A Top-Quality Academic Experience

As an international education provider, we are first and foremost about bringing the highest quality academics to our students. We offer expert-taught courses both at our Centers abroad and at renowned international universities, personalized pre-program support, internships, community-based learning, and volunteering opportunities for college students across all disciplines. 

We are guided by strong ethical values and our programming is held to the highest standards of academic excellence. All of our offerings are overseen by multiple academic governance committees, and we work closely with universities to ensure students receive college credit for their time abroad.

Learn About Our Academics

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Programs Around the World

With 30+ country destinations across the globe, 130+ programs to choose from in 90+ academic disciplines, and 900+ course offerings, there is a program for you. Peruse the program finder, and get the match that's just right for you.

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What We Offer

Build your own ideal study abroad experience by choosing from hand-picked courses at IES Abroad Centers, courses at local partner universities, part- and full-time internships, volunteering opportunities, and more.

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Academic Disciplines

Across our portfolio of programs, we offer dozens of disciplines to choose from. Whether you're looking to satisfy course requirements or open to trying something new, there are loads of options.

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STEM Abroad

Yes, you can study abroad as a STEM student! We know how important it is to balance a rigorous course sequence with on-time graduation. That's why our STEM Abroad initiative works with an international network of STEM experts to create high-quality engineering-focused study abroad programming.

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Academic Excellence

We've been around since 1950, and have built a reputation for an emphasis on top-notch academics through our programming. We consistently refine what it means to be an international education organization, often creating innovations that are the first of its kind.

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Ethical Values

Our Global Good Commitment ensures that we are doing all that we can to be active participants in bettering the world, including staying true to our mission-driven desire to not only educate students, but to open their eyes to some of the greatest challenges the world faces today.

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Program Oversight

By providing direction, academic program development, and review, our General Conference and the academic governance committees play an important role in supporting our mission.

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Center of Excellence in Teaching & Learning Abroad

CETLA was established in July 2022 to promote and facilitate our long-standing tradition of academic excellence. CETLA also celebrates the many accomplishments of our talented faculty as we encourage students to reflect upon and articulate the value of their study abroad experience.

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Transcripts & Credits

We know that an essential part of study abroad is how you'll transfer those credits back to your home school. That's why we will automatically send one official transcript to your home school once grades are final.

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“We need thoughtful, interculturally effective, and productive global citizens more than ever – substantial evidence demonstrates that these are part of the personal and professional skills students gain through study abroad.”
Gregory Hess • President & CEO of IES Abroad

How will study abroad redefine your world? We can’t wait to find out.

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