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A Study Abroad Partnership

At IES Abroad, we view study abroad as a partnership. Between us and every student. Between us and you.

Together, we are offering students access to the highest quality academic and cultural study abroad and internship opportunities possible.

Whether it’s concentrating on a specific discipline, learning a language, or exploring new frontiers, our programs are designed to meet the needs and goals of your individual students and your institution.

And, if we don’t have a program that has exactly what you or a faculty member are looking for, we can help you design and deliver one.

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Academic Excellence

Our goal is simple: to provide the highest quality, most academically rigorous study abroad experiences in the world. From 1,000+ IES Abroad courses taught by local faculty to the option to take courses at a prestigious local university that we partner with, the academic combinations we offer allow students to create their own program that best suits their academic and personal goals.

By the Numbers

140 Study abroad & internship programs

1,000+ Unique courses

100+ Disciplines

250+ U.S. college & university partners

500+ Internship providers

Learn more about our standards for academic excellence.

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Health & Safety

One of the greatest benefits of partnering with IES Abroad is knowing that the health and safety of your students is our highest priority. Our health, safety, and crisis management plans helped set the standard for the entire study abroad field. This is what we’re known for—in fact we wrote a whole book about it.

You can expect a worldwide staff that have been extensively trained, a Crisis Management Team that is regularly drilled and experienced in responding to crises, not to mention 65+ years of experience dealing with any situation that might arise.

Learn more about our standards for health and safety.

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65+ Years of Experience

We know study abroad. We should—we’ve been doing it for more than 65 years! A not-for-profit organization with staff around the world, IES Abroad is dedicated to serving as your trusted study abroad and internship partner.

Fostering our leadership in the field is something we take very seriously—from offering a variety of professional development opportunities to hosting our own Annual Conference, we are passionate about what we do. We believe in collaboration and innovation.

The people who work at IES Abroad are our greatest asset. People dedicated to the mission of what we do: to provide opportunities that ultimately change our students and the way they see the world and themselves.

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Advising & Support

We are ready to provide you and your students the support you need when you need it. Because every campus is different, your Representative knows the policies and procedures at your school, and will provide assistance based on your specific needs.

Once your student has applied to a program, they are assigned a program-specific Advisor to help them at every step along the way. From housing questions to visas, our expert Advisors make the whole experience easier for students.

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Academic Consortium

Our consortium is comprised of 235+ leading U.S. colleges and universities. Educational institutions that are part of the Consortium (as either Members or Associate Members) are actively involved in the mission, direction, and academic program development and review of IES Abroad programs.

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Professional Development

Cultivating excellence at all levels of the organization includes developing not only IES Abroad faculty and staff worldwide, but also offering unique professional development opportunities to our partners.

From visiting one of our locations to see a program in motion, attending our Annual Conference, to serving on the Curriculum Committee, there are many ways to actively get involved in supporting the ongoing success of IES Abroad.

Explore the professional development opportunities available to you.

Our Offerings
Sydney Harbour
Study Abroad

With 130+ study abroad programs in 29 locations around the world, we offer a little bit of everything when it comes to study abroad.

Internship student

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

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Customized & Faculty-Led

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

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Study Abroad Foundation

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.