Study Abroad [Redefined] By You®

Ready to create your Study Abroad by Design® program? From your campus to our overseas Centers and partners, we’re here for each step of the planning process …or whenever you want our expertise.

For 70 years, IES Abroad Customized & Faculty-Led Programs has been collaborating on customized and faculty-led study abroad around the world and is reknowned for setting the standard for health, safety, and crisis management, as well as for academic programming. 

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. 

Check out what's included with our suite of services, learn how our process works, and let us know if you'd like to consult with one of our Customized Program Managers to discuss your ideas via the short interest form at the bottom of the page.

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Academics that Work for You

Create a program with academics how and where you want them.

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Health & Safety Protocols

We share our expertise in health, safety, and crisis management.

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Custom Contacts

We offer flexible support that’s available if and when you need it.

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International Partners

We work with our extensive network of partners to create *your* program.

How It Works

Discuss your program location preferences, academic requirements, and additional components with a Customized Program Manager.
We’ll share a proposal outlining your ideal program, featuring academic, logistical, and policy information, for your review.
We assist with predeparture preparation, student advising, and correspondence between your institution and IES Abroad on-site staff.
Upon arrival to your program location, local IES Abroad Center staff will manage the details of your program and serve as an intercultural facilitator.
We want to hear from you! What did you like? What did you miss? What did you value? Let us know how we can make the program even better next year!

Ready to plan your program?

Once you fill out our Customized Programs Interest form, our IES Abroad Customized Program Manager will contact you to discuss your program in more detail. 

Submit an Interest Form