IES Abroad Exchange - Fall 2017

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WHERE THEY ARE TODAY Scholarship Recipients 5 Years Later


GLOBAL CITIZEN OF THE YEAR Meet Our First-Ever Award Winners


INSPIRING STUDENTS TO RISE HIGH Alumnus Wins $10 Million to Redesign Education for Homeless and Foster Youth in L.A.


DEAR IES ABROAD ALUMNI, I am thrilled to share with you news of the strategic merger of IES Abroad and The Study Abroad Foundation, which enhances our mission to provide innovative, high-quality academic experiences to students worldwide. The joining

The IES Abroad-Study Abroad Foundation

communities and the world. I hope their

of these

merger could not be more timely. Now more

stories also will touch a chord in each of you as

two highly

than ever, our path forward as an organization

you recall your overseas journey of growth and

is to help our students understand the world


regarded international

that they are inheriting, assume leadership

education not-for-

roles, and instill in them a sense of curiosity

I invite you to join me in embracing

and acceptance.

the opportunity to help more students

profits brings together more than 80 years of experience in study

experience studying abroad by sponsoring

abroad. It also serves to enhance the capacity

In fact, “Our Path Forward” is the theme of

an underresourced college student. More

of both, resulting in 350+ study abroad and

this year’s Exchange, which celebrates the

details regarding the IES Abroad Scholarship

internship opportunities across 21 countries

ways IES Abroad, our students, and alumni

Fund can be found on page 11. Thank you

around the world. We are truly pleased to now

are leading us forward through education,

for your exceptional efforts on behalf of our

offer this enhanced scope of programming to

leadership, and service. In this issue, you’ll

mission during the past year. I look forward

our partner education institutions and to the

meet former scholarship recipients who are

to continuing this important work together.

students we serve.

applying their experiences abroad in careers


from music to medicine, our first Global This joined effort will combine best practices

Citizen of the Year award winners, and a young

and ultimately accelerate the growth of

alumnus who is making education accessible

both organizations. We are poised to make

to homeless and foster youth in Los Angeles.


a transformative difference in the lives of a greater number of multi-cultural students

It is always rewarding to see our students

across the globe.

and alumni making a difference in their

Mary M. Dwyer, Ph.D., President and CEO

IES ABROAD AT A GLANCE MISSION IES Abroad educates students to become global leaders through premier study abroad and internship programs, which offer students worldwide experiential learning opportunities that meet the highest standards of academic quality.

VISION Our vision for the future remains connected to the original IES Abroad program in 1950... a world filled with interculturally competent leaders who have both the understanding and skills to effectively, humanely, and positively navigate across different cultures, in politics, education, business, or the non-profit sector.


350+ 6 programs


85 cities




130,000 Students’ lives changed!

18 new programs to be introduced in the 2018-19 year.


growth in diversity among enrolled IES Abroad scholarship students since 2011.


TABLE OF CONTENTS IES Abroad Exchange Alumni Magazine | Fall 2017 WHAT’S NEW



5 5 New Shanghai Center Director



Where They Are Today: Scholarship Recipients 5 Years Later

Inspiring Students to RISE High

5 Key Findings from the 2016 Career Outcomes Survey

12 Study Abroad’s Impact on a Recent Graduate’s Career Path



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25 Years of Impact in Berlin: Dr. Barbara Gügold

24 Events, Reunions, and Alumni Weekends

Meet Our First-Ever Global Citizen of the Year Award Winner and Finalists

Most Financial Aid Awarded





IES Internships Offers New Full-Time Semester Programs Dr. Roswitha Benesch Endowed Scholarship


15 Leading by Example: 2016 Global Citizen of the Year

16 IES Abroad Named’s Top Study Abroad Organization of 2016

Making a Difference: Milan Students Get Involved in Refugee Crisis

11 Durham Classes Represented at Durham Alumni Weekend


Alumni Updates


Service Learning: Volunteering in a Foreign Country

29-35 Annual Giving Report On the Cover: Lion’s Head, Cape Town, South Africa, by Emma Schroeter (Cape Town, Fall 2016), finalist in the IES Abroad Fall 2016 Photo Contest.

Film Screenings | Award Ceremony | Meet & Greet with Student Filmmakers Join us on the red carpet for an extraordinary night of study abroad film screenings, as well as a meet-and-greet with student filmmakers, IES Abroad alumni, and award-winning jurors. The night will culminate with the announcement of the Grand Prize film winner. Founded in 2014, the Study Abroad Film Festival is one of the first student-focused study abroad film festivals in the industry. Until now, our Film Festival has been a solely online opportunity for students to share their amazing stories from study abroad.

Get tickets for the first-ever IES Abroad Film Festival event at WWW.IESABROAD.ORG/ALUMNI | FALL 2017 | 3


OUR FULL-TIME SEMESTER INTERNSHIPS BARCELONA Interns work and live in this Mediterranean metropolis for approximately 30 hours per week over the course of 12 weeks.



The cross-section of government, business, and entrepreneurship in Ireland offers interns a 14-week program during which they can work for at least 32 hours per week.

LONDON In Spring 2017, IES Internships, a unit of IES Abroad, launched full-time semester internships in Barcelona, Dublin, London, and Rome. From learning about auditory technology in Dublin to working in social action in Rome, our first cohort of full-time semester interns were placed with employers that aligned with their professional goals and interests. Building upon IES Abroad’s more than 40 years of offering part-time internships alongside study abroad programs, this new program option is in addition to existing full-time summer internships in 14 cities across the globe. Each intern is guaranteed placement in an unpaid, for-credit internship in their field of choice. A full-time semester internship is perfect for students whose majors require a semester-long work

experience, are on track to graduate early, or recent alumni who want to develop their skills and gain substantive work experience prior to launching their careers.

A truly global city where interns can gain experience in a wide variety of fields including business, education, and politics for at least 32 hours per week over a nearly 14-week stay.

Before departure, students prepare for work in a new cultural environment with an online seminar that covers topics including resume writing, interview coaching, communicating across cultures, and job search preparation. While on site, interns also receive workrelevant academic programming as well as housing, extracurricular offerings, and access to student services and support.


This fall, IES Internships will begin offering full-time semester internships in Milan, Italy, and Santiago, Chile. To learn more about our internships, visit

Home to ancient landmarks and a bustling innovation scene, interns in Rome will work for at least 25 hours over the course of 14 weeks.

MILAN For a full semester, interns can live, work, and learn in the finance and fashion capital of Italy in fields including advertising, design, education, and e-commerce.

SANTIAGO The capital for politics, finance, and culture—interns gain 12.5 weeks of work experience while surrounded by the beauty of the Andes and Chilean Coast Range mountains.

GET INVOLVED HOST: We can connect you with the best qualified students for your organization’s internship opportunities. Other opportunities include hosting an office visit or speaking engagement for our interns.

INTRODUCE: Do you know someone in your network who is interested in hosting an IES Intern? Let us know! Once the introduction is made, we’ll take it from there and keep you updated.

INVEST: College financial aid typically doesn’t apply to summer programs. Your gift will provide more need-based scholarships to students seeking to intern abroad:

For more information, please contact Keith Dipple, Executive Director of Internship Programming, at 4 | FALL 2017 | WWW.IESABROAD.ORG/ALUMNI



DR. ROSWITHA BENESCH ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP We are pleased to announce that a new study abroad scholarship, the Dr. Roswitha Benesch Endowed Scholarship, is now available to IES Abroad Vienna students. The first scholarship recipient, Michal Busbee, a student at Wofford College, will be studying abroad in Vienna this Fall 2017. As IES Abroad’s longest serving faculty member, Dr. Benesch’s high academic standards and devotion to teaching have inspired countless students. Thanks to a leadership gift made by alumnus George Trask (Vienna, Spring 1961) and gifts from more than 60 other alumni, we are happy to honor her tireless commitment to IES Abroad Vienna students through the Dr. Roswitha Benesch Endowed Scholarship.

The scholarship offers need-based financial assistance to students participating in the Vienna–European Society & Culture Program, who have demonstrated an interest in art history. The scholarship was first introduced on October 24, 2016, when Dr. Benesch was honored at a ceremony at the Vienna Center for her work with IES Abroad. In 1961, Dr. Benesch started at IES Abroad Vienna as a chaperone and Art History instructor as IES Abroad students arrived by boat to tour Europe before starting their study abroad program in Vienna. Dr. Benesch officially joined the IES Abroad faculty in 1964 as an Art History professor and has left a profound impact on hundreds of U.S. college students and their view of classical art. Throughout her years at IES Abroad, Dr. Benesch has been recognized for her dedication and was awarded the Long-Time Faculty Award in 2010. Dr. Roswitha Benesch (front center) surrounded by some of the alumni who came together to establish the Dr. Roswitha Benesch Endowed Scholarship in her honor.

IES ABROAD WELCOMES NEW SHANGHAI CENTER DIRECTOR We are pleased to announce that Qinbo (James) Gao has been appointed the new IES Abroad Shanghai Center Director, effective January 3, 2017. Prior to joining IES Abroad, he was the Director of the International Affairs Office at Shanghai Jiao Tong University-Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF). Before joining SAIF as a founding member in 2009, James worked at the Chinese Europe International Business School. He started his career as an English lecturer at Tongji University, where he received “Junior Teacher Awards” in 1998 and 1999, based upon student voting and academic reviews. James received his bachelor’s degree from the International Studies University in Xi’an, and his M.A. from The George Washington University School of Business. He is a candidate for the Doctorate of Education at the University of Nottingham (China Campus), focusing on practical research in higher education. James succeeds Dr. Xiaojun Li as Center Director of IES Abroad Shanghai. We are grateful for Xiaojun’s work, and welcome James into his new role. WWW.IESABROAD.ORG/ALUMNI | FALL 2017 | 5


25 Years of Impact in Berlin:


AFTER 25 YEARS as the IES Abroad Berlin Center Director, Dr. Barbara Gügold has announced her retirement at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. In January 1992—less than three years after the fall of the Berlin Wall—Dr. Gügold welcomed the first 10 students to IES Abroad Berlin. From founding the program, to building a strong relationship with Humboldt University, to encouraging more than 140 Berlin alumni to participate in the Fulbright program in Germany and Austria, Dr. Gügold has made a lasting impact on the success of the Berlin program and the more than 3,400 students who studied there during her tenure. Danke, Dr. Gügold!


I was truly fortunate to experience Berlin in 1998 as a student and even more fortunate that I did it through IES Berlin



25 YEARS IN BERLIN Since its founding in 1992, more than 3,400 students have studied abroad with us in Berlin—experiencing the energy and excitement of this amazing city.

with Barbara as the


director...Overall my experience at IES

November 9th the Berlin Wall is torn down

Berlin helped shaped


my view of the world

and led me to pursue

IES Abroad Berlin welcomes its first 10 students in January

an international

business career.

Students on Jungfernbrücke Bridge in Berlin in 1992

Jesse Haldeman, Berlin, Spring 1998


My year at IES

Berlin was one of the best years of my life. Dr. Gügold

Year in Berlin tuition = $16,200. Semester tuition = $9,000. Personal expenses budgeted at $1,400 per semester.

was always there to


help and was great at giving cultural

First Summer program is offered in Berlin

recommendations. We did so many


wonderful outings

as a group and you

IES Abroad Berlin opens a new program: Metropolitan Studies Program

could tell she was passionate about her role.

2016 - New 12 for 12 for 12 International Affairs & Securities Studies Program opens

Livia Calvet, Berlin, 1994-95

Farewell party boat tour through the Spreewald

Brandenburg Gate—Photo by Siri Hamilton, Fall 2007

- Full-time summer internships offered in Berlin with IES Internships

I will always

remember sitting outside Barbara’s office between classes and her stopping by to chat or to give us chocolates. She was always so kind and eager to hear about how we

were doing and the chocolates always brightened all of our days.

Sarah Mallon, Berlin, Fall 2016


DR. BARBARA FINKE Meet Dr. Barbara Finke, our new Berlin Center Director! Dr. Finke earned both her Masters and Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Mannheim. In 2007, Dr. Finke joined the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, a distinguished international graduate school that focuses on public policy and international affairs. She was the Head of Graduate Programs there from 2013 until she began her term as the Berlin Center Director on May 1, 2017. WWW.IESABROAD.ORG/ALUMNI | FALL 2017 | 7

OUR PATH FORWARD Education | Leadership | Service IES ABROAD’S VITAL MISSION to produce enlightened, competent, open-minded leaders is more important than ever. Through study abroad and internship programming, students have the opportunity to get out of their comfort zone, expand their worldviews, and embrace new ideas that will impact them over a lifetime. We are educating students to become the global leaders of tomorrow with the skills to navigate across cultures to serve their communities and the world beyond. In the following pages, discover how IES Abroad, our students, and alumni are leading us into the future.




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Where They Are Today: Scholarship Recipients 5 Years Later Most Financial Aid Awarded Study Abroad’s Impact on a Recent Graduate’s Career Path



Where They Are Today:


five IES Abroad Scholarship recipients who studied abroad in Fall 2012 to see where life has taken them since. Five years later, they are taking the skills they learned abroad and applying them to careers in music, medicine, marketing, and beyond. We asked them each to share how study abroad and the IES Abroad Scholarship they received helped them get to where they are today. Read excerpts from our interviews below, and visit to see their full stories later this year. year took place in Kosice, Bratislava, and Vienna… and my piece ended up being performed at Urania in Vienna. Not only was it fantastic to return to my home away from home, but it was my first time associating with professional composers, and being treated as such in return.


by Vienna

architecture, people and desserts, the city to me is a piece of art. At IES I took a luxury fashion brand management class that is to this day one of my absolutely favorite courses I have ever taken. Building a lasting brand takes a ton of well thought out strategy and I gained a new perspective on branding from this course. To be a successful businessman or woman, I think understanding different cultures and having an open mind is key. Having the chance to live abroad encourages someone to step outside of their comfort zone and to see things from a different perspective.

WILLIAM ROWE Vienna, Fall 2012 Composer William: The IES Abroad Scholarship was what made my semester abroad possible, and I came out all the richer because of it. My semester abroad was my first time outside of the U.S., and like many other first-time travelers will tell you, it radically changed my worldview. Being immersed in the central-European style of contemporary classical music was a huge learning experience—I discovered new details in composition that I otherwise might not have, and likewise, reaffirmed other parts of my American compositional education. Additionally, I was wildly inspired by the broader Viennese culture. 2012 was the Year of Klimt, and I actually ended up writing a set of character pieces for violin and piano that are companion pieces to several of Klimt’s works. IES Abroad: What has been the highlight of your career to date? William: There have been many, but one I remember especially fondly is attending the World New Music Days Festival (WNMD) in 2013 as the American International Society for Contemporary Music composer representative. By sheer coincidence, the WNMD Festival that 10 | FALL 2017 | WWW.IESABROAD.ORG/ALUMNI

Dreaming Big in Paris BRITTANY LO Paris, Fall 2012 Founder and CEO, Beautini Brittany: For my IES Abroad Scholarship essay I wrote about my dream to study in Paris while exploring the idea of pursuing my other dream, starting my own beauty company. I am excited to say that the beauty company, Beautini, that I wrote about 5 years ago in this essay, I went on to develop full-time after graduating from Babson College. Now we are providing hair and makeup services throughout the States! Studying abroad in Paris and being inspired by the world of beauty and culture there played a big role when branding the concept for Beautini. IES Abroad: How did studying abroad in Paris help prepare you for the beauty industry and entrepreneurship? Brittany: Paris is one of the world’s greatest fashion and beauty capitals! Walking down the streets in Paris observing the beautiful


Community by


ISAAC RYSDAHL Buenos Aires, Fall 2012 Brewer, Sisyphus Brewing Company Issac: Without the IES Abroad Scholarship I wouldn’t have been able to study abroad. I had already been working for a nonprofit in Peru the summer before moving to Argentina and without the scholarship I wouldn’t have had enough savings to make it through the six month program, let alone afford the extra tuition. In terms of my career path, I had already started researching working in a brewery/owning my own. Living in Buenos Aires helped confirm my interests in this area because of the culture of building relationships over food and drink I experienced. Every night I’d come home and sit with my host

OUR PATH FORWARD: EDUCATION father for a ‘copa de vino.’ Even though we’d often sit in silence those interactions helped shape my appreciation for alcohol. IES Abroad: What inspired you to become a brewer and how did you get started? Isaac: I’ve always loved building things (In addition to brewing at Sisyphus I currently work for Habitat for Humanity and own a few rental properties in Minneapolis). Brewing beer is all about taking raw ingredients and building them into something we can enjoy. I also appreciate the community that is built over a beer with friends. After moving to Minneapolis I started working at a few different breweries on the business and front of house side of things but eventually got hired to wash kegs at Sisyphus. From there I worked my way deeper into the process and was eventually hired as a brewer.

away from my entire family to start a new career had I not first lived across the world in Australia for study abroad. Some of my greatest friendships stemmed from my time in Melbourne. I’ve become more adaptable, accepting, cultured, and can truly say I have a global perspective.

