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IES Abroad is deeply saddened by the death of Jacob (Jack) Gustafson, a student from Grinnell College, who passed away on March 30, 2018. Jack was studying on our European Union Program based in Freiburg, Germany.

For Ambassador of the Year, Lydia Carr, her service learning placement was the icing on the top of her study abroad experience. Here are the three biggest things her work with a health organization taught her.

Congratulations to our 2018 IES Abroad Ambassadors of the Year: Lydia Carr (IES Abroad London, Fall 2016 | Howard University) and Matthew Helfond (IES Abroad Buenos Aires, Fall 2015 | Santa Clara University).

Our IES Abroad Center in Tokyo received more than a spring cleaning!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, here are 13,000 words from our students to inspire you to study abroad.

We’re excited to celebrate International Women’s Day and the women who #PressForProgress to make gender parity a reality. Here are just a few of the IES Abroad students, faculty, and staff who have recently dedicated their time and energy to elevate women around the world.

Meet Elizabeth Weight (IES Abroad Nantes, Fall 1987 & IES Abroad Paris, Spring 1988 | Connecticut College), Regional Drought Information Coordinator at NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Read how Danny Kosiba (IES Abroad Christchurch, Spring 2017 | Hope College) extended his time studying abroad in New Zealand to be a whale research assistant with Nan Hauser.