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Off-Campus Study Director Stephen Hall Honored by IES

Story posted November 14, 2005

(Chicago, IL - November 14, 2005) - Stephen Hall, Bowdoin College' s Director of Off-Campus Study, received the IES Professional Development Award at the 55th Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) Annual Conference in Chicago.

IES awards the Professional Development Award to the most dynamic professional in the field, based upon the nominations and voting of study abroad professionals.

Bestowed annually through a highly-competitive selection process, the Professional Development Award is one of the few awards given in the field and provides recipients with $500 to be used toward any professional development seminar or to visit any of IES's 29 academic program locations in Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, and South America.

"Stephen's enthusiasm for international education, noteworthy contributions to the field of study abroad, range of abilities, and generosity as a volunteer has not gone unnoticed by students or his colleagues," said Dr. Mary Dwyer, President of IES.

As the Director of Off-Campus Study at Bowdoin, Hall is responsible for the off-campus study of 225 to 250 students each year and is Bowdoin's representative for the Twelve College Exchange. He has also managed programs in Cape Town, South Africa and St. Petersburg, Russia and has participated in the development of programs in London and Quito.

An active contributor to the field of study abroad, Hall serves on many committees, including IES's Academic Council and Curriculum Committee, the Advisory Council of the Forum on Education Abroad, and the Forum's Data Collection Committee.

IES, the Institute for the International Education of Students, is a 55-year-old, Chicago-based non-profit study abroad organization that provides students with high-quality study abroad experiences that foster intercultural understanding. More than 4,500 students attend IES programs each year, with IES committing up to $1.7 million each year to its Scholarship and Financial Aid programs, enabling students who are meritorious as well as those who need financial assistance to have the opportunity to study abroad on IES programs.

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