We're excited to announce that we've received an Indiana University Bicentennial Medal for our leadership in the field of study abroad! We’ve partnered with Indiana University for nearly 25 years to provide students with incredible study abroad experiences. During that time, we've sent 6,600+ Hoosiers abroad and awarded them more than $7.5 million in scholarships and aid.
Michael McRobbie, the President of Indiana University, awarded the Medal to IES Abroad President & CEO Dr. Mary Dwyer:
"This honor, bestowed during Indiana University’s 200th anniversary year, is being awarded to organizations and individuals who through their personal, professional, artistic, or philanthropic efforts, have broadened the reach of Indiana University around the state, nation, and world.
In recognition of the outstanding leadership of IES Abroad in the field of international education and exchange, I am very pleased to bestow the Bicentennial Medal upon you. The medal itself is unique, made from materials salvaged from bells which hung in the Student Building on the IU Bloomington campus for almost 100 years. Please accept this lasting piece of IU history with our utmost gratitude for your longstanding friendship and support of the university."
We are so grateful for recognition like this, and we recognize that it's the amazing feedback and ‘study abroad changed my life’ stories (read a couple below) from Indiana University students that got us here!