Preparing for a Career in Medicine

PARTH PATEL Madrid, Fall 2012 Medical Student, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Melbourne to Marketing


AMANDA VANDIVER Melbourne, Fall 2012 Growth Partner, Branch Metrics Amanda: My experience truly helped shape me and my career path. As a Film, TV, Digital Media Major, I was not sure what my story would entail. My study abroad experiences introduced me to media and technology. In fact, one of my courses abroad examined the future of media and technology, where I wrote an essay discussing the convergence of technologies within smartphones… five years later, I now have a successful career in mobile tech. None of it would have been possible without my IES Abroad Scholarship. IES Abroad: Do you have any advice for students who are thinking of studying or interning abroad? Amanda: Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer. I would never have had the courage to move to NYC from Texas

Parth: The IES Abroad Scholarship allowed me to fully enjoy my experience in Madrid, without excessively worrying about finances. I am thankful for having been given this opportunity. Thanks to my study abroad experience, I now have family and close friends in Spain that I have already visited since my study abroad experience. This experience made me confident that I want to practice medicine on a global level and help serve in underserved areas. IES Abroad: How did studying abroad in Madrid help prepare you for the field of medicine? Parth: Studying abroad in Madrid helped prepare me for medicine by helping me become more proficient in medical and conversational Spanish. I was able to volunteer at Hospital Clínico San Carlos while in Madrid, where I viewed the Spanish healthcare system and how it differs from that of the U.S. This experience gave me insight as to how to approach patient care as a future physician and taught me how to be culturally sensitive and to respect cultural differences. I was able to apply my experience in Spain by volunteering at a Latino Clinic in Pittsburgh, where I’ve been able to use my Spanish proficiency to make patients feel more at ease due to the absence of a language barrier. ■

MOST FINANCIAL AID AWARDED TO THE MOST STUDENTS IN IES ABROAD HISTORY We believe that financial limitations shouldn’t prevent a qualified student from studying abroad, which is why we continuously strive to grow scholarship and financial aid opportunities for our students. In the 2016-17 academic year, we awarded more than $4 million in financial aid—the most in our history! This is an increase of 42% from the $2.8 million awarded in the 2015-16 academic year. We also reached another record, having awarded financial aid to 2,200 students— the highest number of students we’ve awarded to date—across 225 schools. As part of our ongoing efforts to make study abroad more accessible and affordable for students, we updated our financial aid program for the 2016-17 academic year. We are also excited to share that we had a record-setting Fall 2017 semester for financial aid—we were able to offer 673 awards totaling $1.29 million. Through our Sponsor a Student program, which allows alumni and other IES Abroad supporters to contribute funds in the form of tuition scholarships and cultural stipends, 44 Fall 2017 students received a total of $53,500. While we have awarded more than $50 million in financial aid since our founding in 1950, we continue to look for new ways to increase accessibility, while enhancing the study abroad field’s highest standards of academic excellence and student health and safety. Join us in this important mission by making a gift to support the IES Abroad Scholarship Fund at or Sponsor a Student at WWW.IESABROAD.ORG/ALUMNI | FALL 2017 | 11






after graduating—they were employed, going to graduate

After developing a passion for international

“While I faced an entirely new set of

school, or participating in a

travel as a volunteer in Peru and Thailand

challenges during my time in India, I was

volunteer or service program.

during high school, Lauren Kolodny decided

far more prepared to navigate those


to study abroad in Barcelona in the summer

challenges because of my past experiences

of 2006. Upon graduation, she moved

abroad,” explains Lauren.


across the world to take a position with the

WITHIN 2 MONTHS of graduating (93% within 6 months)


Clinton Foundation in New Delhi, India, to

Many recent graduates recognize the

work on clean technology partnerships.

career value of their abroad experience and leverage it during the job search process. In

of those applying

“My time living in Barcelona for a summer

fact, 67% put study abroad on their resume,

to grad school

got me excited about the idea of living and

and 50% said studying abroad helped them

were admitted into their 1

working in a foreign country after college

get their first job out of college.


graduation. I developed a confidence


during my time in Spain and elsewhere

After two years in India, and seeking to

that made me think I could handle and

explore her interest in technology further,

enjoy the unknown of another country for a

Lauren returned to the U.S. to work in

longer period of time,” says Lauren.

product marketing at Google for a few


$40,192 was the average STARTING SALARY for the first job­—and 1 in 3 were earning $50,000 or more, particularly among those in more technical fields like computer science, accounting, engineering, or finance, and in business administration.


years before transitioning to her current Studies have shown that studying abroad

role investing in startups and entrepreneurs

builds confidence. In a 2016 survey

as Principal at Aspect Ventures.

by IES Abroad, 91% of recent college graduates stated that their study abroad

Looking back, Lauren says, “It would have

experience was effective or very effective

been very hard for me to predict ten years

at developing confidence to deal with new

ago during my summer in Barcelona that

skills for their first job.

I’d be sitting in San Francisco investing in startup companies today, but every step

agreed that

This is consistent with and builds on

of my path has been an additive learning

studying or

previous research conducted by IES

experience and helped to define what’s

interning abroad was

Abroad in 2012, contributing to what is

come next.”


now a decade’s-worth of data from recent

90% would recommend it to

college graduates (within five years of


graduating) who studied abroad between 2006 and 2015.

* Responses are from a representative sample of recent college graduates (within five years of graduating) who studied abroad during a ten-year period (2006-2015); graduated from 200+ colleges and universities, both public and private of varying sizes; and came from all regions of the U.S.

For a deeper look into IES Abroad’s ongoing research in Career Outcomes of Study Abroad Alumni, visit 12 | FALL 2017 | WWW.IESABROAD.ORG/ALUMNI

The 2016 IES Abroad study also found that 73% of recent college graduates who had studied or interned abroad and who entered the workforce were employed within two months of graduating. And a total of 93% found a placement within six months of graduation. Lauren (far right) in a study abroad photo from 2006.

Read more about Lauren Kolodny and the professional journeys of other study abroad alumni in our 65 Faces of IES Abroad series at




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Meet Our First-Ever Global Citizen of the Year Award Winner and Finalists Leading by Example: 2016 Global Citizen of the Year IES Abroad Named’s Top Study Abroad Organization of 2016



IES Abroad students are changing the world:


AFTER REVIEWING 54 POWERFUL, insightful, and incredible submissions from students participating in programs from 19 Centers around the world in 2016, we are pleased to announce that our first-ever Global Citizen of the Year is Sydni Williams (IES Abroad Madrid, 2016-17), whose dedication to improving youth education around the world won her this award. The Global Citizen of the Year Award was created to recognize an IES Abroad student who has made a significant impact through philanthropic, academic, or personal efforts during their experience studying or interning abroad, as well as upon returning home.

Meet our 2016 Global Citizen of the Year winners who prove that when we follow our passions on a global scale—be that through volunteer work, research, or anything in between— we truly can change the world through study abroad. For more visit:





“The Educator”

“The Activist”

“The Anthropologist”

Gettysburg College | Cape Town, Spring 2016

Hope College | Cape Town, Fall 2016

Occidental College | Buenos Aires, Fall 2016

Hannah spent her semester in Cape Town actively involved with organizations and activities such as the Equal Education Society, Disrupting Whiteness talks, and Investment Society. Previously, she interned with PeacePlayers International.

As an ally and activist, John Luke remained educated during campus protests, allowing himself to be open-minded and self-aware during challenging times.

Reed’s passion to learn first-hand about social issues in Buenos Aires was made evident through his work with the Pilares Center to teach English to children and establish a tutoring program for the Center.



Leading by Example:

2016 GLOBAL CITIZEN OF THE YEAR SYDNI WILLIAMS University of Michigan | Madrid 2016-17 While studying and interning abroad, Sydni discovered an unpleasant reality. The issues facing inner-city youth in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan, were very similar to issues facing youth in Madrid—students from low-income neighborhoods were being denied quality education due to their socioeconomic background. “My hometown, Detroit, is a place where many students go without the educational benefits that are awarded to the students in neighboring suburbs, where students aren’t provided adequate books to read, the water sometimes runs brown, and college seems to be an excellent place, but one that is unattainable for inner-city youth,” says Sydni. “I have made it my life goal to continuously contribute to my community by making sure that youth are not denied their right to an excellent education.” Sydni’s IES Abroad internship placement at the Social Services Center of Los Yébenes in Madrid allowed her to practice her Spanish language skills, and gave her handson experience mentoring and tutoring students from lowincome backgrounds. “I may have only worked with twenty kids in Madrid [during the Fall 2016 semester], but I have positively impacted their entire world,” explains Sydni. Reflecting on her internship, Sydni realized she could continue to support youth and help them thrive—not only

in Madrid but beyond. “When I sought out to change the lives of children who the world deems less-fortunate...I didn’t realize that mine would be changed too. I didn’t realize that I would find my purpose or that they would inspire me to become a global change agent.” Building upon her experience abroad, Sydni spent the summer as an intern with the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School, and plans to dedicate her career to helping inner-city youth. “Ultimately, I hope to start a non-profit organization that will give youth who’ve made mistakes, youth who have faced criminal charges, a second chance. The youth are our future. The youth are my passion. All youth deserve a fair chance. The IES Abroad program taught me this.”

“ Students like Sydni Williams are the future leaders of this global economy, and it’s imperative that we encourage them to embrace cultures distinct from their own so they may learn adaptability, as well as the ability to view the world through a different lens. We are a studentfocused, mission-driven organization, and the Global Citizen of the Year Award brings attention to the positive impact our globally-minded students are making, and the achievements they’re capable of in the future.” — Dr. Mary M. Dwyer, IES Abroad President and CEO

HONORABLE MENTIONS ILEANA EXARAS “The Musician” Lehigh University Vienna, Spring 2016

Ileana’s musical talents and her passion for social justice and economics flourished during her time in Vienna. She created musical compositions and conducted global research, acting as a positive force for change.

SOPHIA IOSUE “The Volunteer” Harvard University Vienna, Fall 2016 Sophia spent her semester abroad volunteering at SOS-Kinderdorf, where she mentored refugees from the Middle East. She formed new friendships and learned of the linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic barriers refugees face first-hand.

ALICE WOODS “The Advocate” University of Miami Cape Town, Spring 2015, 2016 Alice’s ongoing efforts in Cape Town shed light on HIV-prevention and gender equality, where she worked with local organizations such as Sonke Gender Justice and Community Media Trust. Studying abroad gave her a new perspective and a newfound purpose for the future. WWW.IESABROAD.ORG/ALUMNI | FALL 2017 | 15


IES Abroad Named’s

TOP STUDY ABROAD ORGANIZATION OF 2016 With thousands of study abroad organizations for students to choose from around the world, we’re excited to share that IES Abroad was named the Top Study Abroad Organization of 2016 by For more than 15 years, has been the premier online resource for discovering meaningful international experiences and alternative travel opportunities. The top ranking is based on student reviews of IES Abroad programs that have been made on the site. IES Abroad surpassed 3,031 of GoAbroad’s international partners, of which 151 receive active reviews from students. Students from more than 125 colleges and universities rated IES Abroad study abroad and internships programs, with 311 of the student reviews giving IES Abroad a rating of 9.5 out of 10. Another 1,009 reviews gave IES Abroad a score of 9.35 out of 10. We partner with online directories like so students can easily compare and contrast study abroad programs and internship abroad opportunities, as well as read first-hand reviews from alumni themselves. Reviews like these make IES Abroad the number one provider: “ I would recommend IES Abroad to anyone who was studying abroad. They were friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived to the airport to the moment 16 | FALL 2017 | WWW.IESABROAD.ORG/ALUMNI

we left...My summer abroad has continued to be a positive influence even months later, and the staff continues to make an effort to keep a connection to their past students.” — Lauren | IES Abroad Dublin “ My study abroad experience in Santiago, Chile, surpassed my expectations. As a member of the Health Studies Program, I took a Spanish for Healthcare Professionals course, did an internship at a community health foundation, and participated in a health studies seminar.” — Andrew | IES Abroad Santiago “ Studying abroad in China for the 2015-16 academic year with IES Abroad was undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable, challenging, and transformative experiences of my life so far, and I look back on my experiences in Beijing as the highlight of my college career.” — Megan | IES Abroad Beijing As a leader in the field of international education for more than 65 years, we have dedicated ourselves to making our study abroad and internship programs accessible to more and more students. From our headquarters in Chicago to our Centers worldwide, we are continuing to do this through reductions in our program prices, new lower-cost program options, and increased for-credit internships—all supported by our strong financial aid and scholarship program. ■




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Inspiring Students to RISE High Making a Difference: Milan Students Get Involved in Refugee Crisis Service Learning: Volunteering in a Foreign Country


Erin Whalen (back row center) with staff and students at the graduation ceremony for the founding class of RISE High in June 2017.

Inspiring Students to



he learned studying abroad in South Africa, alumnus Erin Whalen (Cape Town, Spring 2011) is on a mission to transform the education system for homeless and foster youth in Los Angeles, with the help of a $10 million grant from educational powerhouses Russlynn Ali and Laurene Powell Jobs. Last year, Erin, along with fellow educator Kari Croft, won the

law after graduation. Majoring in anthropology, Erin chose IES

grant from XQ: The Super School Project—one of 10 winning

Abroad Cape Town for its robust anthropological program

school designs out of 700 applications—for their idea to

and to satisfy his desire to learn more about South Africa—its

create RISE High, a school designed specifically to address

beauty, history, diversity, and culture. Little did he know it would

the unique needs of transient and underserved youth in Los

be instrumental in changing the course of his future career.

Angeles. Academically and geographically, the school will meet students where they are with multiple sites embedded

From the moment he got off the plane in Cape Town, Erin was

in social service providers across the city, as well as a mobile

hooked and left in awe by the beautiful scenery, the rhythm of

resource center that will drive to students.

the city, and the brilliant and talented people that surrounded him. “It was an outstanding environment to step into and it

But for Erin, the path to becoming an educator wasn’t always

just felt like a new chapter. I could already tell that I was going

clear. It was a journey that began during his semester abroad

to be exposed to something brand new, something different

in South Africa, while a junior at Grinnell College. Passionate

that would open my eyes to possibility and diversity in a new,

about social justice and equity, Erin had planned to go into

beautiful way,” recalls Erin.


OUR PATH FORWARD: SERVICE Erin works on a mural with kids (top) and enjoys the newly built slide with youth at a playground IES Abroad Cape Town students helped fund and build for a community in Nyanga.

Determined to work towards social justice and equity through education, Erin joined Teach for America after graduation and was placed in Miami

That sense of possibility was illuminated

where he taught all levels of English at

for Erin during a service learning trip,

North Miami Middle School. After three

a major component of the IES Abroad

years, he returned to his home state

Cape Town program that gives students

of California and taught at KIPP Sol in

the opportunity to get directly involved

East Los Angeles and served as a Corps

in local communities. Erin was placed

Member Advisor over the summer,

in Nyanga, a township west of the city,

teaching incoming teachers. This is

where he fell in love with the people

where he met fellow educator Kari Croft.

and the work. “We funded and built a playground at the Nyanga Red Cross

“Together we had many conversations

which was one of the most incredible

about why students were pulled out

experiences of my life.” Over the course

of our classrooms, and how little the

of the project, Erin worked directly

education system did to support them

with youth and community leaders to

through these challenges,” explains Erin.

strategize around what would be needed.

