IES Selects UST Junior to Blog From Abroad

University of St. Thomas junior Laura Blaser has been selected by IES Abroad to blog about her study abroad experiences in Madrid, Spain, during spring semester. She was one of 31 bloggers chosen from a pool of more than 200 applications. 

Laura Blaser

Laura Blaser

Blaser is majoring in Spanish Intensive International Business and Spanish Linguistics. She enjoys experiencing new cultures and is returning to a country she fell in love with on a previous trip abroad. Follow her blog on

IES Abroad, which celebrated 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 100 programs at 32 international locations. IES Abroad offers programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand and South America.

In October 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.