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Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight

Did study abroad have an exciting impact on your life? Maybe you got an amazing job you wouldn’t have thought to apply for, met your partner, decided to teach French, or made friendships that have lasted for years. Whatever it is, we want to hear…

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IEW Fundraiser Update

IEW Fundraiser Update

Thank you to everyone who made International Education Week 2014 a tremendous success! From our students sharing their stories and photos on Instagram, to blog posts from our President and our CEO discussing their experiences with international education, and finally to our fundraiser for Diversity…

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Judge’s Prize: Summer Photo Contest Winners

Judge’s Prize: Summer Photo Contest Winners

We had so many fantastic entries for our Best of Summer Photo Contest that it was nearly impossible to choose a winner for our Judge’s Prize. For our photo contests, the winners are determined by the number of votes each photo receives from the public….

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Reason #237 to Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Reason #237 to Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Alumni Ambassador Mollie did a presentation at her school to talk about the benefits of study abroad. We just had to share this photo of  her sign, reason #237 out of a million why  you should study abroad in Costa Rica!

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Berry College Asks “What is Culture?”

Berry College Asks “What is Culture?”

For their annual photo contest, the Berry Office of International Programs asks their students who have studied abroad, “What is Culture?” This year we were proud to see one of our alumni win with her photo “Portrait of a Nation’s Future.” Hyderabad, India alumna Olivia…

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Alumni Webinars: How to Talk About Study Abroad in Your Job Search

Alumni Webinars: How to Talk About Study Abroad in Your Job Search

Study abroad is not something that everyone does, and while we encourage more students to go abroad, it still sets you apart from other job applicants. You learn a lot about other cultures, and about yourself. But are you ready to explain that knowledge and…

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Alumni Share Their Thoughts on IEW

Alumni Share Their Thoughts on IEW

For International Education Week we asked our alumni to share their stories. What does international education mean to you? What did you learn during your time abroad? Why is international exchange important, now more than ever? Adrienne studied in Grenoble, France and shared the above…

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A Tourist in London (When Royalty Is Born)

A Tourist in London (When Royalty Is Born)

Bianca, one of our Alumni Ambassadors, shares one of her favorite moments from study abroad: ~ Prince George Alexander Louis, son of Prince William and Duchess Catherine, was born on the twenty-second of July, summer of 2013, and at the time of his birth, I…

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International Education Week 2014

International Education Week 2014

“I learned two things that summer after graduation. First, I could handle life on my own, I had finally grown up. And second, I never wanted to stop experiencing life on the road.” Why is international education important? We asked our staff, including President and…

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AIFS/IEW Study Abroad Fundraiser

AIFS/IEW Study Abroad Fundraiser

To celebrate International Education Week (IEW), AIFS is hosting a fundraiser to help economically disadvantaged students participate in international education exchange opportunities like study abroad. You can make a difference! International experience is a vital part of a 21st century education. Every student, regardless of their…

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