“They got pulled out for reasons they

“I got to see the way certain populations

couldn’t control: many were transient,

are ignored and shadowed in society, which is a huge reason why I got into education,” explains Erin. From painting a mural with the kids on the playground to staying with a local family, Erin grew close to the people in Nyanga and developed a sense of solidarity with them. Seeing the project come to fruition and the impact on not only the children, but himself, was

faced housing instability, family issues,


homelessness and foster care.” And


one of the most important lessons he

because they had too many absences, they weren’t allowed to return to the classroom—effectively shutting them out of the education system. It was an issue that continued to gnaw at them, says Erin. “So as we continued to have these conversations we started talking to kids about their experiences and what resources they would need to

learned about community service. “Just being in college

stay in school,” recalls Erin. “The systems we were in wouldn’t

and being able to work alongside people in this community

allow them to come back because they had missed too many

in a way that would impact them forever, showed me the

days of school and they were in a system based on time spent

power of community service and how it is just as impactful

learning versus what they know.”

for the person contributing, as it is for the community who benefits. It’s a two way street, and it’s a lesson I still teach

Erin in front of Camps Bay in Cape Town, South Africa.

my students,” says Erin. In addition to the service learning project in Nyanga, Erin visited schools in South Africa that inspired him to think more critically about the education system in the U.S. “After studying abroad in Cape Town, it really pointed me in the direction of social justice and teaching youth about the educational system as a form of resistance, the power of equity, and using their voice for change,” recalls Erin. “In South Africa, I saw a lot of students who were incredibly poised and able to advocate for themselves. In America, kids of color aren’t always afforded the tools or platforms to navigate the educational system in efforts of expressing who they truly are.” WWW.IESABROAD.ORG/ALUMNI | FALL 2017 | 19

OUR PATH FORWARD: SERVICE As Erin explains, “One of the biggest issues is that modern

and XQ: The Super School Project put out a request for design

day education is built around meeting the needs of kids who

ideas to rethink high school in America.

have the privilege of just being a student. Many youth are unable to just be students—they are parents, they need to

Together, with input from students, administrators, teachers,

help their families and they need support: financial, social, and

community members, wraparound service providers, industry

emotional. They have so many needs that are linked to survival

partners and local educational leadership, they put together

that are more basic and important than education. We don’t

an application for their concept for RISE High—one of 700

build systems that make it easy to achieve education for these

submitted from across the country. In September 2016, RISE

students. It’s about equity and we’re not providing that to

High was chosen as an XQ Super School winner, one of 10

these students through the traditional education system.”

designs to win a $10 million grant to bring their schools to fruition over the next five years. “I had a little blind faith because

Out of these discussions the idea for RISE (Revolutionary

I was thinking about the need and what we had experienced as

Individualized Student Experience)—a holistic school with

teachers,” says Erin recalling the moment they won.

wraparound services to address the needs of students experiencing transiency academically, emotionally, and

RISE will operate out of learning centers across the city

geographically—was born. Instead of focusing on credits and

located in existing space at social services providers that

time in the classroom, they envisioned a school with flexible

will be able to provide wraparound services like counseling,

schedules and individualized learning plans with a clear

emotional support, and legal services. A mobile resource

pathway to college and career readiness. But the challenge

center—that will come to students unable to access the brick

was how to make their dream school come to fruition. The

and mortar locations—is also in the works. Like everything

idea was three years in the making, when the stars aligned

else at RISE, students’ input will be at the heart of it. “We have prioritized having learning resources, whether



that means computers and access to content, as well as tutors, counselors, and psychologists, and anything the kids would need,” says Erin. RISE is also getting rid of grade levels. “We’ve found that many of our kids are coming in who need these resources were over-age but undercredited,” explains Erin. “So even though they are 17, they are in 9th grade because of the credits, even though they may have understanding of the academic competencies.” Instead students will move through chapters: from one to three at their own pace. “Moving through chapters has to do with the social emotional competencies of caring for yourself, connecting with your community, challenging others and challenging yourself, as well as academic competencies that are also related to work readiness,” adds Erin. “I got to see that a lot in South Africa. On the college campus we focused on the rationale behind what we were learning and in Nyanga the kids were taught social emotional learning and Erin poses with local children at the playground IES Abroad Cape Town students helped fund and build in Nyanga as part of their study abroad service learning project in 2011.


Erin address the first group of RISE High graduates / Erin Whalen (second left) next to Kari Croft, with the RISE High team of educators.

care for the community. That allowed me to have a better

found confidence in their students’ abilities to advocate for

understanding for what that means now that I’m founding my

themselves and others. “We’ve had kids who have had anger

own school.”

management issues actually writing the support plan for future students at RISE and becoming the authors of how to

As Assistant Principal at RISE, Erin is also overseeing the

support kids who have experiences or challenges with anger,”

integration of technology into the curriculum. Together with

explains Erin. “We are really seeing kids take ownership of

Dream See Do, Erin is creating a platform to allow students

their life experiences and using it to become change-makers

to access content and show strengths and competencies they

and become advocates for other kids who are experiencing

are mastering even when they can’t be on campus. There will

challenges in their lives.”

also be an app that gives students access to find the support they need outside of the classroom. “Whether they need a

Reflecting on his study abroad experience, Erin says he still

shelter or a hot meal or emotional support, they can find them

draws upon lessons he learned there in his role as an educator.

using the geofeature on the map. So even if it is late at night

“South Africa and the people I met there really taught me

they can have access to these resources,” explains Erin.

how to be present and to pause and to focus on what really matters most: and those are the human beings in front of you

In 2016-17, RISE was piloted with a group of 30 students at

in that moment.” And, he adds, “Working alongside youth to

Da Vinci in Hawthorne, California. The first group of founding

build a playground and seeing the power of their voice in the

students graduated this summer—and it was an amazing

process impacted the way I leveraged and valued student-

moment for staff and students alike. “It was one of the first

voice in the creation of RISE.”

moments where we were able to pause and reflect on the work that has been done and the beautiful journey that our

Today, Erin and the RISE team are gearing up for the official

kids have taken us on with them. Many have been told that

opening of two RISE locations across the city this fall. For Erin

they wouldn’t be able to graduate and they have internalized

the coming year will be fully focused on working in solidarity

messages about their potential that are untrue and unfair,”

with the students, community, and staff to create the most

says Erin, “so it was incredible to see their beautiful faces walk

empowering educational space for youth. Looking ahead, he

across the stage.”

says, “Their experiences validate why this school is important and why it will be incredible for so many kids in Los Angeles

In addition to academic growth, Erin and the staff are

and hopefully beyond.” ■

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Being of Service:


have made it a point throughout our 65-year history to lend a hand in times of crisis—from IES Abroad Vienna’s volunteerism and donations during the height of Europe’s refugee crisis to new volunteering and service learning opportunities for students studying abroad in Milan.

New Service Learning Opportunity:

STUDENTS GET INVOLVED IN MILAN’S REFUGEE CRISIS In Spring 2017, IES Abroad Milan began offering a new Service Learning course for semester students that includes volunteer placement at the Immigration Service of the Comune di Milano—an organization that provides orientation and assistance to immigrants and refugees.

Here students work side-by-side with members of the local community where they learn about the refugee crisis and how the city of Milan is handling it, from both an administrative and human perspective. “When it was announced this opportunity would be offered for course credit at IES Abroad Milan, I knew it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” says Blair Betik (Milan, Spring 2017). Read about her experience in her blog post at right. During the semester, students volunteer with migrants at an urban refugee camp in Milan, where they help social workers, lawyers, and other specialists provide a wide range of services, such as family unification programs, political asylum case preparations, and job skill training. There is also a weekly seminar component for students to discuss readings and share experiences with others who are also participating in service learning. As part of the inaugural course in Spring 2017, students visited an urban refugee camp where newly-arrived 22 | FALL 2017 | WWW.IESABROAD.ORG/ALUMNI

migrants receive food, shelter, clothing and medical care. During their visit, they received a tour from an official in the City of Milan’s Department of Immigration. Because



the majority of migrants who arrive in Italy choose to come to Milan, the city faces staggering challenges. Students were given an inside look at these challenges, and learned about the complexities of running the largest refugee camp in Italy. Participating in a service learning experience in Milan is one of the best ways for students to gain a deeper understanding of the city’s culture and society, while receiving an interdisciplinary overview of subjects like human rights, political asylum, and multiculturalism.


STUDENT VOLUNTEERING & COMMUNITY-BUILDING EXERCISES WITH YOUNG REFUGEES This past year, IES Abroad Milan, Fall 2016 students Lindsay Hexter and Heather Ward participated in a three-day volunteer program in Siracusa, Sicily, working with young refugees who arrived in Italy as unaccompanied minors. Lindsay and Heather engaged with the refugees in community-building exercises, such as sharing meals, leisure time, and working on a community theater project. “Before this experience, I had a ‘media-tainted’ understanding of the refugee crisis at best,” Lindsay explains. “By getting to know real people who have been affected, I was able to wash away my preconceived notions and develop my own perspective. It has been an unprecedented opportunity to reflect on my own values.” Run by the non-profit organization Intercultural Studies Center, the volunteer program promotes awareness of one of the greatest humanitarian tragedies of our time. As a hotspot of the refugee crisis, Sicily is well-positioned to give students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn

about social justice, human rights, and conflict resolution. This experience has given Heather a completely new set of tools for understanding Italy—taking her beyond the “bucket-list” of incredible food, art, and landscapes that



originally brought her here. “The idea of what we should do and see is almost like a preset feature of a semester in Italy,” says Heather, but “studying abroad means having opportunities to go beyond the must-see checklist and taking part of the social and political dialogues that are happening in Italy right now.”


Service Learning: Volunteering in a Foreign Country Check out more blogs from our students at

January 25, 2017

of my program. no’s World Cultures Center the third week “I began volunteering at Comune di Mila interviewing in est inter my and based on my language skills My placement within the Center was am relatively and now, years three ly studied Italian for near and working with clients firsthand. I’ve no English. I y lutel abso ks spea who l worker named Rosanna proficient, so I was placed with a socia emails from English with completion of documents, answering act almost as her shadow—helping her ing client interviews into Italian for her. speakers, and translating English-speak sit in on the weekly owing Rosanna, I was lucky enough to My very first day, before I began shad Italian social workers, Comune. Sitting in a meeting with eight meeting of all the social workers at the d be doing. never in a million years thought I woul all women, in Milan, was something I They serve people that with these ladies, who work for others. ers Right off the bat, I felt so comfortable faces they see are the faces of their broth trymen. They help not just because the coun their even or ds, e… frien or hom a ly, fami need ly are not their like people who desperate use they want these clients to be treated beca help y —the sons and hters daug and and sisters t the ways a t Italy’s immigration policies, and abou en, about the immigration crisis, abou wom these from learn to ed I’m learning so de… excit am outsi I they provide to our friends can really help people with the services own my than al liber more far try coun istically and socially, and I’m so grateful.” much already, challenging myself lingu


ATTEND AN ALUMNI EVENT Expand your IES Abroad network, make new connections, and learn what career paths other alumni have taken at an upcoming all-alumni event. For more information and to register, please visit

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Spring 2018

RECONNECT: IES ABROAD ALUMNI WEEKENDS Relive your study abroad memories and make new ones at an upcoming IES Abroad Alumni Weekend. From faculty-led walking tours to dinners with classmates, there is something for everyone to enjoy. During the weekend you’ll have the opportunity to reconnect with friends, visit the current IES Abroad Center, and explore your old stomping grounds. Whether it has been 5 years or 55, we invite you to gather your class (or attend on your own) for an upcoming Alumni Weekend! For more information, including event itineraries, registration details, reunion toolkits, and to see if your class is reuniting, visit:



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UPCOMING REUNIONS For a complete listing of all upcoming class reunions in the U.S. and abroad, visit This list is regularly updated so check back often!

REQUEST YOUR CLASS LIST Whether you are planning a reunion, want to invite classmates to an IES Abroad event, or just want to get back in touch, we can help. To request your class list, contact us at along with your name, Center, and study abroad year, or call 800.995.2300 and ask to speak with Alumni Engagement. We look forward to helping you reconnect!


INTERESTED IN REUNITING WITH YOUR CLASS? Whether you would like to plan a reunion in the U.S. or at an Alumni Weekend, we are here to help! Contact Jennifer Jerzyk (Nantes, Spring 1981) at or 312.261.5069 to get started today!

THANK YOU! Last year, reuniting classes came together to pass along the gift of study abroad by raising $100,495 for scholarships and travel grants to make study abroad possible for current and future students.


Alumni reunite at the inaugural IES Abroad Durham Alumni Weekend

11 DURHAM CLASSES REPRESENTED AT FIRST-EVER DURHAM ALUMNI WEEKEND From 1969 to 2000, nearly 1,000 IES Abroad students lived and learned in the northern city of Durham, England. On April 7, 2017, nearly 50 alumni and their guests gathered together to kick-off the inaugural IES Abroad Durham Alumni Weekend at the prestigious Durham University. The weekend’s festivities began at the IES Abroad London Center where alumni were greeted by Center Director John Ockey who thanked attendees for their generous contributions to the IES Abroad Durham Alumni Leadership Gift. This collectively provides $61,740 in scholarships for IES Abroad U.K.-based programs and more than $1,075,000 in planned gifts for IES Abroad students.

the first IES Abroad Durham Center Director. Alumni also enjoyed reconnecting with former Durham Center Directors Geoffrey Thrush and Jenny Hobbs, who were in attendance. During the weekend, reunion attendees also visited their colleges, explored the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Durham, strolled along the riverwalk, and took the opportunity to appreciate the interior of the renowned Durham Cathedral before heading home. ETURNING TO DURHAM REMINDED ME OF THE “ RJOY OF MEETING FELLOW TRAVELERS, AND WHAT A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE THAT YEAR HAD BEEN. MY DURHAM EXPERIENCE BETTER EQUIPPED ME TO SUCCEED IN MY CHOSEN CAREER.

From London, alumni made their way to the Durham University Castle for a welcome reception hosted by Vice Chancellor of Durham University, Professor Stuart Corbridge, who provided remarks on Durham University


today. It was the ideal place for attendees to rekindle the experience of living and learning abroad in this ancient city. The highlight of the weekend was the lovely Saturday dinner at Hatfield College, hosted by alumna Debbie Schuler (Durham 1973-74). Alumni from IES Abroad classes, ranging 1971 to 1984, shared lively stories of basketball championships, formal college dinners, trips to continental Europe, and memories of Professor Spooner,


TO SEE MORE PHOTOS from the inaugural Durham Alumni Weekend and other alumni events, visit or www.Flickr/IESabroadAlumni. WWW.IESABROAD.ORG/ALUMNI | FALL 2017 | 25


WHERE ARE THEY TODAY? Read on to see where life has taken your classmates since studying abroad. For a complete listing of updates, please visit us at To submit your own update, go to


Alyssa Shoup, 2009 Spring – I graduated from the University of Rochester in 2010 with a B.A. in Media & Cultural Studies and in 2011 from the Warner School of Education at University of Rochester with an M.S. in Higher Education. Studying abroad in Auckland, New Zealand, contributed significantly to my undergraduate degree program, but also fueled my passion for working in higher education to build community both with students and alumni.


Chantal Lawrence, 1998 Spring – After working in non-profit/NYC government for 16 years, I made the decision to follow my heart and I am now a flight attendant for United Airlines! It was difficult to relocate from Brooklyn to Houston, but I love my job! I love meeting new people and working with various flight crews. As a United French-language certified flight attendant, I use my fluency in French to make in-flight announcements and assist Francophone passengers on trips to Paris, Geneva, and Bruxelles. As the daughter and niece of airline pilots, I’m happy to continue the family tradition. Michael McGill, 2000 Spring – I recently graduated from the University of Texas Executive MBA program in Austin, Texas. Sally Rush Peter, 2000 Fall – I am currently living outside of Cleveland, OH. I’ve been with Aspen Dental Management for a little over 10 years and worked my way through the ranks to a Director of Operations position. My husband and I had our first child in November of 2013, our daughter, Riley. I took on a new role as a Talent Acquisition Manager to better support our family life. My study abroad in Dijon, France, was one of the best things I ever did. I made great friends that I am still in contact with. I

traveled to eight different countries during my time there, which is more than I’ve traveled the rest of my life combined. Most importantly for me, having grown up in a small town with my entire extended family nearby, it was the first thing I did on my own. I gained a ton of confidence and independence which has helped me immensely both personally and professionally. I would recommend participation in a study abroad program to everyone! Kelly Goodpaster Fuller, 2005 Spring – The past year has been a whirlwind. In August 2015, I passed my exam and earned my credentials as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). I am currently working as a global meeting and events planner with Creative Group, which is a leader in third-party meeting and incentive management and travel. My study abroad experiences were no doubt the catalyst for the drive to manage international programs and travel. I’m looking forward to future programs in the Caribbean and Europe next year, along with domestic events. I was also recently married in October 2015 and am enjoying married life and our new house that we purchased earlier this year.


