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4/15/2019

Living authentically abroad: creating real connections and memories by going against the norm

When I began to prepare for my study abroad experience, I remember the first thing I did was open Instagram. For hours, I snooped through the profiles of my friends who had lived abroad, wondering if I would be able to create an experience that was just as unique and fantastic as the posts I saw online.
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4/9/2019

Deciding Whether to Study Abroad for a Summer, a Semester, or a Year?

A lot of students considering semester-long programs return, saying they wish they'd studied abroad for longer. However, for other students, a semester might be the perfect amount of time abroad, or even a summer. Here are some tips to help you decide which option is best for you. Keep in mind that every program and each student studying abroad is different.
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4/4/2019

Ana Arzate reflects on her internship experience in France

Ana Arzate (BA French, international studies ’17) completed a global internship in Paris, France, as an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa. Arzate lives in Hiawatha, Iowa, where she works at Channel Fusion as a bilingual client relationship associate. Arzate recently shared thoughts about the value of her internship experience.
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3/13/2019

5 goals you should set for yourself before you study abroad

Once abroad, you meet countless new friends, learn a completely new culture and time starts to fly. Soon you find yourself cherishing your last months and weeks abroad, wishing you would have had a better idea of what you were getting yourself into. Well, you’re in luck! Here are 5 goals that you should set for yourself during your time abroad!
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2/21/2019

In the news: Jeremy Marks named IES 2018 Global Citizen of the Year Award Finalist

The next generation of young global citizens believes this is more than just the world—they believe it's our world. This is especially true of our students, who are passionate about contributing to their local communities abroad through service and an action-focused attitude toward social justice. The Global Citizen of the Year Award highlights these incredible students and the lasting impact they have on the world.
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