#ReachHigher and Study Abroad

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Anna Egan
May 1, 2015

The Reach Higher initiative, spearheaded by First Lady Michelle Obama, encourages students to further their education beyond high school, whether that be in a technical school, community college, or university setting. By spreading awareness and providing counseling on career opportunities, financial aid, and academic planning, the Initiative hopes to inspire and support students in their post-secondary endeavors.

We’re proud to be participating in the 2015 Reach Higher initiative! Join us as we #ReachHigher and study abroad.

The pursuit of knowledge—both inside and outside the classroom—is at the root of everything we do.

For 65 years, we’ve been committed to expanding access to the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of study abroad.

Our Mission
IES Abroad educates students to become global leaders through premier study abroad and internship programs, which offer students worldwide experiential learning opportunities that meet the highest standards of academic quality.

$2.5+ Million in Financial Aid
We believe that every student should have the opportunity to go abroad—especially in a fun, safe, and superior academic and cultural environment. To make study abroad more accessible, we provide more than $2.5 million in financial assistance each year through need-based aid, diversity scholarships, and disability grants, and more.

IDEA – Initiative to Diversity Education Abroad
We’re diversifying the study abroad student body through our Initiative to Diversity Education Abroad—designed to include and support underrepresented students in our study abroad programs.

Long-Term Career Benefits
Studying abroad without a doubt jump-starts your career. Our graduate survey showed that IES Abroad alumni land jobs sooner after graduation, and in positions related to their majors and with a higher salary.


Let us know why you believe students should #ReachHigher and study abroad by sharing it on social media. Write on our IES Abroad Facebook timeline, share a tweet with @IESabroad, or post it to Instagram. However you share it, be sure to tag #ReachHigher and #IESabroad.

Let’s all #ReachHigher through study abroad.

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Anna Egan

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