroad: Alum Perspectives

Join Diversity Abroad and IES Abroad for a webinar that elevates the voices of students of diverse identities as they share how their global experiences contributed to their professional and academic endeavors after study abroad.

IES Abroad Senior Diversity Relations Manager Hernando Sevilla-Garcia will host a virtual dialogue focused on leveraging study abroad as a career accelerator and value-add for graduate school admission. Learn from a distinguished IES Abroad alum student panel on topics that include how to:

  • Embed international academic programs on your résumé
  • Discuss the value of study abroad during job interviews
  • Cultivate a powerful study abroad alum network in the years ahead

Thursday, March 25 | 12 P.M. CT

Fireside Chat with IES Abroad London Professor David Neita

During a time when global public health, the pandemic, and racial equity are hot topics globally, Gretchen Cook-Anderson sits down, virtually, with Professor David Neita of IES Abroad's London Health Practice & Policy program for a critical conversation that links each with study abroad. Neita's course, Social Welfare Policy in the United Kingdom and Jamaica: A Community-Based Learning Perspective & Practicum, guides students through complex questions addressing how we define and measure living standards from one country to another and how race, ethnicity, gender, age and disability influence public health and other needs of the UK population and the world population more broadly.  Gretchen will also talk with Prof. Neita about his February meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on racial and religious inequities inherent in aspects of the the UK's vaccine rollout.

Craving more? Check out our Zoom Around the World virtual info session series! The next one is on April 1st and is all about the blooper moments of study abroad.

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