Trusted in the Field & Trusted by You

IES Abroad offers superior academic and student support services for your student, from beginning to end. Whether it's helping them choose a program, prepare for their adventure, or even adjusting to life once they're back home, we focus on making your student feel comfortable during their study abroad experience. And while the landscape may be changing, one thing never does at IES Abroad: Our commitment to honor the trust of our students, parents, and partners.

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Our Process

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Online Application

Once your student has selected their program of interest, they will complete the IES Abroad online application. Depending on the program of choice and U.S. college/university, there may be additional application materials that will need to be submitted before the program's application deadline.

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Scholarship & Aid Opportunities

With millions of dollars in IES Abroad scholarships and aid, we highly recommend your student apply for financial support as soon as they are considering an IES Abroad program. (Yes! They can even apply before they've been accepted to a program.) Our Scholarship & Aid Application allows students to apply to all of our scholarships and need-based aid with one easy application.

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Predeparture Advising

After applying to an IES Abroad program, your student will be assigned to a Program Advisor who will help them prepare for their study abroad or internship experience. Your student’s Program Advisor assists with program-specific details such as visa requirements, housing options, travel to their host city, and more. Our advisors are well-trained, empathetic (and well-traveled!) professionals who will be your student’s advocate and support as they prepare to study abroad.

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Arrival & Orientation

Your student and their classmates will arrive to their study abroad host city on arrival day. Shortly after, they will begin orientation and CORE™, IES Abroad’s Comprehensive Orientation & Re-entry Experience, which introduces them to the IES Abroad on-site staff, fellow students, host city, and more.

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On-the-Ground Staff

Our Centers abroad are a unique facet of IES Abroad programming. These physical spaces serve as your student’s campus or home base. It’s here that your student will likely take courses, study with classmates, and meet with IES Abroad on-site staff and faculty who provide support for academics, cultural activities, extra-curriculars, and more.

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Re-Entry & Alumni Network

With opportunities such as alumni reunions, networking events, the Ambassador volunteer program, and more, we are committed to helping your student, and the rest of our 140,000 alumni, stay connected and continue to make the most of their study abroad experience even after returning home.

“My wife and I feel so strongly about the value of this experience that we have told our two daughters that a semester abroad while at college is an absolute requirement for each of them. It is not an experience to be missed.”
Parent of an IES Abroad Madrid Student

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We're here to help! If you have questions about IES Abroad, our programs, or study abroad in general, we're here for you.

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