• This photo shows IUHPFL students at Punta Laguna in Mexico.

    Students on excursion in 2013 at Punta Laguna Spider Monkey Preserve, Mexico.” IUHPFL students studying in Mérida, Mexico in 2013 on excursion to Punta Laguna Spider Monkey Preserve.

  • Photo shows Monica Tillman, eating icecream along the river during the Versailles excursion.

    Soaking up French living: Eating gelato in Versailles, France” Monica T. (Above Left) studied in Brest, France during the Summer 2011

  • Photo portrays Craig Skillman and two fellow students sitting in a coffee shop in León, Spain, in 2011.

    There is something truly spectacular about León: suburban yet rural, noisy and quaint, old-fashioned but new... and offering the world's best coffee: Café con leche.” Craig S. (Above Left) studied in León, Spain, Summer 2011

  • This photo shows a German host family with two children, each wearing a daisy to welcome the new student.

    Host family daisies: This is how my new host family welcomed me to Krefeld, Germany.” Taylor T. studied in Krefeld, Germany, during the Summer 2011

  • Program Sites: Austria


    Graz is located on the beautiful Mur River in a lush and forested region of Austria.

  • Program Sites: Chile

    Viña del Mar

    Viña del Mar, population of approximately 300,000 inhabitants, was founded in 1878 and combines an urban and natural landscape.

  • Program Sites: China


    The capital of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou is home to West Lake, which attracts visitors from far and wide as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Program Sites: France


    Brest, an important seaport and naval base is situated in northwestern France in the region of Brittany.

    St. Brieuc

    St. Brieuc, in northwestern France in the region of Brittany, began as the first IUHPFL Program site in 1962.


    Located in western France between the Loire and Thouet rivers, Saumur is a quaint town filled with historic charm.

  • Program Sites: Mexico


    Mérida, located on the Yucatán Peninsula, was named one of the 100 “cities of peace” in the world by the United Nations.

  • Program Sites: Spain


    Oviedo, a city of approximately 212,000 inhabitants, was founded as a monastery in 761.


    Located in northwestern Spain in the province of Castilla-León, León is a historically rich city.

    Ciudad Real

    Ciudad Real lies south of Toledo, capital of the province of Castilla-La Mancha, home to Spain's beloved Don Quijote and Sancho Panza.

A Note of Thanks from 2010 Alum:

S. Mason BradenTo all who make IUHPFL happen,

I am a 2010 alum of the program in San Luis Potosí, México and I just wanted to say thank you. I was a Spanish major at St. Olaf College (class of 2015) and recently received word that I have been selected to be an English Teaching Assistant in México through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. I do not believe that any of this would have happened without my transformative experience through IUHPFL. Thank you for all that you have done and for the lives that you will continue to open up to the world. Your work has certainly influenced mine.

Sincerely, S. Mason Braden

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