Introducing Our Spring 2019 IES Abroad Correspondents

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“The only certainty I had was that I would study abroad for a semester somewhere far away from home in a culture immensely different from my own.” – Julianna Connelly, Spring 2019 Correspondent (IES Abroad Quito – Area Studies and Language | Indiana University) 

Many students feel just like Julianna does before heading off on their study abroad adventure of a lifetime. The journey ahead can be exciting, uncertain, and incredible all at once, and who better to share those experiences than students studying abroad in real time?  Our IES Abroad Correspondents offer their stories to help you learn what to expect while studying abroad.

We are excited to introduce our 54 Spring 2019 Correspondents who will be sharing their authentic voices on IES Abroad Blogs through their writing, photography, video, and other creative projects.

Our Correspondents have already been sharing their expectations and uncertainties in preparing for their study abroad experiences. Meet the bloggers in this video and follow along as we redefine their world.

Find your perfect study abroad program with our program finder, and keep up with our Spring 2019 Correspondents on IES Abroad Blogs.

Recent news & press

Apr 16 10:59am

12 Mindful Ways to Manage Your Stress

by IES Abroad

You know that feeling when you’re rushing to write a paper the night before it’s due, and you realize you forgot your textbook in your room, only to head back and remember you lent it to your classmate who's out of town? Oh, and your laundry is piling up, you need to book your flight home for sum

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Apr 15 11:52am

Taking Journalism to New Digital Heights—Alum of the Month Jay Lauf

by IES Abroad

Meet Jay Lauf (IES Abroad Durham 1984-85 | Connecticut College), co-CEO of Quartz, a global digital news site with more than 100 journalists on five continents. Read on as Jay shares his professional journey in journalism, the inspiration behind Quartz, and how lessons learned abroad have impacted him every step of the way.

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Apr 11 10:02am

IES Abroad's Noelle Baldwin Advocates on Capitol Hill

by IES Abroad

Once a year, nearly 200 international education professionals head to Capitol Hill for NAFSA’s Advocacy Day, where they’re given the chance to educate Congress on the value of international education and the need for a more globally engaged and welcoming United States.

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Apr 10 11:06am

How to Adjust to the Adjustment Period While Studying Abroad

by IES Abroad

The adjustment period students go through when studying abroad can be challenging, but our student Correspondents know how to navigate it.

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Apr 4 10:36am

You Know You Studied Abroad When...

by IES Abroad

Whether you live in a skyscraper in Shanghai or snorkel with sea turtles in the Galápagos Islands, studying abroad has the power to change the way you see the world – in little and big ways.

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Apr 4 9:46am

12 Signs You Studied Abroad in Latin America

by IES Abroad

Our Chile, Argentina, and Ecuador Ambassadors are no strangers to nostalgia. We asked them to share their responses to “You know you studied abroad in Latin America when…”

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