This week at IES Abroad, we've paused to thank the people who make IES Abroad such an extraordinary global community. One of the most important people to thank is you.
You make us want to get up and go to work everyday. Students, partners, host families, friends, colleagues, and neighbors all around the globe are the ones who make our work so meaningful. Day in and day out, we get to make students' dreams come true through study abroad—what a gift.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to do what we love.
This season, and always, we hope you are surrounded by good people, great conversation, and a drive to discover something new—whether that's a new meal, a new song, a new way of thinking, a new person, or a new place.
From our homes to yours, happy Thanksgiving from all of us at IES Abroad.
Karen van Es and David Main never could have predicted what the spring of 1969 would hold when they chose to study abroad on the IES Abroad Madrid program. Read on to discover how their time in Spain affected their lives, and how their paths crossed again many years later, eventually leading to their marriage.
While studying abroad in Granada, Spain, Grant Carney (IES Abroad Granada, Spring 2014 | Kenyon College) immersed himself in the Spanish language and gained confidence in his speaking abilities. Read on to learn how this William E. and Mary M. Dwyer Endowed Scholarship recipient’s study abroad experience helped prepare him for the professional world.