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IES Abroad Granada - Study in Granada

Many travelers who visit Granada insist it's the must-see city in all of Spain. With one of the clearest windows into Spain's unique historical symbiosis of Islam, Christianity,...

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Spain

IES Abroad Madrid - Language Area Studies Semester/Year

The IES Abroad Madrid Program is designed for those who want to experience the vitality of Spain! Live in its capital city and through course enrollment at the Universidad...

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France

IES Abroad Nantes - French Language Immersion & Area Studies

Our French Language Immersion & Area Studies Program has two important goals: to improve your written and verbal proficiency in French through language and area studies courses...

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Germany

IES Abroad European Union - Semester Program

Taught in English, the IES Abroad European Union Program gives you the chance to study Politics, Economics, Business, and International Relations like you never have before....

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England

IES Abroad London - Study London Semester/Year Program

Come supplement the value an undergraduate degree with a study abroad or international internship experience in London! Programs include: Economics, Health Practice, International...

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Australia

IES Abroad Sydney Direct Enrollment - Semester/Year Program

Take advantage of the chance to live and learn in Sydney, one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world! Students can immerse themselves in the academic and student...

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France

IES Abroad Paris - Business & International Affairs

The IES Abroad Paris Business & International Affairs Program offers students the option to take English-taught courses with French and international students at Novancia,...

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Spain

IES Abroad Salamanca - Study in Salamanca

Situated on the northwestern corner of the beautiful Castilian plain not far from the border of Portugal, Salamanca proudly identifies itself as the home of one of Europe's...

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France

IES Abroad Paris - French Studies Semester/Year Program

Come study abroad in one of the most beautiful and famous cities in the world! Spend one semester or an entire year living, studying, and traveling through Paris, France....

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Netherlands

IES Abroad Amsterdam - Study Amsterdam Semester/Year Program

Study abroad in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, Netherlands with IES, one of the oldest and most trusted programs in the business. With IES Abroad Amsterdam Semester and...

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Italy

IES Abroad Milan - Italy Today

Ciao e benvenuti in Italia! Milan is a wonderful blend of classic architecture and Italian culture as well as a global center for finance, education, commerce, design, and...

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Austria

IES Abroad Vienna - Music Semester/Year Program

For more than 60 years, IES has been building quality study abroad programs. IES offers a unique opportunity to music students to study in Vienna and explore the performance...

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Italy

IES Abroad Milan - Business Studies

Milan, Italy is the perfect location for business students to study abroad. Students interested in expanding their knowledge of European commerce will love this program in...

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IES Abroad Rome - Semester/Year Program

Gain valuable international experience by studying in Rome! The unique city is filled with over 1 million people going about their days in a modern society while commuting...

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IES Abroad Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

An excellent summer in Amsterdam

I had an amazing time with this IES Abroad program! The staff and teachers were very friendly, helpful, and welcoming, and the classes (I took the art history and literature courses that focused on gender studies) were interesting and incredibly relevant to Dutch culture. I learned things specific to Amsterdam and Dutch history by reading Dutch works and visiting countless museums. I enjoyed how many of our class sessions involved some sort of field trip, either to a museum, park, or other place. I was lucky to study abroad with a great, kind, open-minded group of students and made some great friendships. We had lots of free time to explore the city however we liked, and IES Abroad always helped us find places to go if we asked for help or advice. They made sure we knew the neighborhood's grocery stores, pharmacies, and home goods places so that we could feel comfortable right away. The housing was nice - a studio apartment with a small kitchen and bathroom - and located very close to the study abroad center. It was a bit further from the city center, but we could take public transportation, bike, or if we had a bit more time, walk to nearly anywhere in the city. I felt safe in the city, and loved the entire vibe of Amsterdam. We didn't have much interaction with local students or residents, however.

Program: IES Abroad Amsterdam Summer - Society, Culture & Gender

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Incredible people in a beautiful city

I would recommend IES to anyone who was studying abroad. They were friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived to the airport from the moment we left. I remember the last day a few of the students met at the center and the staff gave us tea and cookies (get used to this in Dublin) and took time out of their day just to talk to us. The staff was unbelievable, giving us the best advice on anything from where to eat to what the best pubs are to watch Irish sports teams. They also did an amazing job matching us up with roommates that they found compatible through a survey they have students fill out before arrival. My roommates are now some of my best friends, and I know everyone else in the program also become very close with their roommates. Dublin is such a beautiful, vibrant city to get to be in, and the staff only added to this. The classes and professors I had were some of the best I have ever had in college. The group became a family during our time abroad, with IES offering multiple trips and activities for us to bond and get to know the Irish culture. My summer abroad has continued to be a positive influence even months later and the staff continues to make an effort to keep a connection to their past students.

Program: IES Abroad Dublin Summer - Irish Studies

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Studying abroad in Granada

There are so many reasons to study with IES Granada: the program was the perfect balance of support and challenge. Whether you are nervous about going abroad for the first time, or skeptical that studying abroad, will not be authentic living, the program staff ensure that you have the best experience for you- challenging you to leave your comfort zone, while providing all the support one could need to feel safe and secure abroad. They work with you to craft your experience. For me, this meant taking all of my classes at IES in Spanish and enrolling in 2 University of Granada courses as well, getting connected with a local organization to volunteer, and living in a homestay. For others, this meant taking a few classes in Spanish, participating in cultural workshops, and making friends with locals on the sports field. There is so much to do in Granada, a city with rich historical culture, and vibrant student nightlife. Whether you come to study Spanish, dance, music, literature, history, or even biology, this city has something for everyone, and the IES Staff are there to help you shape your experience to make it perfect for you.

Program: IES Abroad Granada - Study in Granada

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    8

Living in London: expensive but worth it

I had a phenomenal time during my study abroad experience in London the Summer of 2016, but I will not deny that the finances of the city made it tough at times. I spent most of my time in the city as it was only a six week course, while some of the other people on my program would spend every weekend traveling. At the end of the program, I was so in love with the city that I had come to understand, and I cannot wait to go back. This program in particular had great professors and fun trips outside of London, but it was easy to spend a lot of time with the other people on the program instead of meeting Londoners, which was mainly due to the fact that the classes were not with London students. Regardless, this is an awesome program and I had a really great time. Research all the different events happening in London before you go, get to know your professors and they will tell you about stuff you have to do while there, and befriend your roommate so you have a buddy who you can go on adventures with!

Program: IES Abroad London Summer - UK Today

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    3

  • Health and Safety

    7

  • Social Life

    10

Beijing adventures

My experience abroad in Beijing was amazing. The IES program provided the perfect blend of academics, social time, and cultural immersion. My Chinese improved a lot and surprisingly the Chinese classes were my favorite classes. We lived with Chinese roommates in the dorms, which was a great way to ask all of my questions about Chinese culture. We had enough time to travel, go out at night, and try new restaurants. I highly recommend!

Program: IES Abroad Beijing - Contemporary China & Chinese Language

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