A passport to global citizenship.

IES Abroad creates a journey—an exhilarating challenge of academics and cultural immersion—an unmatched global educational experience. Our world-class faculty and demanding, relevant courses engage and inspire students as they discover unexpected ways of learning both inside and outside the classroom.

Soon, our students find themselves at the intersection of language proficiency and intercultural communication as they learn to navigate the world as 21st century global citizens. Here's how we do it:

  • More than 120 academic programs
  • Programs in 30+ cities and 21 countries
  • A network of 600+ Ambassadors who have volunteered to answer questions
  • More than 1,200 IES Abroad courses taught by qualified international faculty
  • Credit transfer, based on programs already approved by students’ home schools or through programs accredited by IES Abroad’s School of Record, the University of Rochester
  • Housing options secured and vetted by IES Abroad, including homestays, residence halls with local university students, and/or apartments (often with a local resident assistant)
  • More than $3 million in IES Abroad scholarships and aid available
  • Option to take courses at one of our international partner universities alongside local students
  • Personal advising to assist with pre-departure questions, concerns, and processes
  • Assistance with the visa application process
  • Comprehensive health and safety services, which include:
    • 24/7 emergency staff assistance onsite in each location to respond to immediate health and safety needs of students
    • International health insurance for emergency purposes
    • U.S.-based Dean of Students and support staff who establish and oversee health and safety protocol, consult with IES Abroad Centers to maintain high standards of safety, and serve as an emergency contact
    • An international policy plan for crisis management and emergency procedures in all locations for evacuation in the event of natural disaster, political unrest, or terrorist action.
  • Comprehensive predeparture resources, including cultural and academic information
  • Access to Moodle, an online learning environment that engages students outside the classroom
  • Family support, including the IES Abroad Family Guide
  • Experienced and dedicated local staff on-site
  • Meals, depending on housing selection
  • Internships and field placements in areas such as:  Art/Theatre, Business, Education, Government/Politics, Law, Sciences/Health related programs, Social/NGO Organizations
  • Service learning and volunteer opportunities at various local, national and international charitable organizations in areas such as: Animal Welfare, Community Development, Economic Development, Education, Health, Human Rights, etc.
  • Comprehensive orientation and re-entry programming that focuses on cultural adjustment, goal setting and achievement, and preparing for the return home
  • Access to organized field trips and cultural events
  • Transcript
  • Access to our 100,000+ alumni network and The Exchange bi-annual newsletter