Rich Venezia, 2010 Fall – An avid family historian since childhood, Rich started Rich Roots Genealogy in 2013. He specializes in twentieth-century immigrant ancestry, with a focus on Italian and Irish immigrants. He just celebrated his second season as a researcher on “Genealogy Roadshow” (PBS) and also worked as a consultant on “Follow Your Past” (Travel Channel). He largely credits IES Abroad and his time traveling for fueling his entrepreneurial passion. He was able to visit his ancestral village in Ireland while studying abroad, and nothing’s been the same since. Visit for more information.


Donald Zelkind, 1972-73 – I attended Medical and Law School at the University of Colorado, stayed for one year after my anesthesiology residency as a clinical instructor, and later as assistant professor of anesthesiology. I practiced medicine for fifteen years in private practice, and afterwards practiced law for ten years. I am mostly retired in beautiful Vail, Colorado. We spend our winters and summers in the States. My wife was born in Shanghai and consequently, we generally spend our autumn and spring in Asia. My study abroad experience kindled my passion for travel and cultural exchange, which are both key ingredients to our current lifestyle. Connie Hume Dykstra, 1974-75 – I recently retired from the DC area to Maine, where we’ve summered for 35+ years.

European Union

Erin Taylor, 2001 Spring – Study abroad sparked my passion for German, Germany, Europe, and understanding foreign cultures. Since participating in the EU program in 2001, I have worked for the German Embassy and British Consulate, as well as the Carnegie Endowment and Georgetown University. I’ve used my German or the knowledge learned 26 | FALL 2017 | WWW.IESABROAD.ORG/ALUMNI

as part of the EU program in each position. I was particularly excited to return to Germany for a year as an Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Scholar where I researched German public diplomacy policy post 9/11. My position at Save the Children involved significant work on refugee issues and my knowledge of Europe helps me explain the refugee crisis in Germany and Europe to my colleagues. Katherine Malzbender, 2011 Fall – After graduating from Johns Hopkins in 2013, I worked for a small environmental nonprofit in DC for a year and then began my MSc in Environmental Policy at the London School of Economics. I completed my degree in 2015 and have since been working as the U.S. Campaigns Organizer with The Climate Reality Project, an organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore to advocate for climate solutions. My time in Freiburg motivated my continued passion in sustainability and urban planning and influenced my choice of MSc dissertation topic—exploring the role of the private sector in promoting sustainability in urban renewal projects. I’ve been back to Germany once since my time there and am excited to move back to Europe in the next few years. Frank Garrison, 2014 Fall – I am currently a graduate student in a Dual Master of Public Administration and Master of Arts in International Relations degree program at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School.


Carol Sarshik, 1975 Fall – My semester in London at the German Y on Craven Terrace started a lifelong love affair for me with London. Inspired by Mr. Mowatt and the wonderful faculty, I developed an appreciation for the world outside of the U.S. that I never would have had. I’m so grateful for a larger worldview. I spent my 50th birthday, on Christmas Eve, circling on the London Eye, and I headed back to London to celebrate my 61st birthday in London. This time I will get to share it with my two daughters and their life partners, as well as mine. I look forward to a return trip to the Hard Rock Cafe at Green Park, which in 1975, was the only place to get a good burger. The competition was Wimpy’s if I remember correctly. So, to all my Fall 1975 London colleagues, thank you for making that semester so special.


David Freitas, 1976-77 – Following a short stint as an attorney upon my graduation from Santa Clara University undergraduate and law school I pursued a career in government right of way including six years as an airport property manager at San Jose Mineta International Airport. As a City of San Jose

ALUMNI CONNECTIONS retiree I spend lots of time traveling with my wife, an Alaska Airlines retiree, and in our frequent trips to Portugal (mainland, Azores and Madeira) we have been able to make some side trips to Spain. I do plan on visiting my old hangouts in Madrid where I spent the 1976-77 school year the next time I travel to Portugal. I am involved in the local Portuguese American community as a board member of the Portuguese Heritage Society of California. Recently I was reminded of my time in Spain when a “Tuna” student musical group from the University of Porto Medical School performed here in the Bay Area. My experiences in Madrid definitely contributed to my interest in learning more about my Portuguese background and spending as much time as possible in Portugal with my Portuguese-born wife. Talia Fraulo Lasalandra, 2006 Fall – I am now an ELL Teacher, trying to keep up with my Spanish since studying abroad in Madrid so I can translate with my Hispanic parents/students.


Lorenzo Petruzziello, 1996 Spring – I recently wrote my debut novel, The Love Fool, and am raising funds via pre-orders to publish. I reflected on my time in Italy and came up with a novel inspired by my personal and professional experiences. Learn more at: Prairie Cutting, 2003 Spring – Next month I will make Perpetual Profession as a nun, committing to this lifestyle for the rest of my life. I have lived at Amigas del Señor Monastery (Methodist-Quaker) on the North Coast of Honduras for over 10 years. I still have a couple of friends and fine memories of my semester abroad in Milan, Italy, in 2003. The chance to experience another culture is invaluable. We invite unattached women to join us in Honduras!


Christina Pierce, 1995 Spring – When I did my study abroad in France, I chose Nantes because everyone else in my school was going to Paris. I think it made all the difference for two reasons. First of all, in Nantes, I was able to take a teaching course which allowed students to volunteer at a local school as an English teacher assistant. It was a great experience for me because it helped me realize that I enjoyed teaching, and that it would be a viable career after graduation. I ended up teaching English in Japan for five years, and now after 20 years of teaching Japanese students, I now own a language school, Koby Learning Group, in Novi, MI. Second of all, after six years of wading through French classes, I found I could pick it up 10 times quicker in Nantes, where there were not many English speakers. Choosing to make local friends instead of spending time with other American students was key. With this knowledge, I only studied Japanese for one year before moving to Japan, and it worked out fine. My students now ask me how to best learn a language, and I always say to plug into the local community life! Make friends! Step out of your comfort zone! It’s the best way, and I learned it during my study abroad in Nantes. Hollie Freeman, 2003 Spring – Study abroad by far was the most impactful experience of my personal development. Being exposed to another culture and forced to communicate in a different language forces you to think bigger, be more understanding of others, and approach problems in a different way both personally and professionally. I’d also never give up that travel bug I caught!


Sue Sahlman Stoffel, 1978 Spring – I spent my junior year in Paris. It was an extraordinary experience that has impacted my life in ways I could have never imagined. Taking courses at the Sorbonne in Art History in French under the IES umbrella was something that affected everything I have achieved in my private and professional life. A fluency in French, a love of Parisians and the French, and a lifelong engagement with art was cemented there. My first job out of college was with the French tableware company Christofle. I also met my future Swiss husband during that time and moved from NY to Zurich, where acquiring a second and third language came much easier because I could first communicate in French. As an American in Zurich, I was accepted into Swiss society, not as that “ugly American” but as someone with European ties to culture and to that particular way of life. It also has impacted my three daughters who carry multiple passports and speak multiple languages. My roommate in Paris during that time is still one of my closest friends. My present professional engagement as an arts administrator makes use of my French/German on a daily basis. And I am in Paris at least once a year just to relive those memories. Elizabeth Stephens, 2012 Fall – I am a selfacknowledged weirdo who has been writing since the age of 11. While I have a particular affinity for romance, I have also dabbled in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. I am a big fan of inclusion and my books always include kick-ass ladies of color. My most recent release, The Hunting Town, came out in July 2017 and tells the story of five brothers, brought together by the foster system, and the women they love. This story involves the mafia, cartels, diversity, and small town romance, and is my third publication. Find the book on Amazon or anywhere online books are sold. More about my sci-fi series can also be found at my website at In addition to writing, my “day job” is in communications for public and private sector clients across Africa. I currently work for CIVICUS Alliance in Johannesburg. When I’m not writing or day-jobbing I can most often be found reading, drawing, throwing pottery, watching horror movies, and protesting for causes that I hope will make the world a better place for all. Keara Parciak, 2013 Spring – I recently graduated from Westminster Choir College where I received my Masters in Sacred Music. I returned to Paris three times after studying abroad to participate/work in the EAMA summer music program. I worked as a translator. Study abroad has developed my love of France and the French Language and has led me to consider some day getting my Ph.D. in music in Paris. I have made several connections with professors from the Ecole Normale de Musique, the Schola Cantorum, and the Paris Conservatory.


Christina Noriega Bambrick, 2011 Fall – I’m in my fifth year working toward my Ph.D. in Government at the University of Texas. Studying abroad in Rome gave me the opportunity to work with some amazing professors (Renato Moro, Claudia Marriotti, Lori King) whose passion for Italian politics and history,

and philosophy and theology were contagious. I likely would not have pursued graduate school if it weren’t for them sharing the history and beauty of Rome with me. I am also recently married, and look forward to taking my husband to the Eternal City before too long. Tracy Ennesser, 2016 Spring – Going abroad completely transformed my take on life. Since returning home, I have challenged myself to live each day to its fullest potential. I embrace challenges and look forward to the unknown.


Dom Ford, 1992 Fall – After attending the IES Abroad Salamanca program, I went on to graduate from the Virginia Military Institute. Subsequently I was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, specializing in communications. During the past 23 years I have served in a variety of jobs which includes commanding Marine units at the platoon, company and battalion levels; a tour with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and multiple combat deployments. My numerous postings have taken me to various U.S. locations, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, South Korea, Australia, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In my Afghanistan posting I branched outside of my communications field and worked in the areas of civil military operations, counter-insurgency, and counter-narcotics. I was promoted to Colonel this past July and my most recent assignment has brought my family and me back to Okinawa, Japan (my second tour) where I oversee the voice and data networks that support Marine Corps Installations throughout the Pacific. I was recently selected to command the Marine Corps Communications and Electronics School which will occur this June. I would say that my IES experience, which was my first international travel experience, did much to “widen my aperture” and provide me an invaluable worldview as I embarked on my Marine Corps career as a young lieutenant. It helped me appreciate other cultures as well as increase my affection for my own country. All in all it was a phenomenal experience which I would highly recommend to today’s college student.


Mónica Hicks and Justin Hicks, 2014 Fall – Mónica and Justin were just two college juniors in search of adventure who instead found each other 4,901 miles away from home. They met as part of the IES Abroad Santiago program along with 18 other peers. As fate would have it, they both happened to be from Texas; he lived in Dallas and she lived in Houston. Exactly six months after meeting each other in the Arturo Benitez Airport—despite having ridden on the same nine hour flight to Santiago—they began dating. Nearly two-and-a-half years into their relationship, Justin proposed to Mónica on a day trip to Minneapolis alongside a beautiful waterfall in Minnehaha Park, all of which was secretly captured by their great friend and IES companion Jennifer Yelk, who also happened to capture their first photo together abroad. Nearly three years after meeting, they married on June 25, 2017 with half of their cohort present. WWW.IESABROAD.ORG/ALUMNI | FALL 2017 | 27



Ramsey Ismail, 2012 Fall, 2012 Spring – Getting to go to Japan with IES Abroad fundamentally reshaped how I saw the world. Spending a year abroad allowed me to see the bigger picture of what was going on in the world, and getting to do research inspired me to the career path I’m pursuing now, a Ph.D. in Anthropology. Shin-San, Ishikawa-San, Lee-San, and at the time Watanabe-san and Kudo-san, were collectively immensely supportive mentors and always available for a knock on the door. And the homestay family I got to stay with, I made a second family around the world. I can name three defining moments in my life, coming to IES was one of them.


Eileen Bickman Bucklin, 1958 Fall – The program greatly impacted my life. The instruction from Dr. Ivo Lederer and a Russian language class led me to grad school after a year teaching at a small college in VT. I got a Ph.D. in Russian History from Yale and eventually moved to Hawaii where I taught both Russian and European History at Punahou School for most of my career. Realizing how valuable travel is, I, with an English and an art history teacher, took my students to Europe on trips from Greece to England, tracing the development of European civilization. Upon retiring I moved to the Virginia coast for the winter and Quebec for the summer and only recently to Oregon where I have kept busy with too much community volunteer work and lots of quilting inspired by the Hawaiian years. One feature of the IES program was to connect us with local Viennese students. I have kept in touch with mine for over 50 years. The IES year was a transforming experience.

Berlin, we settled down in Michigan, sprouting our wonderful family of two boys and a girl. We now have four beautiful grandchildren! I have been an ESL Instructor for 20 years in the Detroit area, working for agencies and privately. I am also the author of two historical novels that take place in Europe and a coming-of-age novel set in Africa. My experience in Vienna has led to a life-long love of the German language and especially a great appreciation for the city of Vienna. As the old saying goes, I left a suitcase in that magnificent city of music. I would recommend to any student who has a passion for life, to take a year (or more) studying in a foreign country. Clarke Canfield, 1978-79 – My year in Vienna still has an impact on me to this day. That is where my eyes opened to the world. I think my experiences in Vienna led me to being a journalist. For more than 30 years, I wrote and edited for daily newspapers, magazines, a web site and, for the final 13 years of my journalism years, for The Associated Press. Three years ago, I was ready for a change and became communications director for a local college. When I visited Vienna in 2005, I went to the IES Center; no longer was it at Palais Kinsky. There, I met a couple of students who, like me, expressed how spending so much time in such a foreign land had changed them.... for the better. They must have thought I was so old; they weren’t even born when I spent a year abroad in Vienna. But as the years go by, some things stay the same. I think the positive impact Vienna had on me all those years ago holds true for the students of today.

Sarah Wilm Hunter, 1999 Fall – Sarah was inducted into the Southwest Minnesota Nursing Honor Society in November of 2016. Sarah is pursuing her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing through Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota. She is a Registered Nurse at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, Minnesota and works in medical/ surgical, pediatrics, and IV infusions. Brian Walls, 1999 Spring – Studying in Vienna started me on a journey of learning about people and cultures that has greatly impacted my career as a Physical Therapist. Learning about and falling in love with the city and the people of Vienna taught me how to meet and relate to individuals of all backgrounds and nationalities. IES Vienna is always in my heart! Drew Schweppe, 2010 Fall – I can proudly say that my time studying abroad completely changed my perspective and outlook on life, music, and culture. I’ve returned to Vienna quite a few times since my semester abroad in 2010 and have since gone on to found my own company, Informusic— the world’s first ever, all-in-one music history resource for smartphones and tablets. Learn more at Brooke Brehm, 2015 Fall – I’m an Arts Administration Graduate Student at Drexel University and I’m working at the Walnut Street Theatre as a Ticketing Services Agent. Note: Submissions may be edited for length and clarity. Due to space constraints, not all submissions could be included. For a complete listing, visit

Pamela Nash Saur, 1968-69 – My year of study in Vienna was definitely life-changing. I went on to study and teach German language and literature (as well as English and linguistics) and developed a research specialty in Austrian literature. I have returned to Vienna a number of times to participate in literary conferences or conduct research. My publications include many scholarly articles, German to English translations of four Austrian books, and monographs on Ernst Weiss and Adalbert Stifter. I’m continuing my Austrian scholarship now in retirement.


