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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 20 11:40am

Check Out Our Fall 2017 Photo Contest Winners

by Victoria Bruick

Hanging out with sea lion pups in the Galapágos Islands, taking in the view of Lake Como, jumping into the waters off the Italian coastline - our Fall 2017 study abroad students had some unforgettable moments, and they have the photos to prove it!

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Feb 16 10:38am
Shanghai

Happy Chinese New Year: Kicking Off the Year of the Dog

by Victoria Bruick

Today marks the beginning of the Year of the Dog. According to the Chinese zodiac, the dog is a steadfast, independent dream chaser.

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Feb 15 10:05am

Study Abroad Packing List for the Career-Minded Student

by Abby Baric

Add the following items to your suitcase before you study abroad to take full advantage of opportunities that come your way to advance your career.

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Feb 14 2:34pm

How to Practice Self-Care While Studying Abroad

by Victoria Bruick

We asked our IES Abroad Ambassadors what advice they have for self-care while abroad. Find out what they suggest and take time to figure out what loving yourself looks like for you.

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Feb 13 4:41pm

Alumni Advice: Being in a Relationship While Studying Abroad

by Victoria Bruick

Does “distance makes the heart grow fonder” or is it more accurate to say “out of sight, out of mind”? We asked our IES Abroad Ambassadors to share their advice on being in a relationship while studying abroad.

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Feb 13 2:09pm
Santiago

Unexpected Love While Studying Abroad: IES Abroad Santiago Alumni Justin & Mónica Hicks

by Victoria Bruick

When two IES Abroad Santiago students arrived in Chile, they weren't looking for love. However, a semester of sharing adventures and building a relationship paved the way for a study abroad love story.

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