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Who We Are

Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a global, not-for-profit study abroad organization with 120+ academic programs in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. Learn more about us at

Diversity Statement

IES Abroad’s commitment to representing and integrating diverse perspectives, cultures, ideas, and identities within our programs is integral to our mission. We are proud that our students are as diverse and exciting as the countries where they study. Learn more about IES Abroad’s diversity initiatives, scholarships, and resources at
Featured Programs
Featured Scholarships

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholarships

Open to students who are currently attending an HBCU, a historically black college or university.A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded as follows:$1,500 credit toward the IES Abroad program fee$500 reimbursement toward the purchase of an overseas airline ticket for the IES Abroad program. After confirming your place in an IES Abroad fall, spring, academic year or calendar year program, you must present a valid, overseas airline itinerary in order to receive the $500 reimbursement. Please email itinerary to Reimbursement check will be mailed to the home address on file.Consecutive term students will receive one $1,500 scholarhip plus one $500 airfare reimbursement.AMOUNT: $2,000ELIGIBILITY: Open to students who attend an HBCU that is a Member or Associate member of the IES Abroad consortium and that transfers at least 75% of home school aid to IES Abroad. Student must have applied to and attend an IES Abroad fall, spring, academic year or calendar year program.Return Requirement: If awarded one of these scholarships, at the conclusion of the IES Abroad program you agree to submit a 1-page statement about your experience abroad, including how it has affected you personally, professionally, and academically and how this scholarship supported your endeavors. Once submitted, this statement becomes property of IES Abroad and excerpts may be used in any/all IES Abroad electronic and printed publications.Standard programs only. Customized programs are not eligible for IES Abroad financial aid.

IES Abroad

33 West Monroe Street, Suite 2300, Chicago, IL 60603

GCM Grosvenor Study Abroad Scholarship

Headquartered in Chicago, GCM Grosvenor is one of the world's largest and most diversified independent alternative asset management firms. Fostering a community of diversity and inclusion is a core value and a part of their overall business strategy. The variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance are a foundation for GCM Grosvenor's continued success.The GCM Grosvenor Study Abroad Scholarship provides need-based aid to graduates of Chicago Public Schools, creating access to transformative overseas experiences where students grow and thrive, both personally and professionally. AMOUNT: Up to $5,000ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be accepted to and attend an IES Abroad standard program in the fall, spring, academic year or calendar yearApplicants must be undergraduates in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or universityApplicants must be a graduate of a Chicago Public SchoolApplicants must have demonstrated financial need

IES Abroad

33 West Monroe Street, Suite 2300, Chicago, IL 60603

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