They're Here! Meet Our Spring 2020 Correspondents

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IES Abroad
February 3, 2019

After a record-breaking number of applications, we are excited to welcome a record-breaking 119 students to the IES Abroad Correspondent program for Spring 2020!

Our Social Media Correspondents will hashtag their way across the globe this spring, showing us their journey in real time on their own Instagram accounts. Our Bloggers (some of whom are also part-time Social Media Correspondents) will be sharing their stories via writing, photos, video, or other creative pursuits. All those beautiful photos you see on our website or in our catalogs? Most likely, they were taken by one of our Photographers, who work behind the scenes to capture the IES Abroad experience. And across the board, you'll find IDEA Correspondents, reflecting on how aspects of their identity intersect with life abroad. 

The talent on display here is pretty impressive, if we do say so ourselves. 

If you want a first-hand account of what it's really like to study abroad, look no further than one of our trusty Correspondents. Watch them say hello in the introduction video below, and keep scrolling to check out all of our Bloggers. Then, head over here to meet our Social Media Correspondents

Meet our Bloggers

⭑ Part-Time Social Media Correspondent and Blogger

Amsterdam

Josiah Krul

  • Psychology & Science
  • Bates College

⭑ Hannah McGrew

  • Psychology & Science
  • Indiana University

Sumini Siyambalapitiya

  • Social Sciences & Humanities
  • Lafayette College

Auckland

Ang Vaiana

  • University of Auckland
  • Hope College

Barcelona

⭑ Shane Young

  • Liberal Arts & Business
  • University of Connecticut

Mary Zarba

  • Liberal Arts & Business
  • SUNY-ESF


 

Berlin

Sarah Ross

  • Language & Area Studies
  • American University

Claire Weeks

  • Metropolitan & Urban Studies
  • Bryn Mawr Collegee

Susan Cook

  • Security Studies & International Affairs
  • Gustavus Adolphus College

Buenos Aires

Mae Murray

  • Advanced Spanish Immersion 
  • Providence College

Cape Town

Mary Kaitlin Enright

  • University of Cape Town
  • Villanova University

Jeremy Gerstein

  • University of Cape Town
  • United States Naval Academy

Christchurch

⭑ Caroline Wilcox

  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Rochester

Dublin

April Bannister

  • Writers Program
  • University of Iowa

⭑ Morgan Brown

  • Writers Program
  • Hope College

European Union

⭑ Julia Chodyla

  • European Union
  • The George Washington University

Freiburg

Kiara Paninos

  • Language & Area Studies
  • Bradley University

⭑ Rachel Musetti

  • Environmental Studies & Sustainability
  • Emory University

Galápagos Islands

⭑ Brendan Murtha

  • GAIAS
  • Bowdoin College

Katie Vartenigian

  • GAIAS
  • University of Maryland-College Park

Granada

Grace Sells

  • Study in Granada
  • Carnegie Mellon University

London

⭑ Lexi Floom

  • Study London
  • Indiana University

Vienna Vance

  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Pomona College

Madrid

Julia Ebben

  • Language & Area Studies
  • Yale University

Madeira Thayer

  • Language & Area Studies
  • Tufts University

Milan

Atiya Byrom

  • Business Studies
  • Spelman College

Claudia Navarrete

  • Italy Today
  • Florida International University

⭑ Danielle Potter

  • Business Studies
  • Bentley University

Jenny Qian

  • Business Studies
  • The George Washington University

Multi-Location

Eli Snyder

  • Emerging Economic: Buenos Aires & Santiago
  • University of Michigan

⭑ Omar Uddin

  • Emerging Economic: Buenos Aires & Santiago
  • University of Michigan

Nagoya

Audrey Phillips

  • Nanzan University
  • Mount Holyoke College

Nantes

⭑ Joseph Kalmar

  • French Language Immersion & Area Studies
  • The College of Wooster

⭑ Claire O'Malley

  • French Language Immersion & Area Studies
  • Loyola University Chicago

Nice

⭑ Stephanie Mertz

  • Business, Sustainability & Immigration
  • The George Washington University

Paris

Jeanne Torp

  • French Studies
  • University of Mississippi

Quito

Madi Kelly

  • Area Studies & Language
  • University of Vermont

Rabat

Skylar Sundquist

  • Study in Rabat
  • Hope College

Rome

⭑ Dominick Cura

  • Film & Media Studies
  • Ithaca College

⭑ Jackie Jones

  • Language & Area Studies
  • Claremont McKenna College

⭑ Kaitlin Sonday

  • Full-Time Semester Internship
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Salamanca

⭑ Haley Lundeen

  • Language & Area Studies
  • University of Minnesota

Santiago

Garrett Mogge

  • Politics, Social Justice & Language
  • University of Maryland-College Park

Sammie Stagg

  • Politics, Social Justice & Language
  • Grinnell College

Chris Boccia

Chris Boccia

  • Study in Tuscany
  • Fordham University

Sydney

Nicole Hawkins

  • University of Sydney
  • Texas Christian University

Tokyo

Keeli Wagner

  • Language & Culture
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Mimi MacKilligan

  • Language & Culture
  • Trinity College (CT)

Vienna

Bridget Gervais

  • Music
  • Drake University

Ruzbeh Ghaffar

  • European Society & Culture
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Check out all of our programs, follow our Bloggers and our Instagram, and learn more about the Correspondent Program.

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