9 Students Study Abroad Through IES Abroad Employee Scholarship Fund

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Jill Kruidenier
August 22, 2014

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our staff is so passionate about making sure students can experience the life-changing adventure of a semester abroad that they donate their own hard-earned money towards the IES Abroad Employee Scholarship Fund.

As a result, a record nine need-based students were afforded the opportunity to study abroad in Spring 2014, using a total of $15,500 donated by U.S. and Center staff in the 2013-14 fiscal year.

Congratulations to the following students! Based on the quotes below, we think you’ll agree they had an unforgettable time abroad.


Delise Hampton
Howard University
IES Abroad Cape Town

“With traveling to South Africa, I have not only taken photos that will last a lifetime, but I have gained a way of understanding and appreciating different cultures through a new set of eyes.”


Elaine Kelly
University of Puget Sound
IES Abroad Milan

“It was truly a gift to have had such an adventure, and I am eternally grateful for the donations that made it all possible.”


Jeselyn Campos
Lynn University
IES Abroad European Union

“Many of the experiences and challenges I faced this semester gave me a clearer view of who I am, what I am capable of, and what I want in life.”


Savon Jackson
DePauw University
IES Abroad Delhi

“My time there not only allowed me to be immersed into the culture but also learn much about myself as well.”


Marissa Jones
Providence College
IES Abroad Madrid

“Learning Spanish and experiencing the Spanish culture have been dreams of mine for as long as I can remember, and thanks to the generous scholarship I received, my dreams came true.”


Tyler Gregory
University of Rochester
IES Abroad Amsterdam

“I can confidently say that, coming out of this experience, I am more myself than I have ever been, which is both a wonderful and powerful place to be.”


Carly Retzlaff
Gustavus Adolphus College
IES Abroad Christchurch

“All of these changes and things I learned about myself will help me to give future employers a great idea of who I am and what I have to offer. For that, I am forever grateful.”



Darden Adams
Austin College
IES Abroad Tokyo

  Andres Trujillo
Rice University
IES Abroad Vienna

Click here to learn more about scholarships available for students participating in IES Abroad programs. For more information on supporting scholarships for IES Abroad students visit www.IESabroad.org/giving.

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Jill Kruidenier

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