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 AmbassadorsCorrespondents, 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?

Explore The Benefits Of Studying Abroad  


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.

Explore Our Guide To Eating Abroad


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.

Explore Our Engineering Programs 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.

Explore 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.

Explore Emily's Post  "A Few Words on Falling in Love Abroad"


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.

Read Yesenia's Story


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.

Read Lydia's Story

Preparing for the Adventure

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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.

Check Our Must-Have Study Abroad Items Out!


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.

Read "Study Abroad Housing: Alumni Share Benefits of Homestays, Apartments & Residence Halls"


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.”

Read 68 Better Questions to Ask Than “How Was Study Abroad?”

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.

Read "Alumni Advice: Being in a Relationship 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.

Read "How to Practice Self-Care While Studying 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.

Read "The #1 Free Thing to Do in Your Study Abroad Host City Is…"


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

Read "6 Students Share Their LGBTQ+ Study Abroad Experience"


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.

Read "20 Ways to Develop Language Skills Outside of the Classroom"

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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