Elizabeth Smith-Chavez, 1968-69 – Vienna opened the world for a young girl from the San Fernando Valley, who thought any building over 20 years old was really old. The chance to travel in Europe and the Middle East changed my life. Since then, I have traveled as much as I could (never enough) from Mongolia to wherever. It is a small world—my roommate in Vienna (Grace Hitchman McGrath) ended up in San Diego with me. After many years with “Big Law,” I got smart and opened my own firm where I get to work as little or as much as I want— and get to keep the money for myself. This summer we are headed to Eastern Europe to travel through countries that had different names when we were there. I cannot wait to see how the area changed. Last year we spent some time in Vienna—my poor husband was dragged from coffee house to beer hall, listening to all my memories. Next year? Who knows?

Andrew Eldredge (Cape Town, Spring 2010) – On August 19, 2016, Andrew passed away after health complications resulting from a tragic motorcycle-pedestrian accident. Up until his accident, Andrew frequently spoke with a wide smile and adoration of his time abroad. It was an unforgettable—often indescribable—experience that changed and shaped his life in such a positive way. Andrew always had a passion for foreign politics, and expressed a great love for all those around him. During his time in Cape Town, Andrew nourished these passions. He volunteered at local townships, he studied the complicated political landscape of Southern Africa, and he went above and beyond to immerse himself in the local culture, befriending as many new people as possible.

Thomas Kalkreuth, 1970-71 – I taught high school German for 35 years, and occasionally take a substitute teaching position in German, in both Ohio and Arizona. Kathy Beaman Fruechtenicht, 1972 Fall – After a semester in Vienna, I ended up traveling across the continent of Africa. I returned to Europe and met my dear husband of 41 years in Weserbergland, Germany, home to the Grimm Brothers. After a year in West 28 | FALL 2017 | WWW.IESABROAD.ORG/ALUMNI

Dawn Russo Crotty (Durham 1972-73) – In September 1972, the Durham 1972-73 class descended on Kennedy Airport going abroad for their junior year at the University of Durham. Dawn is the first of what became a tight-knit group to pass away. As a college junior Dawn was sweet, smart, often quiet, and private. At graduation from college, a couple of classmates got together with Dawn for white wine in glasses they received at a vineyard while abroad in Germany, toasting four years, and their very special year at Durham. In the fall of 2013, forty years after returning home from Durham, a small group of the original wanderers gathered at Bellhurst White Springs Hotel in Geneva, New York. Dawn and her husband, Tom Crotty, attended. She was a welcome and cherished member of the group, and with the addition of Tom, they fit in perfectly. After a five-and-a-half year fight with ovarian cancer, Dawn passed away on February 11, 2017. Her classmates have kept her in their hearts, a sweet friend, her memory held dear.

Madeline Moorman (Salamanca, Spring 2017) – Madeline passed away unexpectedly at the age of 21 on June 24, 2017. She was a senior at the University of Kansas pursuing a degree in Spanish with a minor in public policy. Madeline was an avid musician, a world traveler, a brilliant writer, and will be forever loved and deeply missed by all the lives she touched. Andrew Ramsey (Dublin, Summer 2017) – IES Abroad is deeply saddened by the death of Andrew Ramsey, a student from the University of Cincinnati. Andrew had just completed the direct enrollment summer program at The National Theatre School of Ireland-Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. Andrew passed away on July 25, 2017. Andrew was a talented actor and much loved by his fellow students in Dublin. He will be deeply missed by everyone who came to know him during his time on the program. Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Paris 1985-86) – Amy, a well-known author and short film maker, died of ovarian cancer at her home in Chicago on March 13, 2017. Amy published 28 children’s books, including Little Pea, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, Duck! Rabbit!, Spoon, Uni the Unicorn, and had seven other forthcoming titles at the time of her passing. She also authored several memoirs and guided journals for adults, and wrote a widely-read essay in the Modern Love section of The New York Times. Judith Tendler (Vienna, Spring 1958) – Judy passed away on July 24, 2016, at the age of 77. She was professor emerita in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), where she was a development economist and professor of political economy. Prior to starting at MIT in 1984, she worked as a program economist at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Judith was a graduate of the University of Michigan and completed Ph.D. work at Columbia University.



DEAR IES ALUMNI AND FRIENDS, Since joining IES Abroad in January, I have had the joy of meeting with a few of our scholarship recipients, both current students and alumni. Their motivations for studying abroad such as personal growth, learning a second language, and cultural immersion, are familiar to all who have studied abroad. What differentiates these students are the obstacles that they have already overcome to reach this decision point. Another differentiator for these students is the impact of study abroad upon their futures. Research identifies study abroad as a primary support toward first-generation student college persistence, graduation, and career success. Our scholarship recipients have chosen international education as their path forward, overcoming economic hardship with a vision to become the global leaders of tomorrow. They return home with new perspectives, friendships that transcend borders, and with the skills necessary to work across cultures. As one scholarship student recently shared, “My time abroad was priceless and will remain with me for the rest of my life. I am filled with gratitude and a reinvigorated determination to aim high and persevere.” (Gaea M., Paris 2016) I feel so fortunate to be able to join in this important work which represents the culminating enrichment experience for underrepresented students toward a lifetime of success. This past year, we were able to provide more financial aid and scholarship funding than any year in IES Abroad history. I am honored to report that 483 of our scholarship recipients were first-generation students! On behalf of all of these students, I thank all of our alumni and friends who enabled their abroad experiences, enrichment and growth! In the coming year, we aim to grow our outreach further, to better meet the growing scholarship need. I invite you to join us in this goal by renewing your contribution, making your first gift, or attending an alumni networking event. We welcome your advocacy, your ideas, and your partnership in the year ahead. Thank you again!


FISCAL YEAR 2016-17 July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017 Jody Madler, Executive Director of Advancement WWW.IESABROAD.ORG/ALUMNI | FALL 2017 | 29




Mr. Robert Browne (Nantes, Spring 1985)




By making a planned gift, alumni and friends have made a lasting impact to ensure the future of IES Abroad and the students we serve.

of students who dropped out of the

Alumna, Vienna Sp ’58 Alumnus, Vienna 1964-65 Dean Balice, Vienna 1970-71 George Barker, P’ 1968-69 Christa-Maria Beardsley Jacqueline Reid Brown, Vienna Sp 1986 Jeanne Nienaber Clarke, Paris 1963-64 Mary DeBaets, Vienna Sp 1964 Kathleen Kervin Diamond, Nantes 1966-67 Virginia Dimsey, Vienna 1964-65 Mary M. Dwyer and James Ahr Mary Karen Euler, Vienna 1965-66 Mary Jo Furgal, Vienna Spring 1960 Catherine Gonzalez, Moscow 1992-93 Rev. Dr. Linda Kapurch, Vienna Sp ’71 Sam and Maryvonne McQuade, Nantes Su 1967, 1967-1968 Kathleen Matthews, Vienna 1971-72 Patricia Murphy, Vienna 1964-65 Wayne Olson, Freiburg 1966-67 Leo Reddy, Vienna Sp 1955 Deborah Schuler, Durham 1973-74 Donna Shreve, Nantes 1973-74 Dean Smith, Durham 1972-73 Steven Streich, Vienna 1971-72 Andrew C. Teitelman, Paris 1970-71 Emmy White, Vienna 1970-71 Scott Wregglesworth, Madrid Sp 1978

Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer Northern Trust

Ms. Mary Cahillane Former Vice President, Finance and Investments The Spencer Foundation

Ms. Susan Carty Director of Administration & Program Management, Office of Overseas Study Indiana University

Mr. James E. Crawford, III (Vice Chair) Managing Director TRIAD Capital Management

Ms. Debora de Hoyos (Vice Chair) Partner Mayer Brown LLP

IES Abroad study abroad or internship enrollment process reported doing so because of inadequate financial resources.

STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS Total number of students who received financial aid in 2016-17:


Dr. Mary M. Dwyer President and CEO IES Abroad

Dr. Pamela Brooks Gann Trustee Professor of Legal Studies Senior Fellow, Kravis Leadership Institute President Emerita Claremont McKenna College

Ms. Rhonda Jordan Retired Operating Division President Kraft Foods

Ms. Mary O’Brien Pearlman

483 First-Generation College Students

Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing Kellogg School of Management



Public School

Private School

Dr. Marla E. Salmon (Salzburg CP, 1967-68) Senior Visiting Fellow Evans School of Public Affairs Professor of Nursing and Public Health, School of Nursing University of Washington

Mr. Alan Schwartz Chairman Tennis Corporation of America

Dr. Clayton Spencer (Freiburg, Spring 1975) President Bates College

Ms. Sheila A. Stamps Former Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations Dreambuilder Investments, LLC

Mr. Peter E. Sundman (Vienna, Fall 1979) Trustee College of Wooster, Diamond Hill Mutual Fund, and Frost Valley YMCA

Ms. Monica Vachher Founder Higher Education Advisors LLC

Sig. Ezio Vergani (Board Chair) Chairman and CEO Asco Pompe S.r.l.


SINCE 2011

113% 65%

growth in awarded need-based funds. growth in number of students awarded need-based scholarships.

77% 44% 64%

first-generation scholarship student enrollment growth. African American scholarship student enrollment growth. Hispanic scholarship student enrollment growth.

100% of contributions go directly to IES Abroad scholarship students.

CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION GIFTS AND SPONSORS Amazon Smile Aon Risk Solutions Chicago Community Trust Dell Expedia FactSet Research Systems Inc. GCM Grosvenor Goldman Sachs Google Matching Gifts Program Hemera Foundation McNeill Memorial Foundation Merrill Lynch Microsoft Matching Gifts Program New York Life Foundation Piper Jaffray & Co. Qualcomm Incorporated QVC Rovi Corporation T. Rowe Price United Health Group W.K. Kellogg Foundation Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.



GLOBAL LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Discoverer $50,000 to $99,999 Anonymous

Voyager $25,000 to $49,999 GCM Grosvenor

THE 1950 SOCIETY President’s Club $19,500 to $24,999

John and Ann Gearen Richard Landers, Vienna 1968-69 Alan and Roslyn Schwartz Richard Siemer, Vienna 1970-71*

Ambassador’s Club $10,000 to $19,499

Robert Browne, Nantes Sp ’85 Mary Cahillane Cecil C. Conner, Vienna Sp ’63, 1963-64 Debora de Hoyos and Walter Carlson Mary M. Dwyer and James Ahr* Hemera Foundation* Rhonda and Herbert Jordan Eugene Ketchum, Vienna 1960-61 William Maroney, Vienna 1957-58 Aurelio Montinola, Paris Su ’70, Nantes Fa ’70, Paris Sp ’71* Greg and Mary O’Brien Pearlman Marla Salmon and Jerry Anderson Deborah Schuler, Durham 1973-74 Sheila Stamps Peter Sundman, Vienna Fa ’79 George Trask, Vienna Sp ’61 Monica Vachher and Jerry Selitto Ezio and Fiammetta Vergani Caroline Pfohl, London Fa ’78, Vienna Sp ’79*

Diplomat’s Club $5,000 to $9,999

Allen Amber, Nantes Fa ’66 - in memory of George H. and Shirley C. Amber* Peter Berry, Vienna Fa ’90 James and Alicia Crawford* Lauren & Austin Fite, P’ Buenos Aires Sp ’14 Michael and Karel Helgeson, Vienna 1972-73* Mellody Hobson* Kurt Stache, Freiburg Fa ’87* James B. Tafel Foundation Julie Tafel Klaus, Vienna Sp ’78 Jack Uldrich, Durham 1985-86

Envoy Club $1,950 to $4,999

Loren and MaryAnn Anderson Anonymous Richard Bartecki and Sarah Breen-Bartecki Carol Carmody, Vienna Sp ’85, European Union Fa ’85 - in honor of Joachim Staguhn Richard Cyphers, Vienna 1970-71 John Davis, Durham 1971-72* Robert Dietrich, Vienna 1966-67 - in memory of Katharine Donohoe, Vienna 1966-67 Keith Dipple* Fred and Paula Drake, Vienna Fa ’58* William and Christine Dwyer Barbara Ellson, Vienna 1971-72 Wendy Feldman, P’ Granada Fa ’16 - in honor of Jenna Feldman* Pamela Brooks Gann Anne Geraghty, Vienna Sp ’61 Grinnell College Phyllis Haberman, Vienna 1968-69* Janet Houston, Vienna 1960-61 William and Kitty Hoye W.K. Kellogg Foundation Raynard Kington William Martens and Carla Slawson Kathryn and Dan Moore Kit Neacy, Vienna Sp ’64 Karen Neel, Freiburg 1969-70 The Neel Foundation, Freiburg 1969-70 Robert Ousterhout, Vienna 1970-71, 1971-72 Anthony Schaeffer, London Fa ’76 Michael and Salme Steinberg Steven Streich, Vienna 1971-72 - in memory of John Van Kleeck, Vienna 1971-72 Alan Strom, Vienna 1963-64

IES ABROAD CLUB Global Trekker $1,000 to $1,949

Anonymous* Dean Balice, Vienna 1970-71* George Ballantyne, Vienna 1970-71 Deborah Baumgartner, Vienna Fa ’73* Susan Beckman, Durham 1971-72* Todd Berk, Durham 1975-76 Christina Brown, Vienna 1964-65 Michelle Buscho, Vienna Fa ’82 Joseph Coyle, Paris 1963-64* Christopher Crane, Vienna 1971-72, 1972-73 Kenneth Cunningham JoAnne Davidson, Vienna 1960-61 - in honor of Irene Beckmann Krone, Vienna 1960-61

Virginia Dimsey, Vienna 1964-65 Robert Ellis, Vienna Fa ’79 The Friezo Family Foundation David Friezo, London Sp ’85 Michael Friezo, London Fa ’82 Gene Gilluly, Vienna 1970-71* Goldman Sachs Jennifer Hall, Paris Fa ’90* Frank Hawrylak, Durham 1975-76* Stefan and Lonnie Helgeson, Vienna 1974-75, 1975-76 Juliet Hirsch, Vienna Fa ’94* John Hodges, Nantes 1966-67 Jennifer Hodge Jerzyk, Nantes Sp ’81 Joanne Leary, Vienna 1968-69 Anne Marie and Michael McGee, P’ Barcelona Fa ’08 Robert and Martha McNeill Christie McRoy, Vienna Fa ’64 Paul Miller, Vienna 1962-63 Alfred Moore, Vienna 1964-65 Maureen Morgan, Paris Fa ’91 David O’Connor, Vienna 1968-69 Jack and Christel Owens, Vienna 1955-56 Irene Perkins, Paris 1963-64 Frank Pfeffer, in honor of Peter and Leigh Sundman Ronald Reddig, Freiburg 1966-67 Barbara Roach, P’ Beijing 2010-11, Su ’11 - in honor of Stephanie Roach Ford Robertson, Vienna 1991-92 - in honor of IES Wien Faculty & Staff Paolo Santonocito, Madrid 2005-06 Gary Smith, Paris 1970-71 Sarah Spence, Vienna Fa ’81 Bruce St. John, Mexico City Sp ’85 - in memory of Bill Gaines Robin Suydam, Vienna Fa ’76 Patricia Vance, London Fa ’76, Vienna Sp ’77 Judy Webb, Vienna Fa ’58 Charles Wessner, Paris 1967-68* Stephanie White, Vienna 1971-72 - in memory of William White* Cindy Ziesing, Durham 1974-75 Bartholomew Ziurys, Vienna 1969-70

Explorer $500 to $999

Anonymous Rosalie Baker, Paris 1964-65 Eileen Baumgartner, Vienna Sp ’63 Janet Beattie* Andrea Benson, Paris Fa ’08 Alene Bikle, Vienna 1964-65 Katherine Brennand, Vienna Sp ’58 Elizabeth Brill, Nantes Sp ’99 Leslie Buller, Nantes Fa ’08 Steven Burnett, Vienna 1983-84 Anne Carlin, London Sp ’85 Deborah Cavin, Vienna Fa ’71*

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Visionary: $1 million and up Innovator: $500,000-$999,999 Adventurer: $100,000-$499,999 Discoverer: $50,000-$99,999 Voyager: $25,000-$49,999

THE 1950 SOCIETY President’s Club: $19,500-$24,999 Ambassador’s Club: $10,000-$19,499 Diplomat’s Club: $5,000-$9,999 Envoy Club: $1,950-$4,999

IES ABROAD CLUB Global Trekker: $1,000-$1,949 Explorer: $500-$999 Traveler: $250-$499 Member: $75 -$249 Contributor: Up to $74

