As a not-for-profit dedicated to offering superior academic and student support services, we're known for our comprehensive study abroad programs. Explore this list of what's included in your study abroad program fee:



  • Experienced, trained, and dedicated local staff on-site
  • Housing
  • Meals, depending on your housing choice and program
  • Field trips and cultural events*
  • Local field study excursions
  • Amenities at IES Abroad Center (generally includes a small library, lounge areas and Internet access)*
  • CORE™, our Comprehensive Orientation and Re-entry Experience programming
  • Nearly 1,000 IES Abroad courses taught by qualified international faculty
  • On-site academic advising and assistance with enrollment
  • Option to enroll in local partner university courses alongside local students*
  • Access to Moodle, an interactive online learning environment that engages you outside the classroom
  • On-site student handbook
  • Welcome and farewell dinners*
  • Comprehensive health and safety services
  • On-site diversity-related support and resources
  • Medical insurance, including 24-hour traveler’s assistance help line and emergency evacuation
  • Internships and field placements*
  • Service learning and volunteer opportunities*
  • Academic tutors*
  • Access to conversation clubs/language partners*
  • Local university student card (can offer discounts on local services/goods)*
  • Comprehensive crisis management and support


*Varies by program