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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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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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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

9 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

IES Abroad in Nice (French Studies and Business on the Riviera)

The IES Abroad Nice experience is one-of-a-kind. There is beauty everywhere in Nice, all the way from the iconic coastline to the colorful historic buildings to the panoramic views. The IES program is very well organized, with IES directors and coordinators that care deeply about the progress of students during their time abroad. The academics are excellent, with completely devoted and knowledgeable professors with a lot of experience in their subject fields. IES has a solid reputation for its academics, so credits should be easily transferred to college transcripts. The program has home-stay as one of the housing options, which allows a full immersion to the French culture and way of life. The program also organizes many trips throughout the semester, which allows easy exploration of so many places within the French Riviera, as well as others farther away, like Corsica and cities in Italy. At the same time, it is easy to travel independently to other cities while in Nice, given that both the train station and airport are close to the city center, and easy to find. While in Nice during the weekends, one can easily explore great museums, travel to nearby cities like Cannes and Monaco, and enjoy good nightlife. Students are very open to make new friends in Nice, and it is almost guaranteed that lifelong friendships will be made.

Program: IES Abroad Nice - French Studies & Business on the Riviera

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    10

I'd do it all over again

I was a student for IES Abroad's Tokyo Summer program this summer (2016) and it was the best experience of my life! I'd do it all over again if I could. I honestly could not think of a single flaw about the program!

Everything from the first day until the last made me feel like I made the right decision about which program I should participate in. The placement test were very accurate in putting the students where they belongs academically. My language teacher was great, very understanding, and patient, as were all the EPALS and staff members. I learnt a lot and wouldn't hesitate to 10/10 recommend this program in terms of academics.

As a Muslim Arab, naturally, one thing that I was worried about when I started the program was discrimination of my background. However, there was never a moment where I had to face any of that. I quickly realized that the group of students I was with was very international. There were many people from different backgrounds, which I loved. I learnt a lot not only about Japan but also about other cultures from the students I was with. I think that is one advantage of studying abroad.

I am so thankful that this program is set in Tokyo, there are so many things to do and see!

I wouldn't think twice about doing this program again! Thank you IES Abroad!

Program: IES Abroad Tokyo - Tokyo Summer

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

The beauty of Salamanca

Salamanca is an incredibly beautiful city. Prior to my trip, I had never travelled to Europe. The beauty of Salamanca set my standards for the rest of Europe very high. Although Madrid, Paris, and Rome were beautiful, no other place during my travels compared to this city. The city is so well preserved that it is like stepping back in time. The first weekend I spent there left me completely in awe. I spent the first week going to class and then purposefully getting lost and exploring all of the hidden treasures of the city. The best way to explore is to just wander. The city is the perfect size to get lose without feeling unsafe. I recommend spending one day taking as many photos as you can and another day just taking in all of the parts of the city that can't be captured in a photo.

Program: IES Abroad Salamanca - Study in Salamanca

Overall Rating

7 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

IES Sydney Summer

IES provided me with the experience of a lifetime! My university did not offer an abroad program in Australia that worked with my major and required classes. However, IES gave me tons of options and most importantly for me, Sydney was one of them. The application process was a decent amount of work, but the IES coordinators were a huge help for me when it came to getting all the paperwork done. For this particular program I lived with eight other college students from around the States. We came in as strangers and left as friends. I formed some of my best relationships while abroad, and was so thankful to be sharing the learning, social and foreign experience with likeminded, adventurous individuals! We lived in the outskirts of the city in a townhouse/apartment duplex which was only a block away from a main street that had a store, doctors office, pharmacy and tons of restaurants. Figuring out how to manage time and money was a great part of studying abroad because between traveling on the weekends and sightseeing we also had classes and homework to keep up with. The summer program only has two required courses: IR/IB 393 Leading Across Cultures: Principles and Practice and CU/HS 255 - Australian Politics, Society, and Identity: 1788 - Present. The Professors for both courses were great! They made being in class fun and also helped us better understand cultural differences and apply these experiences in and out of the classroom. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to expand their horizons and get a taste of how much our world has to offer us.

Program: IES Abroad Sydney Direct Enrollment - Semester/Year Program

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    4

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Vienna waits for YOU

Austria was not my first choice, in fact, I wanted to go to London. However, after researching Vienna a bit more, I came to realize there's a reason why there are songs written about this place. Indeed, Vienna was nothing short of being the best city I have ever been to. Prior to studying abroad, I had never been out of the country. However, the transition from the U.S. to Vienna was not a cultural shock. In fact, the transition was more of a cultural shift. Most of the people in Vienna spoke English. Traveling to other countries was also very easy to do. I took a day trip to Slovakia via ferry and it was fantastic. IES did a great job at finding housing close to the palace (YES, palace) where classes were taught. Coming across palaces, especially on accident, in Vienna was quite the norm. I often went on jogs and found myself at yet another palace. Long story short, no amount of text box space will ever be enough to write about how amazing the experience was.

Program: IES Abroad Vienna Summer - Psychology

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