Chicago Community Trust Jeanne Clarke, Paris 1963-64 William Connors, Vienna 1970-71* Christopher Cook, Nantes 1980-81* Nancy Cook, Durham 1974-75 Laura Costa, Nantes Sp ’02 Kathleen Crane, Vienna 1972-73 Joseph Curran, Durham 1971-72 Paul De Stefano, Vienna 1969-70 Joseph Donelan, Vienna 1970-71 Reade Dornan, Vienna 1961-62 Michael Dunn, Vienna 1962-63 Steven Eaton, Vienna Sp ’98 Mary Jo Furgal, Vienna Sp ’60 Ellen Gates, Durham 1972-73 Jonathan Ginns, London Sp ’85* Google Matching Gifts Program Carol Haigh, Vienna 1971-72 Donna Harkins Hannay, Vienna 1970-71 Amy Hollands, Durham 1984-85 Jerome Holtzman, Vienna 1950-51* P’ Parent | * Sponsor a Student Society Bold — Founding donor to the Dr. Roswitha Benesch Endowed Scholarship Fund



Paul Howard, Durham 1981-82 Andrea Johnson, Freiburg Fa ’83 Mark Johnston, Vienna Fa ’00 Alexander Juden, Durham 1980-81 Seth Kelly, Vienna Fa ’86, London Sp ’87 Patricia King, Vienna 1977-78 Jerome Kraisinger, Vienna Fa ’77, London Sp ’78 Richard Lassen, Freiburg Sp ’90* James Lauderdale, Vienna 1968-69 Holly Laurent, Vienna Fa ’73 Regge Life* W. Todd Loomis, Freiburg 1967-68 Kathy Matthews, Vienna 1971-72* Christopher McConnell, Vienna Fa ’83 Kay McGinnis, Vienna 1960-61 Father Don McNeill, Vienna Fa ’58 McNeill Memorial Foundation Robert McNeill Thomas McNeill, Vienna Fa ’58 Cynthia Meier, Paris Su ’78* Gayle Miller-Janton, Nantes 1978-79 Michelle Moock, Vienna 1977-78 Kristen Nomura, Nantes 1999-00 - in honor of Tim Haffner* David and Claire Oxtoby Carol and William Pendergast, Paris 1964-65 Charles Philpott, European Union Fa ’85, Freiburg Sp ’86 John Piccin, Vienna 1960-61 Daniel Ramer, Vienna Sp ’89* Lynn Ramsey, Vienna Fa ’64 Carol Rappel, Vienna Sp ’63* Father Michael Reding, Durham 1984-85 Jennifer Rogers Frank Scarpa, Vienna 1961-62* Warren Schultz, Durham 1980-81 Steven Smith, Paris Sp ’87* Allison Snyder, Freiburg Kathryn Swintek, Vienna Sp ’73 - in honor of Jean Swintek Charles Taylor, Vienna 1968-69 Holly Thauwald, Vienna Sp ’74* Melissa Torres Cynthia Van Osdol, Paris 1979-80* Anthony Vester Anne Walsh, P’ Nantes Fa ’08 Elaine West, Vienna 1972-73 - in memory of Gary Anderson Vienna 1972-73 Sylvia Wheeler, Vienna 1972-73* Arthur White, Vienna 1963-64* David Wohabe, Vienna Sp ’81 Thomas Wuerz, P’ Freiburg Fa ’16 Ron Yost, Vienna 1967-68

Traveler $250 to $499

Rebekah Anderson, Nantes Sp ’98 Gaynel Andrusko, Vienna Sp ’69 Paul Antinori, Durham 1973-74 Vincent Antonelli, Paris 1964-65 Aon Risk Solutions Amy Arisco, Freiburg Fa ’87 Tom Ausfahl, Freiburg Sp ’85 Jason Bassingthwaite, Vienna Sp ’92 Scott Bean, Vienna Sp ’86 Joyce Beitel, Durham 1972-73 Anne Berger, Vienna Fa ’90 James Betts, Vienna Sp ’71 - in honor of Frau Lotte Summesberger John Booth, Madrid Fa ’90 Eric Brotten, Freiburg Fa ’99 Chad and Marianne Brumley, European Union Sp ’88 Richard Brummer, Vienna Sp ’63

Martha Bullen, Durham 1980-81 Jennifer Carroll, Durham 1991-92 - in honor of Durham 1991-92 Terre Chaffin, P’ Buenos Aires Fa ’13 - in honor of Bobbe Chaffin Philip Cunningham, Freiburg 1990-91 Sarana Donaldson, Vienna 1980-81 Margaret and Kevin Donofrio, Barcelona Sp ’07 John Flegel, Vienna 1968-69 Patricia and Kevin Fox, Paris 1965-66 Scott Gibson, Madrid Fa ’86 Holter Graham, Madrid Sp ’93 David Gray, Nantes 1970-71 Michael Gula, Vienna Fa ’71, Freiburg Sp ’72 Harry Hanson, Vienna 1958-59 Patricia Hargarten, Vienna 1966-67 Kay Hartmann, Vienna 1971-72 Randi Hopkins, Freiburg Fa ’78 Pamela Horan, Vienna Fa ’83 Richard Housman, Vienna 1968-69 Robert Hunter, Vienna 1961-62 Patricia Hyer, Paris 1968-69 Bill Johnson, Paris 1966-67 Kathy Joslyn, Vienna 1971-72, Freiburg Su ’72 Cynthia Kao, Madrid Sp ’01 Bryan Kenny, European Union Fa ’89, Vienna Sp ’90 Mitchell Kiffe, Vienna 1973-74 Barbara Knox, Vienna Fa ’73 Katherine Komis, Vienna Fa ’01 Sharon Korinek, Vienna Sp ’01 Elizabeth Kreider, Madrid Sp ’06 Andrew Krueger, Vienna Sp ’00 Dennis Krueger, Freiburg 1962-63 Patti MacDonald, Durham 1980-81 Jody and Peter Madler William Mahoney, Freiburg Sp ’72 Carol Martel, Vienna Fa ’66, Freiburg Sp ’67 Janet Masetti, Vienna 1976-77, 1977-78 Antoinette Mattoch, Vienna Sp ’76 Robert Mayer, Vienna 1971-72 Mary Joan McNamara, Vienna Sp ’72 Klein Merriman, Paris 1970-71, Su ’70 Toni Middleton, Vienna Fa ’66 - in honor of Vienna 1966-67 Deanna Moris, Vienna Fa ’82 Juliana Mostaghim, Freiburg 1966-67 - in memory of David Datry William Mueller, Freiburg 1971-72 Ambassador Adam Namm, Paris 1983-84 Amber Nikolaidis Miriam Nisbet, Vienna Sp ’69 William O’Brien, Freiburg Fa ’77 Ginny Parry, Vienna 1966-67 Richard Pinner, London Sp ’85 James Purpura, Nantes Fa ’71 Tanya Ratner John Reed, Vienna 1964-65 Annabelle Resch, Vienna 1968-69 Leighton Rice, Salamanca Sp ’05 Francesca and Joseph Robbins, Granada Sp ’06 Jack Rodgers, Tokyo Sp ’05 - in memory of Eric Fatla Michael Rosenthal, European Union Fa ’00 Judge Sandra Rothenberg, Vienna 1963-64 Eileen Rothschild, Vienna 1964-65 Rovi Corporation Marsha Runningen, Vienna Fa ’71 Richard Ryan, Vienna Sp ’63


Nicholas Scarpino Michael Schaengold, London Sp ’80 Donald Scheid, Freiburg 1963-64 Patricia Schmalbruch, Vienna 1975-76 David Setnicker, Vienna 1966-67 Mary Sheehan, Vienna 1970-71 - in honor of Vienna 1970-71 Reginald Shiverick, Vienna Sp ’77 Anna Shoemaker, Paris 2004-05 Mary Sirridge, Vienna 1965-66 Sean Solberg, Vienna Sp ’93 Maureen Spanier, Nantes Sp ’81 Jacqueline Spindler, Vienna 1968-69 Deborah Stout, Nantes 1969-70 Bonnie Street, Vienna 1970-71 Joell Taggart, Vienna 1964-65 Andrew Teitelman, Paris 1970-71 Christopher Tilley, Santiago Sp ’03 William Tringe, Vienna 1963-64 Christopher Van Fleet Paul Walker, Vienna 1966-67 Kevin Walli, Vienna Sp ’75 Gordon Watson, Vienna Sp ’61 Kimmerly Wader Webster, Vienna 1972-73 Joan Williams Mary Jo Woodford, Durham 1974-75 Don Zacharias, Vienna 1970-71 Jeanne Zarka, Vienna Fa ’71

Member $75 to $249

Christian Adamiak, Freiburg Fa ’94 Margaret O’Neill Adams, Vienna Sp ’63 Katrina Adams, Nagoya Sp ’07 Diana Allard, Freiburg 1992-93 - in honor of Darrel Schulte Elizabeth Allen-Pennebaker, Vienna Sp ’90 George Allison, Barcelona Sp ’10 Anonymous (2) David Almeleh, Nantes 1993-94 Jaymee Alpert, Paris Sp ’94 John Anderson, European Union Sp ’98 Amy Anderton, Freiburg Su ’85 Margaret Anthony, Freiburg 1999-00 Dasha Arias, Arles Su ’05 Lee and Bryce Arrowood, Vienna Sp ’88 & ’85 Fall Brian Austin, European Union Fa ’08 Gloria Avrech, Vienna Fa ’64 Carolyn Aydin, Vienna 1962-63 Sophie Ayres, London Fa ’76 Michael Baccash, P’ London Fa ’03 James Bassett, Vienna 1955-56 Mary Sheila Baumgartner, Vienna Sp ’79 M. Victoria Bayoneto, Nantes Sp ’89 Seth Beard, Berlin Fa ’05 Minta Beard, Vienna 1974-75 Neva Benson, Vienna Sp ’64 Rebecca Benson, Nantes Fa ’90 Joel Berelson, Vienna 1983-84 Brad Bergan, European Union Fa ’83, Freiburg Sp ’84 Elisabeth Bergeron, Vienna 1970-71 Mary Lou Berry, Vienna 1961-62 Cristiana Bertocchi, Paris Su ’91 Jill Billings Joann Bissell, Vienna Sp ’75

Robert Black, Vienna Fa ’82 Dolores and Ted Boughton, Vienna 1968-69 Richard Boyum, Madrid 1969-70 Mary Bradley, London Fa ’74 Patricia and David Braunegg, Nantes 1986-87 Gregg Breen, European Union Fa ’83, Nantes Sp ’84 Mai Brehaut, Vienna Fa ’97 Kathryn Breisch, Nantes Sp ’11 Constance Brekken, Vienna 1961-62 Mary Broderick, Vienna 1973-74 Scott Bronstein, Nantes Fa ’78 Jacqueline Brown, Vienna Sp ’86 Murray Brown, Vienna 1964-65 Laura Bueermann, Vienna Fa ’77, London Sp ’78 - in honor of Clarence and Alberta Giese Mary Ellen Burgomaster, Vienna Sp ’61 Michael Burke, Madrid Fa ’84 Lynn Burke, Paris Sp ’02 Robert Burnett, Freiburg Fa ’90 Nancy and Don Carlin, Vienna 1977-78 David Cary, Vienna Fa ’86 Nicole Cisneros, Salamanca Fa ’93 Vivian and Bryan Gilliam, Vienna Sp ’74 Pamela Clute, P’ Quito Su ’10 Douglas Cole, Vienna 1953-54 Kathryn Coligado, Freiburg Fa ’91 Geneva Columbus, Vienna 1970-71 Melissa Comiskey Gretchen Cook-Anderson, Nagoya 1988- 89 - in honor of Nohemi Gonzalez Roger Cooper, Vienna 1968-69 Sarah Corney, Nantes Fa ’04 Lisa Corwin, European Union Fa ’87 Monica Costlow, Vienna 1969-70 Christine Cowell, Vienna 1963-64 David Cross, Salamanca Fa ’95 Timothy Deason, Paris 1965-66 Katherine Deibert, Vienna Sp ’00 Lillian DiGiacomo, Milan 1996-97 Robert Dittmar, European Union Sp ’90 Constance and James Dodge, Vienna 1967-68 Jill Dorsi, Vienna 1971-72 Julianne Douglass, Paris Fa ’78 Jill Dresner, Paris Fa ’84 Malcolm Duncklee, Berlin 1993-94 Timothy Durkin, London Fa ’79 Paul Dvorak, Vienna 1966-67 Constance Dykstra, Durham 1974-75 Robert Ebert, Vienna 1971-72 Gwen Eberts, Vienna Sp ’12 Annette Egan, Vienna 1967-68 Kathy Egan, London Fa ’75 Eric Ehrhardt, P’ Berlin Sp ’09 Owen Embry, Freiburg 1987-88 Kathryn Emily, Vienna 1967-68 William End, Vienna 1967-68 David Entin, P’ Buenos Aires Sp ’10 Marshall Essig, Freiburg Fa ’81 Rye Estepp, Vienna Fa ’96 Elizabeth Eustis, Durham 1984-85 Elisabeth Farwell, Vienna 1957-58 Megan Fast John Faust, Vienna Sp ’79 Loie Fecteau, Durham 1972-73 Peter Feinmann, Vienna Fa ’75

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ANNUAL GIVING REPORT Nohemi and Frank Ferguson, Nantes 1980-81 - in honor of Mickey Ferguson, Salamanca Fa ’15 Thomas Finnerty, Vienna 1969-70 Georgia Finnigan, Vienna 1963-64 Brian Flynn, Milan Fa ’05 Mark Fournier, Vienna Sp ’76 Elizabeth Frankel, P’ Cape Town Fa ’16 Suzanne Freshley, Vienna 1967-68 Jeffrey Freud, Vienna Fa ’78 Laurance Frierson, Vienna 2002-03 Jeffrey Fullerton, Freiburg Fa ’92 Angela Furubotten, Paris 1988-89 Bernard Galm, Vienna Sp ’55 Thomas Gamper, Vienna Fa ’77 Thomas Garrity, Vienna 1963-64 John Garrity, Vienna 1969-70 Michael Gary, Vienna 1969-70 Heidi Gatzke, Berlin 2003-04 Mark Getzin, Freiburg 1970-71 Thomas Giddens, Vienna Fa ’60 Jeffrey Gidre, Vienna 1982-83 Michele Gillett, Vienna Fa ’66 Patricia Gold, Nantes 1970-71 Jose Gonzalez, Vienna 1972-73 Andrew Gottlieb, Vienna 1990-91 Michael Green Judy Griesedieck, Vienna 1973-74 Hanna Griff Sleven, Nantes Fa ’80 Geoffrey Grote, Durham 1972-73 Stephen Groth, Vienna Sp ’63 Mina Jane Grothey, Madrid 1965-66 Larry Grusin, Vienna 1962-63 James Guyol, Paris Fa ’74

Audrey Hughes, Vienna Fa ’79 Holly and Steve Hultgren, Vienna 1970-71 Pamela Iden, Vienna Fa ’83 Heidi Imhof, Vienna 1986-87 Ross Jacobsen, Vienna Sp ’80 Richard Jacobsen, Vienna 1963-64 Charles R. Johanson III, Vienna 1970-71 Kim Johnsen, Vienna Fa ’69 Charles Jones, Vienna 1971-72 Rev. Dr. Linda Kapurch, Vienna Sp ’71 David Kase, London Sp ’99 William Kellar, Vienna 1971-72 Michael Keller, Vienna 1966-67 Lauren Kelley, Vienna 1979-80 Alice Kelly, Vienna Sp ’64 Helen Kenkel, Vienna 1972-73 William Kennedy III, Vienna 1977-78 Carol Kenner, Vienna Sp ’76 Nancy Kenyon Kim Keutzer, Vienna 1972-73 Patricia King, Vienna 1966-67 Stephanie King Katherine Kohner-Zuckerman, Vienna Sp ’61 Toni and Bob Kowalski, Vienna Sp ’63 Nicole Krizek, Dublin Fa ’04 Georgilu Krom, Vienna 1973-74 Jeffrey Krugler, European Union Sp ’06 John Kulczycki, Vienna 1961-62 Anna Kulseth, London Su ’05 Robert Laberge, Vienna Sp ’78 Marietta Lacyk, Vienna Sp ’57 Edward LeClair, Vienna 1963-64

