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We educate students to become global leaders.

Whether your IES Abroad experience is through a study abroad program, a faculty-led experience, an internship, or another one of our international education offerings through the Study Abroad Foundation, one thing is sure to be true: it was driven by our mission.

Learn more about all the ways we’re developing global leaders at IES Abroad.

Study Abroad

With 140+ study abroad programs in 34 locations around the world, we offer a little bit of everything when it comes to study abroad.

On an IES Abroad program, you can enroll in courses at one of our Centers abroad where you’ll take classes alongside students from all over the United States. You also have the option to enroll in courses at a local university abroad. Or, customize your academic schedule with courses at both. Our study abroad programs take learning outside of the classroom with optional internships, service learning placements, and course-related field trips.

All of your pre-departure planning, advising, on-site support, courses, field trips, housing, and more are included on an IES Abroad program. Because providing you with the tools and support you need to make studying abroad your best adventure ever is our number one goal.


In addition to part-time internships available on our study abroad programs, IES Internships offers full-time summer and semester internships.

Alongside a guaranteed work placement, you’ll enroll in a for-credit internship seminar and optional foreign language course, where applicable.

With 15 IES Internships locations around the world, you can gain the professional and cultural experience you need to get ahead while embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.

Customized & Faculty-Led Programs

IES Abroad Customized Programs works with college/university staff and faculty to build study abroad programs unique to that school.

Students on a Customized Program get a hands-on learning experience while also fulfilling school-specific requirements. From large components such as location to the details of on-site orientation, IES Abroad Customized Programs and university staff/faculty turn study abroad ideas into a reality.

The Study Abroad Foundation (SAF)

The Study Abroad Foundation (SAF), a department of IES Abroad, offers study abroad opportunities to university students enrolled at SAF member universities in China, Japan, Korea, and other select Asian countries. SAF programs are offered across 80 host colleges and universities in Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand and the United States, and give students the option to pursue traditional academic or language studies, complete an internship, or participate in personalized research programs.

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