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Congratulations to our 2019 IES Abroad Ambassadors of the Year: Collin Thomas (IES Abroad Santiago, Spring 2017 | Hope College) and Samekh Harris Reed (IES Abroad Tokyo, Spring 2017 | University of Rochester).

We are excited to introduce our 54 Spring 2019 Correspondents who will be sharing their authentic voices on IES Abroad Blogs through their writing, photography, video, and other creative projects.

While studying abroad in Paris, Mike Mentz (IES Abroad Paris French Studies, Fall 2004 | Wake Forest University) found inspiration for his songwriting in every moment—from street sweepers to conversations with his host family. Read on to discover how studying abroad helped Mike prepare for his career as a globetrotting singer and songwriter, and what he hopes listeners take away from his music.

Our Centers around the world each offer a unique and amazing study abroad experience. We could tell you about each location, but pictures are worth a thousand words, so we'll let these photos speak for themselves! Spoiler alert, they're awesome!

This fall, IES Abroad Customized & Faculty-Led Programs launched the Faculty-Led STEM Program Award award, which offers $15,000 towards a Faculty-Led program at any IES Abroad Centers during the 2019 summer term. There is also a $5,000 for the runner-up.

Are you ready to fall head over heels for study abroad?

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.

In honor of International Education Week (November 12-16), Cape Town Center Director Natanya van der Lingen, IES Abroad Faculty Member Dr.

Meet December Alum of the Month, Sarah Lewis Moseley (IES Abroad Paris, 1968-69 | Hendrix College), who is celebrating her 50th Anniversary Class Reunion with IES Abroad this year. Learn about Sarah’s experience abroad, her passion for volunteerism, and the reason why she gives to IES Abroad.

Our recent alumni shared their thoughts on the best gifts for students studying abroad, and we complied it into a helpful gift guide. Enjoy!.

Our 2018 holiday video will be sure to lift your spirits and remind you to celebrate the unexpected connections.

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