William and Grace McGrath, Vienna 1968-69 Doris McGuire, Vienna 1956-57 Douglas McKay, Vienna Fa ’81 Gail McKee, Vienna 1965-66 Bryan McKown, Vienna 1969-70 Christina McLean, Tokyo Fa ’01 Lindsey McLorg, Vienna 1970-71 - in honor of Gene Gilluly Robert and Nancy McNeil, Paris 1969-70 Antonio Merino, Madrid Sp ’70 Merrill Lynch Kasya Mestnik, European Union Fa ’10 Helon Metz, Vienna Fa ’88 Mary-Elizabeth Michaels, European Union Fa ’93, Vienna Sp ’94 Ann Miles, Paris 1965-66 Rogers Miles, Durham 1971-72 Jeffrey Miller, Paris Fa ’86 Ann Mitchell, P’ Buenos Aires Sp ’04 Rita Mitjans, P’ Salamanca Fa ’16 - in honor of Cynthia Filgueira Sarah Moseley, Paris 1968-69 Karen and Kevin Mulford, Vienna Sp ’92 Della Mundy, Vienna Sp ’62 Barbara Musser, Vienna 1972-73 Matthew Nachtwey, Vienna 1976-77 Sarah Nadelhoffer, Vienna Fa ’79 Sarah Nash, Nantes 1973-74 Timothy Neja, European Union Fa ’87 Janis Nelson, Vienna Sp ’64 Jane Neufeld, Paris Fa ’71 New York Life Foundation April Noble-Brooks, Madrid Su ’01

“ This was an incredible, personal opportunity that I simply

could not have afforded without the IES Abroad Scholarship. This scholarship was more than a monetary award for me. For my family and me, it was a bridge to another culture and another part of our familial history that we had lost. It was an opportunity for me to expand and grow on my own while also giving back to those who have supported me thus far… Going abroad and immersing myself in a new place has broadened my worldview and shown me again that the world is much greater than myself. — Praxedes Q., Barcelona, Spring 2017

Douglas and Bibiana Hager, Freiburg Fa ’73 & Freiburg Fa ’72 Robert Hallworth Rachel Hanna, Madrid Fa ’93 Susan Hansen Peggy Harris, Nantes Sp ’87 Barbara Hartsfield, Vienna Fa ’79 Mary Headrick, Madrid Fa ’89 Stephanie Heimler, Granada Sp ’16 Richard Helke, Freiburg Sp ’02 Ludie Henley, Vienna 1957-58 Madeleine Herskind, Paris BIA Fa ’14 Susan Hetzel, Vienna Sp ’61 David and Sarah Hicks, Vienna Fa ’99 Dorothy Hildebrandt, Paris Fa ’04 Eleanore Hofstetter, Vienna Sp ’60, Freiburg Fa ’60 Craig Holden, Durham 1979-80 Kevin Holleran, Paris Su ’71 William Honan, London Fa ’76 Hoby Hooker, Vienna 1970-71, 1971-72 Brian Horrigan, Vienna 1971-72 Joseph Howard, Vienna 1966-67 Brian Hughes, Vienna Sp ’83 Margaret Hughes

Eliza Leland Joshua Levin, London Fa ’75 Elsa Linke, Vienna Fa ’88 Debbie Lipton, Vienna 1968-69 Philip Littlehale, Paris 1982-83 Kathleen Logan, Freiburg Fa ’77 Angel Lopez Keating Lowery, London Fa ’00 Dennis Mac Donneil, Vienna 1962-63 Peter Maercklein, Vienna Sp ’77 Pamela Mahoney, Paris 1974-75 - in memory of Marjorie Patricia Quimby Alexis Malayter, London 1995-96 Theresa Mansfield, Nantes 1970-71 Mardic Marashian, Durham 1979-80 Lynn Marshall M.D., Paris Sp ’87 Teresa Mathes, Nantes Sp ’81 Robert McBeth, Vienna 1971-72 Maranda McBride, P’ Barcelona Fa ’10 Charaye McCabe, Nantes Fa ’88, Paris Sp ’89 Hope McClelland-Young Felecia McCree Moulton

Anita Nordbrock, Vienna 1963-64 Daniella Oana, Dijon Fa ’97 John Ockey Joseph O’Donnell, Paris 1964-65 Stacey Oliver, Paris Sp ’90 Fred Olson, Vienna Fa ’66 Niall O’Malley, Vienna 1989-90 William O’Meara, Vienna 1977-78 Beverly O’Neill, Vienna 1954-55 Kathleen Oram, London Fa ’79 Paul Orfanedes, Vienna 1985-86 Gabe Ormsby, Freiburg Fa ’91 Grant Osborne, Barcelona Fa ’03 Amy Otis-De Grau, Freiburg Sp ’95 Kathryn Parnes, Vienna 1966-67 Lisa Pattinson, Durham Fa ’82 Newton Perrin, Vienna Sp ’66 Ambassador Mary Ann Peters, Paris 1970-71 David Petruzziello, Vienna Sp ’88 Margaret Philbin, Vienna 1970-71 Paul Pierpaoli, Nantes Sp ’83 Lori Piest Andrew Pincus and Katherine Skeith, Vienna Fa ’08

Steven Pollard, Paris 1964-65 Gwen Porter, Nantes 1987-88 Michael Prochelo, London Fa ’76, Vienna Sp ’77 Jean Van Dyke Prock, Vienna 1968-69 Qualcomm Incorporated QVC Matthew Rader Christine Ranges, Vienna 1962-63 Aaron Rawleigh, Barcelona Sp ’12 Teri Reed, Durham Fa ’86 Timothy Rickards, Vienna 1974-75 Timothy Riese, Vienna 1971-72 - in honor of Vienna 1971-72 Debra Riggs, Freiburg Sp ’73 Emily Riley, Vienna Sp ’62 Gabriella Risatti, Dijon Sp ’98 - in memory of James Bruno Risatti Lynn Robinson, London Sp ’76 Denis Rolfes, Madrid Fa ’06 Lisa Rosenstein, Durham 1980-81 Jeff Rosenthal, Madrid Sp ’82 Cathy Roth, Vienna 1970-71 Marty Rubenstein, London Sp ’79 Amy Ruhter McMillan Steven Ryan, Vienna 1983-84 Adrianna Saccone Michael Samway, Vienna 1957-58 Barbara Ann Sanchez, Paris 1984-85 Diane Sarver, Vienna 1970-71 Cheryl Scarinci, Vienna 1968-69, 1969-70 Thomas Scarritt, London Fa ’77 Vivian Schreeder, Paris BIA Sp ’09 John Schuck, Vienna 1976-77 Jenifer Schultz, P’ Barcelona Fa ’13 Linnea Sennott, Vienna 1963-64 Joseph Sevigny Maureen Sheehy, Vienna Sp ’60 Audrey Sheffield, Vienna Sp ’83 Janette Shelton, Freiburg Fa ’80 Mary Stuart Sierra, Madrid Fa ’65 Steven Simensky, Vienna Fa ’86 Laurie Sinden, Vienna 1971-72 Wiggins Singletary, Freiburg Fa ’87 Kelly Skupnik, Nantes Sp ’00 William Small, P’ Barcelona Sp ’14 Crescendo Smalls, Madrid Fa ’06 Laura Smetana Frances Smith, Vienna Sp ’75 Mary Spinks, Madrid Su ’06 Anne St John-Muirhead, Mexico City, Sp ’84 Mary Stamp, Vienna 1965-66 Kristin Starnes Gray, Freiburg Sp ’02 Mary Stevens, Vienna 1962-63 Peter Stisser, Vienna Sp ’76 Eric Stovicek, Paris 1978-79 Leanne Sturcke, Paris Fa ’95 Craig Sudduth, London Fa ’08 Paul Swartz, Vienna 1968-69 T. Rowe Price Ann Talbot Charles Tarasiewicz, Vienna Sp ’64 Leslie Taylor, Vienna Fa ’78 Jeffery Tedesco, Vienna Fa ’78 Michael Teel, Nantes 1967-68 Joshua Teitelbaum, Vienna Fa ’91 Victoria Temple, Vienna 1968-69 Glenn Theile, European Union Fa ’82 Jane Thornton, Nantes 1967-68 Evan Tilley, Vienna 1960-61 Jerianne Timmerman, London Fa ’82 P’ Parent | * Sponsor a Student Society Bold — Founding donor to the Dr. Roswitha Benesch Endowed Scholarship Fund



Vanessa Torres Lisa Travis, Freiburg Fa ’88 Ryan Uhle, Barcelona Sp ’10 United Health Group Mary Karyn Uptain, Freiburg Sp ’97 Scott Vander Vennet, Paris Su ’82 - in honor of Alan Farrell Janet Vanderhoff, Vienna 1968-69 Maureen Vanek, Vienna 1973-74 Sheerin Vesin, Nantes Fa ’01 Barbra Vogel Munisteri, Vienna 1963-64 Jeanette Vuocolo, Vienna Fa ’73 Kendra Waddington Jennifer Wade, Dijon Sp ’00 Lucy Wagner, Buenos Aires Fa ’05 Judith Walsh, Vienna 1963-64 Duane Warehime, Vienna 1977-78 - in honor of Vienna 1977-78 Adrienne McGee, European Union Fa ’05 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. Kalman Watsky, Nantes 1977-78 Jane Wattenberg, Vienna Sp ’70 Michelle Webb, Vienna Fa ’83 Douglas Weidner Susan Wheeler, Paris Su ’79 Mary Wheeler, Vienna 1972-73 Bruce Whitaker, Vienna 1972-73 James Whittier Gaylord Wilcox, Vienna 1963-64 Bradford Willard, Vienna Sp ’90 Julia Willard, Dijon Fa ’03 Chavis Williams, Vienna Fa ’77 Joanne Williams, Freiburg Fa ’73 Paul Williamson, Vienna Sp ’65 Thomas Wolf, Vienna Sp ’61 Tracey Wolfer, Madrid 1971-72 William Wood, Vienna Fa ’70 Trudy Wood, Madrid 1971-72 Rechelle Woodard, P’ Madrid Sp ’16 Pamela Yameen, Vienna Sp ’78 Laila Yette, Barcelona Fa ’09 Terrence Young, London Fa ’76, Vienna Sp ’77 Kristen Zaehringer, Milan Sp ’01 Susan Zembruski, Vienna 1971-72 Rita Zralek, Vienna Sp ’57

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Cindy Abel Morris, London Sp ’85 Aneesah Ali Thomas Allen, Nantes Fa ’80, Pairs Sp ’81 Amazon Smile David Amerine, London Sp ’74

Robert Axelrod, London Fa ’74 Anne Baker, Barcelona Su ’08 Sandra Banducci, Vienna Sp ’73 Ann Banegas, P’ Madrid Sp ’06 Abby Baric, London Sp ’09 Christine Baron, Nantes Fa ’91 Mary Bechtol Cathy Belk, Freiburg Fa ’88 Melanie Bello, Berlin Sp ’12 Lucia Bennhoff, Vienna Sp ’60 Angela Benson, Vienna Sp ’92 Scott Bentrup, Berlin 1998-99 Mark Berghash, Vienna Sp ’55 Serena Berkowitz, Nantes Sp ’11 Emily Bernard, Nantes Fa ’05 Candace Bernstein, Vienna 1970-71 Michael Bertermann Neeki Bey, Vienna Fa ’99 - in memory of Vera Bessellieu John Biddle, Vienna Sp ’87 Paris Bienert, Berlin Fa ’12 Gabriella Billadeau, Dublin Sp ’15 Brandon Blackburn, Freiburg Sp ’16 Mary Bland, Granada Fa ’16 - in honor of IES Abroad Granada Aaron Blank, London Fa ’99 Katya Block Brian Bolton, Madrid Sp ’12 Douglas Bonner, Paris Sp ’79 Karen Booth, Vienna 1969-70 David Boothe, Berlin Sp ’10 Janine Breier, P’ Rabat Fa ’13 Charles Brett, Vienna 1968-69 Natasha Brower Lisa Brown, Vienna Fa ’75 Daniel Brown, Madrid Fa ’04 Lynn Bruno, Madrid 1982-83 Caren Brutten, Vienna Sp ’67 Kristin Bures, Freiburg 1982-83 Katharine Burke Philip Burke, Vienna 1974-75 Cynthia Byers, Vienna 1972-73 Eugenia Caban, Vienna Fa ’96 Kimberly Cameron Tori Campbell, Vienna Sp ’09 Amanda Cangialosi, Freiburg Fa ’06 Steven Capolarello, Vienna Fa ’75 Cathy Carmody, Vienna 1973-74, 1974-75 William Carpenter, Cape Town Sp ’12 Jill Carr, Vienna Fa ’07 Lydia Carr, London Fa ’16 Kristyn Carrillo, Santiago Fa ’03 Gary Carson, Vienna Sp ’69 Ruth Carstens, P’ Vienna Sp ’09

Vivian Cherng, Berlin Fa ’10 Amanda Chronert, Vienna Sp ’07 Patrick Clark, Vienna Sp ’91 Emily Clark, Madrid Sp ’96 Kelly Clarke, Melbourne Fa ’11 P. Kojo Clarke, Nantes 2006-07 - in honor of La Famille Baranger Emily Clarke, Vienna 1966-67 Patricia Coe O’Rourke, Vienna Sp ’62 Emily Colby Philip and Judy Cole, Vienna 1959-60 Ronald Coleman, Vienna 1970-71 Elizabeth Coleman, Vienna Sp ’10 Barbara Collins, Vienna Sp ’60 Jeanne Colton, Vienna 1967-68 Kristen Connors, Rabat Fa ’10 Caroline Conzatti, Paris Fa ’98 Colleen Cooney, Vienna Fa ’77 Lane Coonrod, Santiago Sp ’06 Zoe Coppola, Vienna Sp ’09 Kyndall Cox Maureen Brady Coyle John Creeden, Paris 1963-64 John Cronin, Vienna 1950-51 Brian Crush, Vienna Sp ’08 Carrie Cunningham Grace Dacong, Madrid 1986-87 Thomas D’Agostino, Vienna 1970-71 Erin Damisch, Barcelina Su ’09 John Daniels, Vienna Fa ’84 Joshua Daniels, Milan Sp ’10 Abraham De la Rosa, Nantes Fa ’09 Amy Debisschop, Paris 1996-97 Jill Dehlin, Vienna Fa ’96 Dell Nicole Deutsch, Berlin Fa ’09 Tamara Dews, Rome Fa ’04 Mia Dibenedetto, European Union Sp ’15 Erin Dicamilo, Madrid Sp ’06 Richard DiGiovanna, Vienna Sp ’77 Caroline Dillon, Rome Sp & Su ’16 Morse Doane, Freiburg Fa ’87 Greg Doerning, Vienna Fa ’73 Suzanne Donnellan, Vienna Sp ’66 Anna Donovan, Paris Sp ’12 Rachelle Douillard-Proulx Mary Gene Dowling, Vienna Sp ’64 Nathan Draper, Paris BIA Sp ’12 Joanne Duara, Madrid Sp ’08 Charles DuBose, Shanghai Sp ’12 John Dunn, Dublin Su ’01 Mary Dutli, Vienna 1969-70 Gregory Dwyer, Vienna 1971-72 Erica Ehrhardt, Berlin Sp ’09 - in honor of Bubastis

“ Experiencing a different culture for a semester, and living

and working in a new place on the other side of the globe is an experience that I would not trade for anything… I want to thank all of the people that donate to IES Abroad and to the scholarship fund. I had the time of my life, and grew more than I could have imagined in so many ways.

