We Did It Again: IES Abroad Ranked Top Study Abroad Organization by GoAbroad.com

You are here

What’s that? IES Abroad has been named GoAbroad.com’s Top Study Abroad Organization for the second year in a row? And we’re the only organization to ever win this honor twice?

Yes, it’s true! And we couldn’t be happier to be recognized as GoAbroad.com’s Top Study Abroad Organization in 2016 and 2017!

GoAbroad.com determines the ranking based on student reviews on their website. Out of 3,126 of GoAbroad’s international partners, IES Abroad has achieved an average overall rating of 9.41 (out of 10) with 1,242 student reviews.

We partner with websites such as GoAbroad.com so that you can easily compare different providers and programs, and read reviews from students. Our students are the real experts on what it’s like to study abroad with us. Reviews like the ones below have made us the number one study abroad provider:

  • Before I left for London, the IES Abroad staff not only provided excellent pre-departure materials that made it clear what I should expect in the process of arranging my trip, but they were also incredibly attentive and quick to respond to any questions I had via email. When I arrived in London, the staff did everything they could to make me feel comfortable and safe. This pattern extended beyond our orientation days, and throughout the rest of the program.
    – Anna | IES Abroad London
     
  • What I loved the most about studying abroad through IES Abroad is the support system that I had from the minute I was accepted and even now as an alumna. I remember feeling butterflies (a bit from excitement, a bit from nervousness) when I thought about my upcoming study abroad trip, but my advisor sent me a weekly newsletter and answered all of my questions (no matter how small or unimportant they seemed to me!).
    - Julia | IES Abroad Nagoya
     
  • This past summer, I traveled with IES Abroad to Morocco for a seven-week intensive language program. Overall, the experience was terrific and I would highly recommend it. The biggest strength of this program is its cultural and linguistic immersion, with classes taught solely in the focus language and an important homestay and cultural activity component.
    - Greg | IES Abroad Rabat
     
  • The staff was always helpful, friendly, and treated me not only with respect but as a friend as well. The school faculty was amazing and I met some of the nicest people there. My transition from the States to Japan was smooth and whenever I had questions, I got answers. I never felt alone or felt as though I couldn't reach out for help. If I could go back to IES Abroad tomorrow, I would.
    - Samekh | IES Abroad Tokyo
     
  • IES Abroad really established a system where I felt that I was able to fully immerse myself to the Madrid lifestyle as much as I wanted. I met my current best friends, I meandered around Europe, and I fell in love with all things Spanish. I am hit with a wave of nostalgia every day that I am not able to sip on a cafe con leche paired with the ever so consistently delicious tortilla española. IES Abroad Madrid does it right.
    - Dan | IES Abroad Madrid

Read more first-hand accounts from our student blogs to learn what life is like for our students studying abroad in more than 30 locations around the world.

Ready to find the best place to study abroad for you? Explore our 140 programs based on location, area of study, or interest.

Recent news & press

Apr 19 3:00pm
Amsterdam

Sustainable Living While Studying Abroad

by Victoria Bruick

Whether you’re a long-time environmentalist or a budding recycler, interning or studying abroad offers you an opportunity to gain insight into how different communities approach sustainable living.

Read more
Apr 19 9:17am
Paris

IES Abroad Paris Students Explore Clichy-Batignolles, the City’s Growing Eco-District

by Victoria Bruick

Professor Alvaro Artigas recently led IES Abroad students on a course-related trip to Clichy-Batignolles, a dynamically growing eco-district in Paris.

Read more
Apr 18 9:19pm
Rome

From International Internship in Italy to Pursuing Public Health

by Shaina Moran

IES Internships alumna Michelle Wagner (Rome Summer Internship 2015 | Penn State University) wears many hats: graduate student, world traveler, public health enthusiast, and blogger, to name a few. In a previous role as an IES intern in Rome, Michelle participated in hands-on work, came face-to-face with social issues, gained a professional mentor, and paved her path to graduate school. Read on Michelle explains her international internship in Italy.

Read more
Apr 17 1:41pm

The Power of Advocacy: Mobilizing the Study Abroad Community

by Hernando Sevilla-Garcia

Hernando Sevilla-Garcia, IES Abroad Diversity Relations Manger, visited Capitol Hill to speak with Illinois representatives on the importance of study abroad programs and international students.

Read more
Apr 16 1:05pm
Paris

Giving Back - Alum of the Month Gianna Reyes Montinola

by Victoria Bruick

Meet Gianna Reyes Montinola (IES Abroad Paris, Summer 1978 & 1978-79 | Mount Holyoke College), Vice President for Corporate Affairs at the Far Eastern University (FEU) Manila.

Read more