That’s a Wrap: Our Best Articles of 2018

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We get it, 2018 was a busy year and now it is time to relax. But what’s a better use of your downtime than planning your study abroad adventure of a lifetime? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out 18 of our best, and most helpful, articles in 2018 from IES Abroad student Ambassadors, Correspondents, and staff.  

Ending the Excuses

The experiences, memories, and friendships abroad are just the beginning. Check out the awesome career benefits of studying abroad. Did you know nearly three quarters of IES Abroad alumni secured their first job within two months of graduation?

Whether you're diving head-first into a new cuisine, living gluten-free, or just a bit picky, our bloggers are serving up foodie tips just for you.

Our Engineering programs in Spain, China, and France means that you, YES YOU, can study abroad. We dispel the four biggest myths that Engineering students can't study abroad.

Financing study abroad can feel daunting, but don’t fret! We've got 15 tips to help you save money for the adventure of your life.

Diving into the Student Experience

What if your study abroad love story started with a person, but ended with a place? Correspondent of the Year, Emily Churchill, embraces all her feelings abroad and takes you along for the ride.

Yesenia Ayala’s personal experience as a Latina, first-generation college student ignited a passion and a purpose to help low-income students of color, at home and abroad, have access to higher education. Yesenia was named our Global Citizen of the Year and shares her inspiring story with us.

Out of a record 96 submissions, a student-produced song and film won the 2018 IES Abroad Study Abroad Film Fest. Watch the winning music video for some major inspiration!

Lydia Carr describes her identity as “unique, unusual, and authentic.” Hear how her identity influenced her abroad, and how her experience in London made a world of difference.

Preparing for the Adventure

We released lists of the best places to study abroad, including our latest: 9 Best Places to Study Spanish Abroad. Check them out!

With gift-giving season upon us, our student Ambassadors tell us their must-have study abroad items that should be on your wish lists! Trust us, you will want these to take with you on your next adventure.

How do you know which housing option will be the best home for you abroad? Previous students reflect on their choices to help you choose.

Stories from study abroad returnees can be extremely helpful when planning for study abroad, but only if you know the right questions to ask! Here are 68 questions that will give you more than “it was great.”

Making the Most of Study Abroad

Our Spring 2018 Correspondent Tori was, well, shocked to experience culture shock in London. Read her tips on adjustment and acceptance through the struggles.

IES Abroad Ambassadors weigh in with their advice for balancing long-distance relationships while studying abroad.

Study abroad is still real life, which means taking time for yourself is important. Self-care is different for everyone, but our Ambassadors give their unique tips on how to care for yourself while abroad.

The best things in life are free…and waiting in your host city! The IES Abroad Ambassadors overwhelmingly agreed that this one free thing was the best to do abroad.

From Amsterdam to Tokyo, our Correspondents open up in their blogs about unique challenges and opportunities surrounding their identities abroad.

Brushing up on your language skills doesn’t necessarily need to happen in a classroom. Check out the 20 techniques to help you maintain and improve language skills.

Are you ready to make your study abroad resolution a reality? Check out the Program Finder to start your search for your perfect program based on location, length, and area of study.

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by IES Abroad

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Five Years After Study Abroad: IES Abroad Alum Mallory Rotondo, Speech-Language Pathologist

by IES Abroad

After studying abroad in Christchurch, New Zealand, Mallory Rotondo (IES Abroad Christchurch, Spring 2014 | Purdue University) went on to become an early intervention speech-language pathologist. Read on to hear how this IES Abroad Scholarship recipient’s study abroad experience gave her the skills necessary to be a more understanding clinician.

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You Can Go Home Again - Alum Reunites with Host Mom Decades After Study Abroad

by IES Abroad

Jeff Rosenthal (IES Abroad Madrid, Spring 1982), had an unforgettable experience studying abroad in Madrid, thanks in part to his warmhearted homestay mom, Señora Carmen. Jeff shares, in his own words, how he returned to Madrid to find his homestay residence was still the home he cherished and remembered.

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Our Colleagues, Students, and Alumni Make Black History Abroad

by IES Abroad

At IES Abroad, we believe that every black student going abroad, past or present, is making black history abroad.

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