— William R., Vienna, Fall 2016

Rebekah Andersen, Berlin Sp ’10 Anonymous (19) Claire Anderson, Rio de Janeiro Fa ’13 John Andl, Freiburg 1969-70 Kwadjo Annor, Barcelona Fa ’16 Melanie Appelbaum, Nantes Fa ’88 Anya Archer, Vienna 1971-72 Ricardo Arroyo, Paris 1969-70 Suzanne Attwood, Paris 1968-69

Bill Carter - in honor of Wiki Carter, Vienna 1966-67 Perla Castillejos, Dublin Su ’16 Ross Cato John Cavicchi, Paris 1967-68 Vanessa Chang, Freiburg Fa ’98 John Chapin, P’ Freiburg Fa ’00 Daniel Chapman. London Sp ’79


Eden Ehrmann, Dublin Sp ’16 Dana Holdman El, Freiburg Sp ’98 Randi Ellingboe, Paris Fa ’88 Emily Engelhart, Paris BIA Sp ’08 Andrew Erwin Expedia FactSet Research Systems Inc. Janet Feggins Deborah Felmeth, Vienna 1973-74

Richard Fenton Jr, Vienna Sp ’64 John Ferri, Nantes Sp ’16 Richard Ferrone, Paris 1966-67 Peter Filkins, Vienna Sp ’79 Nicole Fitzpatrick, Vienna Fa ’05 Stephanie Floyd Ann Foley, Vienna 1960-61 Anne Fontaine, Nantes Sp ’74 Brooke Fontaine, Milan Fa ’04 Barbara Forman, Vienna 1963-64, 1964-65 Cornelia Fort, Vienna Fa ’55 Susan Foster, Vienna Sp ’71 Elizabeth Frank, Paris 1999-00 Edward Friedman, Madrid 1968-69 David and Sharon Frost, Vienna Fa ’90 Melissa Fuller Dean Fuller Joseph Gaczewski, Paris Fa ’00 Anne Johnston Gardner, Vienna 1969-70 Darrel Gardner, Paris Su ’79 Daniel and Barbara Gerrone, Vienna 1969-70 Katherine Giachetti, Vienna 1967-68 Dean Goering, Vienna Fa ’85 Jeanette Goldsbrough, P’ Christchurch Sp ’13 Eleanor Gottesman, Vienna 1963-64 Kathleen Graler, Vienna Sp ’66 Nicole Granacki Jennifer Gray, Nantes Sp ’05 Robert Gray, Freiburg Fa ’77 Carolyn Greenberg, London Sp ’78 Patrick Griffith, Vienna Fa ’08 Richard and Sally Grosscup, Vienna 1966-67 Pamela Gutowski, Vienna 1969-70 Madeline Hahn Lindsay Hall, London Sp ’16 Judith Hanson, Madrid Fa ’78 Gregory Harding, Madrid Sp ’10 Stephanie Hatley, London Fa ’08 Emily Hauck, Salamanca Fa ’12 Casey Hekker, Barcelona Fa ’09 - in honor of Ben Wieler, Barcelona ’09 Lynn Hemberger, Vienna 1971-72 David Henry, Madrid Fa ’00 Jo Ann Hersh, Vienna Sp ’58 Christopher Hertel, Durham Fa ’81 Garson Herzfeld, Vienna 1971-72 Helen Hines, Vienna 1971-72 Andie Ho, Nantes Fa ’02 Joyce Hoffer, Vienna Sp ’59 Mark and Wendy Holcomb, Vienna Sp ’83 Debra Holmen Alla Holmes, Salamanca Fa ’01 Roxanne Holmes, Vienna Fa ’70 Patricia Hosel, Vienna 1967-68 - in memory of Harry Hosel, Vienna 1967-68 Nathan Hulinsky, Berlin Sp ’12 - in honor of Berlin 2012 Sara Hulse, Paris Fa ’94 Charlie Hunter, Santiago Sp ’11 Michel Jackson, Nantes 1981-82 Anne Marie Jacobs, Vienna 1957-58 Katherine Jacobs Gary Jankowski, Paris Fa ’83 Eric Jenkins, European Union Fa ’92 Burke Johnson, London Sp ’96 Martha Johnson, Vienna 1957-58 Valerie Johnson, Nantes Fa ’88 James Jones, Vienna 1963-64 Eileen Joseph, Vienna Fa ’86 P’ Parent | * Sponsor a Student Society Bold — Founding donor to the Dr. Roswitha Benesch Endowed Scholarship Fund

ANNUAL GIVING REPORT Jake Joseph, Nantes 2009-10 Jennifer Jura, European Union Fa ’04, Vienna Sp ’05 Peter Kahn, London Fa ’87 Tiffany Kaiser, Barcelona Fa ’07 Thomas Kalkreuth, Vienna 1970-71 Eli Kamin, Vienna Fa ’11 Marie Karl, Vienna 1973-74 Martha Katz-Hyman, Vienna 1968-69 Patricia Keane, Vienna 1963-64 Adam Keilers, Vienna Sp ’10 Brian Keith, Vienna Sp ’14 Holly Kellar, Vienna Fa ’91 Lindsay Kemp, Vienna Su ’15 Andrew King, Vienna 2002-03 Corey Kingsborough, Freiburg Fa ’96 Elisabeth Kirchner, Beijing Su ’09 Molly Klein, Freiburg Fa ’11 Christopher Knight, Buenos Aires Fa ’14 Kaylan Knutsen, London Su ’12 Alexandra Kolev, Paris Fa ’13 Judith Kramer, Vienna Sp ’55 Renee Kroner, Vienna Fa ’11 Jeremy Kubicek, Madrid Sp ’97 Chelsea Kuchik, Granada Sp ’14 James Kutcher, Vienna 1966-67 Teresa Kwapisz, Granada Sp ’16 Rebecca Lacy, Vienna 1967-68 Diane Langan, Vienna Fa ’81 Lydia Larrabee, Durham 1973-74 - in memory of Professor Spooner Jeffrey Larsen, Nantes Fa ’08 Michelle Laug, Berlin Fa ’03 - in honor of Barbara Gügold Nicole LeBlanc Ruth Lederle, Vienna Sp ’59 Gary Lednar, Madrid 1970-71 James Lee, Vienna 1971-72 Megan Leff Jamie Leff, Vienna Fa ’11 Gregory Leiher, Vienna 1960-61 - in memory of James Freeman, Vienna 1960-61 Margaret Selzer Charles Leitch, Vienna Sp ’79 Emily Leland, in honor of Eliza Leland Stephanie Lemke Anthony Leong, Tokyo Fa ’04 Fredric Lewis, Vienna 1965-66 Sarah Limbers Max Linden, Buenos Aires Sp ’10 Theodore Lineberry, Amsterdam Fa ’16 - in honor of Chantal Omloo Nathaniel Longfellow, Santiago Fa ’08 Cecelia Lynch, Paris 1977-78 Microsoft Matching Gifts Program William Macy, London Fa ’88 Nick Maentanis Margaret Malott, Paris Su ’77, Fa ’77 Michael Manco-Johnson, Vienna 1965-66 Emma Marcucci, Melbourne Sp ’07 Randall Marcus, London Sp ’81 Rachel Marquardt, Vienna Sp ’13 Warren Marsh, Vienna 1962-63 Lisa Martell, Salamanca Fa ’00 Charlene Mattos, Vienna Sp ’79 Christine Maxey, Freiburg Fa ’04 Anna McCloskey, Granada Fa ’11 Robert McCoach, Vienna 1964-65 Diane McConkey, Nantes Fa ’86, Freiburg Sp ’87 Mary Ann McEwan, Vienna 1972-73 Michael McHugh, Rome Sp ’11 Susan McHugh, Vienna Sp ’88 Linda McIntosh Liptok, Vienna 1970-71 Noelle McMahon Joel Meade, London Sp ’75

Samuel Medina, Barcelona Fa ’15 Frances Barbour Melbostad, Paris Fa ’86 Lesley Melega Brianna Mello, Vienna Fa ’05 Melissa Merens, Vienna 1997-98 Brenda Meyer, Freiburg Fa ’82 Lynn Mikeshock, Vienna 1973-74 Bradley Miller, Barcelona Sp ’03 Adam Miller David Minerath, European Union Sp ’15 Richard Minnich, Vienna Sp ’89 Jeffrey Molinari, Madrid Fa ’12 Robert Moll, Vienna 1965-66 Alec Monaghan, London Fa ’76 Amy Monroe, Nantes 1989-90 Byrnise Monteclaro, Tokyo Su ’01 Janice Montgomery, Vienna Sp ’64 James Moran Shaina A. Moran Janice Morelli, Vienna 1962-63 Michael Morrell, Freiburg 1964-65 Mary Morris-Gilliam, Vienna Sp ’71 Morgan Moscati, Vienna Fa ’11 - in honor of Joseph Moscati Mira Mosle, Vienna Sp ’64 Jorie Moss, Vienna Fa ’09 Jill Mulder, Freiburg 1995-96 Malachy Murphy, Vienna 1959-60 Patricia Murphy, Vienna 1964-65 Leo Murphy, Vienna Sp ’67 Rahul Narain, Tokyo Fa ’15 Betsy Ann Neu, Vienna Sp ’61 Darryl Newman, Salamanca Fa ’91 VyVy Nguyen, Paris BIA Fa ’07 Walter Nicklin, Vienna Sp ’66 Manuel Nikel-Zueger, Madrid Sp ’01 - in memory of L.N. Nona Niner, Nantes 1978-79 Kristy Nittskoff, London Sp ’03 Amy Novick, London Fa ’76 Christopher O’Connell, Paris 1965-66 Edina Oestreicher, P’ Vienna Fa ’16 Molly Olmsted, Vienna Fa ’13 Marc Owens, Singapore 1990-91 Michelle Paine, Nantes 2002-03 Jesse Pasternack, London Sp ’16 Kevin Pastore T. Michael Peay, Paris Fa ’66 Milagros Pelaez, Tokyo Sp ’02 Julia Perlmutter, Nantes Sp ’16 Sally Peter, Dijon Fa ’00 Karen Petersen, Paris 1965-66 Jackson Peterson, Vienna Fa ’10 John Petrushka, Beijing Fa ’12 - in honor of Brian Eyler Gina Pham, Beijing Su ’12 Carmelina Piedra, Milan 1995-96 Piper Jaffray & Co. Robin Pipkin Rosanne Potter, Vienna Sp ’62 Peter Powers, Granada Sp ’15 - in honor of Carmen Duran Leon Larcia Premo, Vienna 1987-88 Janine Primomo, Vienna 1968-69 Erika Quinn Rachel Rice Rebecca Rice-Mesec, Vienna 1980-81 Sarah Rider, Nantes Sp ’00 Hilary Robertson Collado, Granada Sp ’06 Stephanie Rock John Rollinson, Vienna 1958-59 Mia Romano, Madrid Sp ’06 Kandice Rose, Dublin Sp ’12 Sophie Rosen Robin Rosenberg, London Fa ’76, Vienna Sp ’77 Ellen Rosenwinkel

Holly Rudd, Paris Fa ’11 Jacob and Carolyn Rue, European Union Sp ’87 Anne Russell, P’ Granada Fa ’13 Diane Russell Maria Russo, Paris 1967-68 Lois Gorisheck, Freiburg 1971-72 Alan Saleski, Nantes 1966-67 Siobhan Samija, Nantes Fa ’88, Paris Sp ’89 Laura Santilli, Madrid Fa ’78, Paris Sp ’79 Isaiah Sarju, Granada Sp ’13 Ann Satter, Paris Fa ’85

Tejal Thakkar, Granada Sp ’13 Eleanor Thayer, Vienna Sp ’65 Jaron Theye Rev. Suzanne Avison Theil, Vienna Sp ’69 Tacora Thompson Jean Thomson, Vienna Fa ’68 Sandra Thomson, Vienna Sp ’79 Margene Thornton Beckham, Vienna Sp ’62 Alex Ticas, Rome Sp ’06 Stephen Timmons, Durham Fa ’79 Kathryn Toepfer Permut, London Sp ’77

CLASS REUNION GIFTS Gifts in honor of a reunion are an excellent way for classes to pass on the gift of study abroad. Thank you to the following classes who reunited in 2016-17 and raised funds for a class gift: Vienna 65-66 – $5,390 Vienna 70-71 – $26,000 Vienna 71-72 – $7,365

Durham Alumni Weekend – $61,740 From classes: 69-70, 71-72, 72-73, 73-74, 74-75, 75-76, 76-77, 79-80, 80-81, 81-82, 84-85

Pam Saur, Vienna 1968-69 Patricia Schaffer, Vienna Fa ’73 Nicole Schaltenbrand, Vienna Sp ’03 Adam Scheldt, London Fa ’00 Mary Schmid Combal, Vienna Sp ’61 Robert Schnider, Vienna Sp ’66 Edmund Schoeffler, Nantes Fa ’80 Joseph Schroeder, European Union Sp ’11 Jeannine Scott, Paris Fa ’82 Ursula Scott, Vienna Sp ’69 Matthew Scudder, London Fa ’83, Vienna Fa ’84 Christine Seibert, Nantes Fa ’87 Ginger Sell, Paris 1980-81 Evan Seto, Milan Fa ’13 David Shank, Dublin Sp ’16 Robert Shaw, Dublin Su ’02 Alison Sheets, Vienna 2008-09 Mary Beth Sheridan, Durham 1981-82 Elizabeth Sherwood, Rome Fa ’13 Polina Shtern, Nagoya Sp ’05 Colleen Sikorski, Quito Sp ’12 Dennis Skocz, Vienna 1967-68 Goran Skosples, Vienna Sp ’99 Jodie Slothower Alysia Slusser Amy Smetana Gillian Smith, Freiburg Fa ’93 Patricia Smith, Vienna 1965-66 Timothy Smith, Vienna 1970-71 Deborah Smith, Vienna Sp ’72 Elizabeth Smith, Vienna Sp ’79 Sherri Smith, Tokyo Fa ’12 Jacqueline Snider, Paris Sp ’91 Karen Soine, Vienna Fa ’89 Maria Soto Ramirez, Madrid Sp ’06 Thomas Speelhoffer, Vienna 1967-68 Jason Spencer, Madrid Fa ’01 Valerie Spiess, Paris Fa ’94 Lauren Starr, Vienna Sp ’13 Kathleen Keptner, Madrid 1965-66 Hattie Stein, Paris Sp ’15 Paul Stolarczuk, Freiburg Fa ’04 Dianne Stone, P’ Beijing Su ’15 - in honor of Matt Stone Eric Stubee, Durham 1984-85 Shannon Sullivan, Vienna Sp ’96 Madeline Sutherland-Meier, Madrid Sp ’72 Chrissy Swartz, Dublin Fa ’12 Tesfalidet Tewolde, P’ Barcelona Sp ’11

Patrick Treanor, Vienna 1966-67 Gina Tremmel Suzi Tucker, Vienna 1966-67 Betsey Tufano Callan Turner Gene Tweraser, Vienna Sp ’58 - in honor of Carol M. Owens Rachael Ulrich Patricia Valentine, Vienna Sp ’68 April Valentine, Paris Fa ’95 Elena Vanko, European Fa ’07 Todd Vassar, London Fa ’01 Mark Voges, Freiburg Fa ’89 Suzan Von Lengerke, Vienna Fa ’71 John Waas Abidjan Walker, Rabat Fa ’13 Michael Wall, Salamanca Su ’02, Madrid Fa ’02 Susan Waltz, Vienna Fa ’73 Elsa Wehage Sophie Weissbourd, Amsterdam 2015-16 Christopher Wen, Taipei Fa ’92 Courtney Whitmore Wyckoff, Freiburg Sp ’96 Caroline and William Wigglesworth, Vienna Fa ’86 Wesley Wilhelmsen, Vienna 1972-73 Alison Wilkins J. Mills Williams, Vienna 1964-65 Marianne Williams, Vienna Sp ’65 Britini Williams, Granada Sp ’14 Katherine Wilson, Paris Fa ’89 Sarah Wisniewski, Amsterdam Sp ’16 Donna Wiss, Vienna Sp ’84 Leila Wright, Barcelona Fa ’03 Yusuke Yamamoto, Vienna Su ’13 Derrick York Patrick Zailckas, London 1973-74 Nicole Zeimis Kiah Zellner-Smith, Rio de Janeiro Sp ’13 Kirsten Zerhusen, Freiburg Fa ’73 Alison Zgainer, La Plata Fa ’99 Pamela Ziering, Paris Fa ’03 Marie Zisa, Rome Sp ’10 - in honor of Hillary Clinton Dominic Zmarlicki, Berlin Fa ’16

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