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June/July 2013

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South Africa

Get Inspired by Our NEW Photo of the Day Blog

Visit Rio to watch the sunset, see the hustle and bustle of Duomo Square, study the architecture in Rabat—all with the click of your mouse. Our new and improved Photo of the Day blog features stunning student photos from their time abroad. Take a moment to browse our student photos now.

Check out the photos of the day>>


Announcing Our New Programs for 2014-15!

We are pleased to announce our new summer and semester programs for 2014-15! Based on recommendations from our study abroad colleagues, student feedback, and the results of our own rigorous program evaluations and surveys, these new programs are designed to further meet the needs of students.

Check out our new programs>>


Congratulations, Gilman Scholars!

We would like to congratulate the 2013 Gilman Scholarship winners, including the following winners who are going on IES Abroad programs this fall and academic year. The Gilman Scholarship awards U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

View the complete list of Gilman Scholars>>

What's New
Gretl Satorius - IES Abroad Alum of the Month

Q&A with Alumna, Gretl Satorius, Vienna, Fall '04

Today, you can find Fall '04 Vienna alumna Gretl Satorius living in Vienna, pursuing a master's degree at the University of Vienna, and working on her next smartphone tour app (her first, Gretl Goes: Vienna, is currently the only 5-star-rated Vienna tour app!). So, how'd she get there? Our alum of the month shares her journey with us.

Read our interview with Gretl>>


alumna researches cancer on fulbright in argentina

After studying abroad, IES Abroad alumna Sarah Brnich, Fall '09 Buenos Aires, returned to Argentina on a Fulbright grant to conduct cancer research. She recently visited her undergraduate school, Dickinson College, to talk about her Fulbright experience and her future plans.

Read about Sarah's Fulbright experience>>

What's New

Interested in planning a class reunion?

Whether held locally or overseas, an IES Abroad class reunion is the perfect opportunity to see old friends and reminisce about your study abroad experience. Don't know where to start? Our IES Abroad Alumni Relations Office is here to help. To get you started we have put together a Reunion Tool Kit, which is packed full of tips to help you plan a successful reunion. For further information, please contact or the Alumni Relations Office at 800.995.2300

Learn more about planning a class reunion>>


Upcoming Class Reunions

View this page for a list of the most up-to-date class reunions being held across the country and overseas!

Check out the full listing of class reunions>>

What's New

Upcoming Events



An All-Class Alumni Reception will be held on October 10, 2013 at Bentley Reserve in San Francisco from 6:00-8:00pm.



An All-Class Alumni Reception will be held on October 18, 2013 at The Art Institute of Chicago from 6:00-8:00pm.


Past event photos

Missed an event? Check out all the photos here!


"Ultimately, my scholarship greatly contributed to my overall success abroad – I had the most amazing semester of my life and learned more than I ever could have imagined, both in- and outside of the classroom."

—Esther Shears, Delhi, Spring 2013

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