As the year comes to an end, we are reminded of how magical studying abroad truly is. Check out our Top 10 study abroad Instagram photos from November & December 2018 to see how our students experienced the gift of study abroad in their own unique ways. A student writing about falling in love with Buenos Aires, students enjoying their time with each other and good food in Tokyo, a student full of gratitude for winning the IES Abroad Film Festival, these memories make 2018 a year to remember!
Check out "A Blossoming Relationship With Buenos Aires", a thoughtful blog post by Max, that was selected as one of our editor's choice pieces. @maxomeletteperkins writes about his experience studying abroad in Buenos Aires and how his feelings for the city changed like the seasons.
As 2018 comes to an end, many of us find ourselves reflecting back on the experiences that made this year unforgettable. @ctallijones has this to say about her time studying abroad in Vienna this year: "I can’t count the reasons I am grateful for Vienna and the time I spent there. From snowfalls, to operas, to Christmas markets, to exquisite cake and coffee, every day was magical and special. I miss it now more than ever as Christmas time was my favorite. Vienna became my home for four months and my time there challenged me to reconsider my plans for my future- to ask "what if" questions and start knocking on new doors, exploring new opportunities. I don’t know that I’ll ever live in Vienna again, but I will always love it and find reasons and ways to return."
When you study abroad with IES Abroad you have the opportunity to share your journey with others through film. @philipbaites writes this about his experience submitting a film to the IES Abroad Film Festival: "Thank you to everyone who voted and supported “Tangier to Casablanca” to win the IES Abroad Film Festival. This was an incredible honor and something I will be proud of for a long time. From studying abroad in Morocco, to being inspired to write the song, to producing the song, to returning to Morocco to take more classes, and embarking on telling my story as well as the story of my host mother has been one of the most remarkable journeys. This night was a culmination of so many things which began years before I went to Morocco, and it was a joy to meet the other finalists who told their own powerful stories. However, the greatest prize of the night was the video they surprised me with of my host family telling me congratulations on the win and how much I meant to them. I will always be humbled and thankful for everything Morocco taught me and the people it gave me in return."