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Love was in the air during the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, as IES Abroad staff, students, and alumni shared their love for study abroad and the many ways it has enriched their lives.

Read the heartwarming tales of how several IES Abroad alumni found love while studying abroad:

Enjoy 15 blog posts—including a few videos!—from current IES Abroad students highlighting what they love about studying abroad.

Ever wonder how the most romantic day of the year is celebrated in other countries? Read about Valentine’s Day Traditions Around the World.

Learn some new vocabulary in a news article on International Terms of Endearment.

Recent news & press

Feb 11 11:56am

Barcelona Faculty Member Annie Michie Receives Master Craftsman Award

by IES Abroad

We're proud of our faculty at each of our locations around the world, and we can’t help but get excited when they receive prestigious awards. 

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Feb 4 12:15pm
Madrid

The Road to Love: How Study Abroad Brought Two Alumni Together Years After Madrid

by IES Abroad

Karen van Es and David Main never could have predicted what the spring of 1969 would hold when they chose to study abroad on the IES Abroad Madrid program. Read on to discover how their time in Spain affected their lives, and how their paths crossed again many years later, eventually leading to their marriage.

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Jan 31 3:05pm

Five Years After Study Abroad: IES Abroad Alum Grant Carney, Graduate Student

by IES Abroad

While studying abroad in Granada, Spain, Grant Carney (IES Abroad Granada, Spring 2014 | Kenyon College) immersed himself in the Spanish language and gained confidence in his speaking abilities. Read on to learn how this William E. and Mary M. Dwyer Endowed Scholarship recipient’s study abroad experience helped prepare him for the professional world.

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Jan 29 10:55am

Presenting our Photo Contest Winners

by IES Abroad

Studying abroad can mean one memorable moment after another, something our Fall 2018 students showed to be true. Check out the winners of IES Abroad's Fall 2018 Photo Contest!

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Jan 28 1:44pm

Announcing the Barbara A. Barker Vienna Summer Internship Scholarship

by IES Abroad

The Barbara A. Barker Vienna Summer Internship Diversity Scholarship provides financial assistance for underrepresented students.

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Jan 28 12:03pm
Shanghai

10 Reasons Shanghai Should Move Up on Your List of Study Abroad Locations

by IES Abroad

You may have heard studying abroad in Shanghai referred to as “non-traditional,” but with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, why go with traditional?

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