IES Abroad offers 130+ programs worldwide for college students. We are a highly charged force of study abroad enthusiasts. Every day we have the privilege of witnessing how study abroad changes our students’ lives. We also believe that every student should have the opportunity to go abroad—especially in a fun, safe, and superior academic and cultural environment.
From our headquarters in Chicago to our 30+ locations and the staff on-site, we all work toward the common goal of providing mind-bending, life-changing, opinion-altering study abroad opportunities.
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 www.IESabroad.org/diversity.
IES Abroad is committed to fostering and supporting a diverse student body. Our Diversity Scholarships support and encourage students from a wide range of institutions and under-represented populations on an IES Abroad study abroad program. Under-represented students include students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups, first generation to college students, students from low income families and students with a history of overcoming adversity.
The Marion and Luis de Hoyos Endowed Scholarship is named in honor of the parents of IES Abroad Board Member, Debora de Hoyos. Marion and Luis de Hoyos traveled extensively for both business and pleasure, appreciating the people and their cultures with whom they interacted. Their daughter, Debora, learned from her parents' firsthand accounts of their travels and accompanied them on some of these excursions. She credits this early exposure as "opening (her) eyes to the world".This named endowment was established by Debora and her spouse, Walter Carlson. Debora de Hoyos, as a partner of the law firm Mayer Brown, was the firm's first global client relationship partner overseeing client development activities. Her work has focused on lending and emerging market transactions. Walter Carlson is a partner with law firm Sidley Austin. Their three daughters have each enriched her educational experience by studying abroad.AMOUNT: Up to $2,000ELIGIBILITY: 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 universityRETURN REQUIREMENT:At the conclusion of the IES Abroad program, selected recipients agree to submit a one-page statement and photo about their experience abroad, including how it has affected them personally, professionally, and academically, and how it supported their endeavors. Once submitted, these items become property of IES Abroad and excerpts may be used in any/all IES Abroad electronic and printed publications. Additional details and instructions will be emailed to award recipients after the IES Abroad program end date.