Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 24, 2010
IES Abroad, one of the most respected names in international education, opens a new online retail store today, offering high-quality, competitively-priced apparel and travel items for adults, students and children. All store profits will fund study abroad financial aid and scholarships for U.S. college and university students studying on IES Abroad programs worldwide. The new store website is http://www.IESAbroadstore.org.
Apparel items offered include t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, jackets and kids gear; travel items include luggage, bags, water bottles and travel guides. Many items can be customized with the name of the city where the student has studied, such as an IES Abroad Barcelona t-shirt. This online store gives IES Abroad’s almost 80,000 study abroad alumni and 5,500 U.S. students a fun and stylish means to showcase their education abroad experiences.
“We are pleased to offer a simple way for everyone to raise funds for financial aid that supports international education experiences for U.S. college students. It’s an exciting opportunity to link IES Abroad apparel and travel items with the funding of scholarships and international academic programming,” said Dr. Mary Dwyer, president and CEO of IES Abroad.
Shoppers can access the site from the IES Abroad web site at http://www.IESAbroad.org or directly at http://www.IESAbroadstore.org. The store uses secure e-commerce technology to ensure safe and accurate ordering and delivery.
IES Abroad, which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2010, is a global, not-for-profit academic consortium offering study abroad programs to more than 5,500 U.S. college students each year who participate in 92 programs at 32 international locations. IES Abroad offers programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand and South America. http://www.IESAbroad.org
In October of 2010, IES Abroad received the prestigious Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) designation from The Forum on Education Abroad for meeting the highest standards for study abroad programming and evaluation in the nation.