Let’s Do This!

We’re here for you at every step of your study abroad journey: We help you find the right program, prepare for your experience, and arrive safely—which is just the beginning of it all. Our Center staff abroad make sure you settle into your housing, live like a local, maximize your learning both inside and outside the classroom, and so much more. After you’ve returned home, our alumni programming (and a network of more than 150,000 IES Abroad alums!) extends your experience way beyond the time you study or intern with us, with plenty of opportunities to stay connected with your study abroad friends and network with new ones for years to come. 

Our study abroad and internship application is the step-by-step (and free!) start to your adventure. Learn more about how you’ll apply once you’ve picked your program. Be sure to keep an eye out for application deadlines so you don’t miss your window, and heads up: deadlines on your campus may differ from ours! 

How to Apply to Study Abroad or Intern with Us

Pick Your Program
Start exploring programs by location, term, discipline, language, and more. From there, you can compare and contrast programs of interest.
Explore Programs
Understand your Passport & Visa Requirements
Be sure to confirm your requirements ASAP! Every country has their own process, requirements, and fees for applying for a visa.
Passport & Visa Requirements
Contact Your Representative
Your Representative helps you before you apply. Start chatting with yours as you explore programs and build your plans.
Contact Your Representative
Apply Online
Found your program? Get your adventure started by submitting the online portion of your study abroad or internship application—for free! 
Apply Now
Submit Additional Forms
These are things like your transcript or home school authorization form. Submit them all by the deadline and—voila—you’re golden.
Login to MyIESabroad

What to Expect After You’ve Applied

So, you’ve picked a program, applied online, completed your forms in your account. What’s next? From here on out, it’s all about the prep work to help you make the most of study abroad. Here are a few highlights: 

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Receive Your Admissions Decision

We'll email you once your admissions decision is ready.

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Register for Courses, Housing, Field Trips, and More.

We'll start piecing through the details so you're set up for success.

We’re Here for You 

Meet some of the IES Abroad staff who are here to support you throughout your journey. 

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College Relations Managers

There’s a representative specifically for your college/university who knows the ins and outs of how students like you study abroad with us—from which programs are approved to special scholarship opportunities.

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From the moment you apply, your advisor is at the ready to make sure you’re prepared for your experience. You’ll work with them from application through departure.

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Center Staff

We hire local staff and faculty who are committed to your success and making your experience the best it can be.

a Global Enrollment Management Specialist reviewing student visa applications

Diversity, Global Enrollment, Student Affairs Teams and More.

IES Abroad is here to help you make your study abroad adventure as seamless as possible.

$6+ Million in Scholarships & Aid

We firmly believe that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from studying abroad. This is why we commit millions of dollars to our study abroad scholarships and aid.

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“To any and all future students contemplating going abroad: Do it. You won't regret it and you will absolutely never forget it.”
Rebecca S. • Illinois Wesleyan University • Nantes - French Language Immersion & Area Studies

Ready to get this adventure started?

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