Study Abroad... As Told by You

You have an incredible story to tell full of lessons learned and adventures had! The world is ready to hear it. Whether you're a video expert or prose is calling your name, there's an opportunity for you to speak your truth and what your unique study abroad experience entails. Check out these ways to elevate your voice and spread the impact of study abroad far and wide.

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Create a Film for the Study Abroad Film Festival

Launched in 2014, our Study Abroad Film Festival was the first in the field and has since had more than 500 student film submissions. Tasked with capturing the spirit of study abroad on film, these range from comedy to documentary, stop motion to live action, and everything in between. Ready to create your cinematic masterpiece?

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Share Your Photos + Short Videos in the Snapshot Contest

That perfect bird's eye shot of the best meal you ever had. A portrait of the stranger who became a dear friend. Candid moments capturing the day-to-day. Your photos and short videos from abroad are what color the ideas of what study abroad might be like. Share yours in our Study Abroad Snapshot Contest!


Become a Correspondent

Documenting your journey in real time can take many forms! Maybe you'll be public facing as a student blogger publishing to our website or a social media correspondent snapping and posting to your network. Looking for something a little more behind-the-scenes? Try being a photo correspondent, passing along your media for use in our catalogs, website, and other marketing efforts.

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Tag Us On Social Media

We believe in showing the real deal of study abroad, which is even more true on social media where we're all about showcasing student stories. Tag us in your posts and stories so we can see and share your adventure in real time, and maybe even give us a follow while you're at it!

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Write an Article for Us

Do you have an idea for an article you think our readers would enjoy? Reach out to our marketing team and let them know you're interested! We'd love to talk through how your voice can add to our website in a unique piece authored by you.

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Submit a World of Difference Profile

Representation matters. When students see themselves reflected in others who have already traveled places they’ve only dreamed about, they’re more likely to realize what’s possible no matter their identity or circumstances. 

@IESabroad on Social Media

See what it's like to study abroad in real time. Follow @IESabroad on all your favorite social media platforms for the latest videos, photos, blog posts, and updates from our students and staff around the world. 

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