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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).

From home stay families and roommates to new academic environments and adjusting to life in a different country, IES Abroad Correspondents offer their experiences to help you learn what to expect while studying abroad.

Following a remarkable tenure as professor and more than a decade as the Vice Provost for Global Programs at Penn State University, Dr. Michael Adewumi will join IES Abroad as the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

We asked IES Abroad Ambassadors, recent alumni who volunteer to share their study abroad expertise, about the best free things to do in their study abroad host city. So, what was the number one free thing most all of our Ambassadors suggested?  

For many, Spain is a destination. For Global Citizen of the Year, Sydni Williams, it was a launch pad.

For singer-song writer Philip Baites studying abroad not only increased his French and Arabic abilities, but also gave him the inspiration for his first single “Tangier to Casablanca.”

Whether you’re a first-time traveler or a regular globe-trotter, build your travel toolkit with tips on traveling solo, apps to download, and more.

Students on our European Union Summer Program had the unique opportunity to learn about the current EU-Russian geopolitical climate on a course-related trip to Russia and Latvia.

The Environmental Studies & Sustainability Faculty Seminar in Freiburg let professors from across the United States and our IES Abroad Centers learn by doing.

Congratulations to Emily Churchill who was named our Correspondent of the Year for her stand-out blogging about her time studying abroad in Granada.