Notice a coolness in the air? 🍂Yep, the seasons are changing. And whether you're craving some newness or fully over the unpredictability of this year, fall unites us in one major way: a call to take action in our communities.
IES Abroad students use their talents, interests, and voices every day to shape their world abroad—but even if you haven't gone abroad yet (your time is coming!) we still encourage you to use your voice 💬 from your dining room table, your college dorm, or wherever you are—and participate in the 2020 United States Presidential Election! 🗳️️
Sixty days before the election seems like a lot, but everyone who's studied abroad knows how fast two months flies by. For now, just trust us on it!
- This month is a great time to make sure you know how to vote, where to vote, and if you're already registered before voter registration deadlines pass. Considering mail-in voting? Make sure you know what to do to make your vote count.
- In October, take your global citizenship a step further by applying to be a paid poll worker in your city. The United States is facing a record shortage of poll workers this year due to COVID-19, which could result in the loss of many polling places.
- And in the meantime, get to know your candidates and plan out your ballot, because there's way more than just a president on this ticket.
Now that you're on track to make your voice heard 🗣️ ️from the comfort of your home, let's switch gears and start imagining the myriad ways you'll do that abroad! ✈️ From singing to poetry to debate, the sky is the limit for how our students choose to get vocal (sometimes quite literally!) about what matters most to them