Photos & Stories

Craig Thibeault – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Craig Thibeault – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Craig Thibeault – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Allison Doe- Chile
Allison Doe- Chile
Allison Doe- Chile
Amanda Nadeau – San Sebastian, Spain
Amanda Nadeau – San Sebastian, Spain
Amanda Nadeau – San Sebastian, Spain
Ariadne Dimoulas – Xiamen University, China
Ariadne Dimoulas – Xiamen University, China
Ariadne Dimoulas – Xiamen University, China
Ashley Toth – Australia
Ashley Toth – Australia
Ashley Toth – Australia
Brian Shelly- Conwy Castle , Wales
Brian Shelly- Conwy Castle , Wales
Brian Shelly- Conwy Castle , Wales
Caitlyn Brown – Florence, Italy
Caitlyn Brown – Florence, Italy
Caitlyn Brown – Florence, Italy
Daria Bednarszyk- Turks & Caicos
Daria Bednarszyk- Turks & Caicos
Daria Bednarszyk- Turks & Caicos
Miranda Johnson- Dinant, Belgium
Miranda Johnson- Dinant, Belgium
Miranda Johnson- Dinant, Belgium
Jennifer McDowell – New Zealand
Jennifer McDowell – New Zealand
Jennifer McDowell – New Zealand
Britni Hutchinson – Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico
Britni Hutchinson – Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico
Britni Hutchinson – Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico
Courtney Horton – Monteverde, Costa Rica
Courtney Horton – Monteverde, Costa Rica
Courtney Horton – Monteverde, Costa Rica
Danielle Coolidge – Costa Rica
Danielle Coolidge – Costa Rica
Danielle Coolidge – Costa Rica
Emma Mason – Galway, Ireland
Emma Mason – Galway, Ireland
Emma Mason – Galway, Ireland
Greta Brown – Sukhothai, Thailand
Greta Brown – Sukhothai, Thailand
Greta Brown – Sukhothai, Thailand
Jared Lyons – Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
Jared Lyons – Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
Jared Lyons – Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
Jessica Pickford
Jessica Pickford
Jessica Pickford
Jessica Stone – Las Musas, San Ramon
Jessica Stone – Las Musas, San Ramon
Jessica Stone –  Las Musas, San Ramon
Katrina Lapham – Bethesda, Wales
Katrina Lapham – Bethesda, Wales
Katrina Lapham – Bethesda, Wales
Mary “Catie” Borer- Lough Nafooey, Ireland
Mary “Catie” Borer- Lough Nafooey, Ireland
Mary “Catie” Borer- Lough Nafooey, Ireland
Matthew Todd – Snowdonia National Park, Wales
Matthew Todd – Snowdonia National Park, Wales
Matthew Todd – Snowdonia National Park, Wales
Meaghan Labbe – Bath, UK
Meaghan Labbe – Bath, UK
Meaghan Labbe – Bath, UK
Micah Valliere – Warwick Castle, England
Micah Valliere – Warwick Castle, England
Micah Valliere – Warwick Castle, England
Morgan Gustin – Ring of Kerry, Ireland
Morgan Gustin – Ring of Kerry, Ireland
Morgan Gustin – Ring of Kerry, Ireland
Rebecca Bylaskadavies – Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
Rebecca Bylaskadavies – Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
Rebecca Bylaskadavies – Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
Taylor Tanous – Lake Natron, Tanzania
Taylor Tanous – Lake Natron, Tanzania
Taylor Tanous – Lake Natron, Tanzania
Theodore Moore – Bangor, Wales
Theodore Moore – Bangor, Wales
Theodore Moore – Bangor, Wales
Yvette Alexandrou- Hirosaki, Japan
Yvette Alexandrou- Hirosaki, Japan
Yvette Alexandrou- Hirosaki, Japan
Micah Valliere – Temple of Olympian Zeus
Micah Valliere – Temple of Olympian Zeus
Micah Valliere – Temple of Olympian Zeus
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Meagan Cousins – Cottesloe Beach, West Australia
Meagan Cousins – Cottesloe Beach, West Australia
Shore side with group
Kayla Rachel – Oslo, Norway
Kayla Rachel – Oslo, Norway
Kayla Rachel – Oslo, Norway
Brittany Cousins – Serpentine Fall, Australia
Brittany Cousins – Serpentine Fall, Australia
Brittany Cousins – Serpentine Fall, Australia
Brittany Cousins – Central Park, Joondaloup, Australia
Brittany Cousins – Central Park, Joondaloup, Australia
Brittany Cousins – Central Park, Joondaloup, Australia
Brittany Cousins – Bali, Indonesia
Brittany Cousins – Bali, Indonesia
Brittany Cousins – Bali, Indonesia
Maiti Anne – Sevel Rila Lakes, Bulgaria
Maiti Anne – Sevel Rila Lakes, Bulgaria
Maiti Anne – Sevel Rila Lakes, Bulgaria
Amy Lyons – Vilparaiso, Chile
Amy Lyons – Vilparaiso, Chile
Amy Lyons – Vilparaiso, Chile
Benjamin Aldrich- Schloss LIchtenstein
Benjamin Aldrich- Schloss LIchtenstein
Benjamin Aldrich- Schloss LIchtenstein
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Slide 40
Slide 40

Check out our very own Madison Hurley’s IES Study Abroad Blog

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Galápagos Islands Direct Enrollment – GAIAS

Hello!! My name is Madison, I’m Massachusetts made and currently a junior at the University of Maine majoring in Marine Science and minoring in Spanish. I love the ocean and can sometimes be a science nerd so I am really looking forward to spending my time in the Galapagos Islands, where Darwin happened to discover evolution. I enjoy drawing, taking photos with my GoPRo, and snorkeling/diving. Follow me to stay updated on my underwater adventures!

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What our students say about studying abroad:

Studying abroad in Australia was something that I’ve wanted to do. I’m so glad I was able to do it because it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Not only was I able to become more independent, I was able to learn so much about myself and meet so many people from all over the world. I also had the opportunity to travel to many different places including Fiji, New Zealand and all over Australia. I would definitely recommend studying abroad to anyone who can! – Jenna Conley, Australia

 


Living in Austria was by far the most amazing experience I have ever had.  The best part was being able to thoroughly explore European culture while making friends from around the world. I learned more than I ever imagined and I will carry my time in Salzburg with me where ever I go in life. – Ashley Crane, Austria


Photo of Morgan Gustin, Fall 2014, IrelandMy time in Ireland was the most incredible four months of my life–and certainly my academic career–to date. This semester of challenging, diverse coursework, building international friendships, endless adventure, and even an awesome Tough Mudder experience in Dublin  was so much more than I had anticipated. And what can I say–the Irish accent is amazing! – Morgan Gustin, Ireland


 

Birmingham was an amazing second home for me, and I feel so grateful for my time there. Not only was the city vibrant, but it was also a gateway to every other place I wanted to visit, both inside England and beyond. I will carry the memories and friends I made there for the rest of my life.  – Morgan Stickney, England


I interned at the Intercultural Women Center of Antwerp where I worked with mothers and their children, planning programs to help connect and develop attachments with their children. I was able to work with women from all over the globe like Morocco, Turkey, Ghana, India, etc. I was able to backpack the month before in Ireland and Croatia. This time abroad has been the most rewarding experience. It is a gift to travel and learn about so many people’s cultures and lives.         – Catie Borer, Belgium