Introducing New IES Abroad Programs for 2024-25!

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The World is Calling and it Wants You to Check Out These New Incredible Programs!

Here at IES Abroad, we pride ourselves on providing amazing cultural and academic experiences of the highest standards. We listen to what our schools and students need, and we tailor our new programs with that feedback in mind. Drumroll please... See all of our new programs and enhancements for 2024-25 below.

You can also see all of this information in our 2024-25 digital catalogs which include 90% student-generated photos (yes, you read that correctly!) and other fun details. 

🧪This One's For You, STEM Students: New Engineering Programs For Spring 2024

We’re welcoming three new programs designed in partnership with our Engineering Consortium and the Engineering/STEM student in mind.  With a curriculum and program events that will interest future engineers and scientists, these programs maintain academic rigor and the course -progression needed for timely graduation.  In addition to taking courses at a local university, students will also enroll in the Global Pillars Course “Designing the Sustainable City” hosted at their IES Abroad Center.  The new programs include: 


1.Barcelona - Engineering 

Students will register for two Engineering courses at Universitat Ramon Llull (URL) where they can explore options from the IQS School of Engineering, offering courses in chemical engineering, industrial engineering, bioengineering, and more, as well as the La Salle School of Engineering & Architecture. 

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Cape Town

2. Cape Town - Engineering & Science 

Students will register for two to four courses (with particular focus on Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical Engineering) at South Africa's leading research university, the University of Cape Town (UCT).  For the pilot semester only (Spring 2024), a five student maximum will be allowed per discipline.   

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3. Dublin - Engineering 

Students will register for two STEM courses at Dublin City University (DCU), with particular focus on Electrical and Computer Engineering. DCU, one of the world’s leading Young Universities (universities that are 50 years old or younger), boasts a number of research centers that collaborate with universities both in Ireland and internationally, and has a student population of 19,000 from more than 55 countries.  

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These New Fall 2024 Programs Have Soul

1. London - Business

Mirroring the demand for and design of our Barcelona - Liberal Arts & Business program, this program  leverages everything London has to offer. Students will have the opportunity to enroll in IES Abroad classes in Business, Finance, Management, and Entrepreneurship from highly qualified business faculty; take business classes at a local partner university, and participate in a part-time, business-related internship. 

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2. Seoul Direct Enrollment - Korea University 

This new program offers full-time enrollment at Korea University (KU)—a prestigious, private research university in Seoul. Students will have access to courses taught in English and Korean, including  Business, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences, and Korean Studies. In addition, intensive Korean-language courses at different levels from beginner to advanced are available.   

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Collage of Fall New Programs

🌎When the World is Your Classroom: Our "Designing the Sustainable City" Course

As part of our Global Good Commitment we continue to roll out our Global Pillars Courses, including "Designing the Sustainable City" to more of our locations. 

The course was piloted at three Centers (Barcelona, London, Milan) with 16 students in Spring 2022. Given the success and importance of the course, we've expanded the course to even more Centers so that more students can benefit from the meaningful coursework.  

Starting in Fall 2023, our unique ES/SO360 Designing the Sustainable City course, which is currently offered in Barcelona, Berlin, Cape Town, Granada, London, Madrid, Milan, Nice, Santiago, Tokyo, and Vienna, will also be offered in Bueno Aires and Quito, followed by Amsterdam, Dublin, Freiburg, and Paris in Spring 2024.

As part of the course, students are asked to identify the most pressing sustainability issues in their host city. Working in small teams and conducting hands-on field research, they offer solutions to the issues they have identified at the local level, taking into account the environmental, historical and social characteristics of their host city. 

Beyond the classroom, students gain firsthand experience in the field including: 

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Problem Solving Skills
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Network with Professionals in the Field
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A Deeper Understanding of Sustainability Issues
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Students Have a Chance to Present for Professionals
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Learn Best Practices for Data Collection and Analysis
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Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Cultural Learning


Noteworthy Changes to Some of Our Existing Programs

🗾 Nagoya Direct Enrollment – Nanzan University 

 As a complement to the existing “Intensive Japanese Program,” the new “Modern Japan Program” offered through the Center for Japanese Studies at Nanzan University offers a wide variety of courses taught in English with no language requirement. 

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 ☀️ Quito Direct Enrollment – Universidad de San Francisco (USFQ) 

 In addition to Spanish-taught courses, USFQ now offers ~40 English-taught courses in Business, Engineering, Environmental Science, Fine Arts, Psychology, and STEM. Starting Fall 2024, our Spanish requirement has been reduced from 5 semesters of Spanish language to 2 semesters to enable more students to study at USFQ. 

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✨ We're Recognizing the Traditional te reo Māori names used in Aotearoa New Zealand

When you're looking around our website at our New Zealand offerings you may notice something a little different. Under the leadership and counsel of our colleagues in New Zealand and Center Director, Kate Smart, we are proud recognize the traditional te reo Māori names used in Aotearoa New Zealand, a movement that has been happening since 1972. We are now using the te reo Māori (Māori language) names for our locations and partners in Aotearoa New Zealand by pairing them with their English names, as is so often done in Aotearoa New Zealand. These changes include: 

  • Aotearoa New Zealand 
  • Ōtautahi Christchurch 
  • Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland 
  • University of Auckland Waipapa Taumata Rau 
  • University of Canterbury Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha 

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For additional information about our programs, visit the IES Abroad Programs page, view our catalogs, and/or email for further inquiries. 

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