Cherishing Moms Across the Continents

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Behind many great study abroad adventures are maternal figures making it possible—Moms, host moms, grandmoms, the friend you call mom...you name it.

Today, we honor them with extra gratitude! Join in on the mom-umental celebration with these three student pieces dedicated to mom figures.

Host mom singing and playing guitar. Video play button overlays the image to indicate it's clickable.

Think you know what a host mom is like? Think again. Soy Fanny, a student film by Andie Ayala, captures this host mom's essence as a cool, loving, and free-spirited Spanish woman. (Looking for a translation? Click the closed caption icon for subtitles!)

Smiling, selfie-style photo of student Correspondent, Katherine Ram.

Student Correspondent Katherine Ram (IES Abroad Santiago) gave us all the feels in this letter to Mom from abroad. "Funny how moving this far away from you has put into perspective your strength as a woman, a professional, and of course, a mom." Queue the waterworks!

Rabat host mom outside, smiling, wearing sunglasses and a scarf. Video play button overlays the image to indicate it's clickable.

For many students, host families become family. Phillip Bates' connection with his host mom was no exception. Witness their bond in Phillip's Film Festival-winning music video, which stars his host mom and pays tribute to her late father.

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