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Going Abroad

Interested in traveling to Europe? There are many opportunities available to support research, travel, and study abroad. Learn how to apply for funding through IES grants and fellowships, or read about Education Abroad through the Office of Global Learning.

Going abroad is a rewarding experience, but it comes with its own challenges. In the video below, you can hear firsthand from students about their experiences visiting, studying, and working in Europe, and listen to their advice about how to prepare for going abroad.

IES Minor Sets Students on International Research Path

"Through more than 7,000 miles of travel together, Sophie Partington ’21 and Laura DeMassa ’21 have gone from friends in French class to roommates in Italy and research partners in France.

Partington, a sociology and French double major, and DeMassa, a government and English double major, are European studies minors who spent last summer exploring the evolution and impact of national immigration policy in France. Their in-depth research – conducted in French and including field interviews at NGOs serving the immigrant population – assessed whether obligatory French language training is beneficial to migrants."

Read more about Sophia and Laura's fieldwork abroad.

IES minors Sophie Partington ’21 and Laura DeMassa ’21 at Eiffel tower