Make the World Your Classroom

At IES Abroad Customized and Faculty-Led Programs, we know study abroad. With more than 70 years of experience collaborating on customized, faculty-led, and short term study abroad programs, we make it possible for you to create the perfect custom study abroad program for your students. So, build your program from options that stretch as far as your imagination, and let us lead the way. Whether you need high-level support and services or simply a framework and access to your network, it's up to you!

Building on 70 Years of international education leadership, IES Abroad Customized & Faculty-Led Programs offer

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On-the-Ground Support

We maintain on-site support at our Centers in more than 30 cities.

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Customizable Programs

Create a program specific to your needs and specifications.

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Well-Rounded Academics

Your students will learn in and outside of the classroom.

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Comprehensive Health & Safety

IES Abroad has set the standard for health and safety in study abroad.

What You Can Expect

We're here to help you create the perfect study abroad program for your students. Wherever your destination or whatever your academic focus, together we can make it happen. 

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Program Options Wherever You Want to Go

Imagine your customized or faculty-led study abroad program in one (or more) of our 30+ destinations around the world. Wherever your destination or whatever your academic focus, together we can make it happen.

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Personalized Support

From short-term summer courses to semester-long experiences and from your campus to our overseas Centers, our staff is here to support your institution. Whether you are just starting the development process or have a program framework, we'll work with you to create tailored study abroad programs for your students.

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Win Up to $15,000 for Your Program

We are proud to offer a total of $50,000 in $5,000 to $15,000 grants for winners to put towards faculty-led study abroad program with the IES Abroad Global Pillars (Sustainable Living, Equitable Living, Human Well-Being).

A Limitless Network of Possibilities

Local & World-Ranked Universities
Students can participate in courses and research at nearly 100 of our international, world-renowned partners.
Community-Based Learning Opportunities
We arrange volunteer opportunities from our network of NGOs, not-for-profits, and other organizations.
Local Housing Partners
We typically offer three types of vetted, on-site, IES Abroad-staff-inspected housing: residence halls, student apartments, or homestays
Internship Placements
Engage with our professional network of 500+ vetted and trusted employers who provide students with substantive work experiences.
Destinations Around the World
Imagine your customized or faculty-led study abroad program in one (or more) of our 30+ destinations around the world.

Study Abroad by Design® Program Spotlights

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  • Asset & Facilities Management & Energy in Auckland
  • Law in Spain

University of Notre Dame • Asset & Facilities Management & Energy in Auckland

The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Science wanted to supplement the on-campus portion of its Introduction to Asset Management and Life-Cycle Resiliency course with an experiential international component. 

  • Term & Length: Summer, three weeks
  • Student Audience: Undergraduate students
  • Academic Focus: Infrastructure Asset Management
  • Courses Taught by: Notre Dame faculty member
  • Housing: Shared hostel
  • Field Trip: 2-day trip to Waiheke Island and a day trip to Rotorua
  • Highlight: In addition to engaging in learning on University of Auckland’s campus, students also experienced local culture and their subject matter in action out in the field.

Latest from Abroad

Follow @IESabroad on all your favorite social media platforms for the latest videos, photos, blog posts, and updates from our students and staff around the world.

“We are grateful for the shared commitment to academic quality, seamless administrative procedures and thorough, caring student services. We use partners by college policy and choose IES Abroad due to our positive experiences. Thank you, IES Abroad!”
Robin C. • Executive Director of International Programs at Occidental College

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