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Update as of February 28, 2011 - 11:00 am

We're pleased to announce the winners of the most recent IES Photo Contest.

We are thrilled to announce that of the more than 200 applications we received, 31 students have been selected to blog this spring at

In support of our goal to help as many students as possible study abroad, we recently offered 990 awards to our spring students, for a total of $1,422,550.

Applications are now being accepted for the following NEW programs: 

New Programs for Fall 2011

IES Abroad is happy to announce that Fall 2010 student Christopher LaRosa has been chosen as a winner of the Contemporary Americana Festival in the category vocal music. He received this award for his song cycle "Spring Giddiness." 

We are very excited to share with you IES Abroad's video in support of the It Gets Better Project. This project was started in response to recent suicides and stories about the bullying of LGBT youth, to show them there is hope.

IES Abroad is excited to announce the launch our new online store at

It's International Education Week!

The Department of State and the Department of Education are celebrating International Education Week--and they shared a short video on international education from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

IES Abroad hosted an all class alumni reception at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco on November 4th.  Over 75 alumni from the greater San Francisco area attended ranging from alums who attended IES Vienna ’60 to more recent alums who attended IES Barcelona ’06.  Wine was provided for the recepti