One semester. A lifetime of possibilities.

From Amsterdam to Nagoya, we have the study-abroad programs you’re looking for. With a semester-long program at IES Abroad, you have the option to create an educational experience that fits your timeline. While studying abroad, you’ll have access to on-site Center staff, the opportunity to take classes at the IES Abroad Center or directly enroll in a university abroad, sample local cuisine, and make lasting memories.

Semester-long programs are perfect for students that are looking to study abroad but are unsure of how long they want to dedicate to a program. Additionally, there are a number of course opportunities that are only available for individual semesters. IES Abroad works with you to help create the perfect semester experience, whether you’re looking to improve your language skills, fulfill course requirements, explore a new location, or all of the above!

Not sure if a semester program is right for you? Browse our summer programs to find the right fit. Plus, add a summer program before or after your semester program and get $500 credited towards your tuition.

Browse Our Semester Programs

At IES Abroad, we’re committed to offering you incredible international experiences that set you up for success before, during, and after studying abroad. Use our Program Finder to find a semester study abroad program that aligns with your course requirements, discipline, destination preferences, and more.

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What Sets Us Apart

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We Put Students First

No two students are the same, so your study abroad experience shouldn't be either. Our student-first philosophy means that we're dedicated to finding the program that works for you. With semester programs, you can capitalize on the customizability of programs without losing the opportunity to study abroad.

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Millions of Dollars in Scholarships & Aid

As a nonprofit organization, our goal is to get you into the study abroad program of your dreams. That's why we offer millions in scholarships and aid for students considering study abroad with us. One quick and easy application is all you need to gain access to hundreds of scholarships.

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Help Every Step of the Way

Our IES Abroad Representatives are here to answer any questions you might run into while researching our programs. We know the process can be daunting, because we've been through it ourselves! Many of our staff are proud IES Abroad alumni that have been in your shoes.

Signs a Semester Abroad Program Might Be Right for You

You Want to Immerse Yourself in a Different Culture
Want to discover life in a different place? Join one of our language-immersive programs and live and speak as locals do.
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You Want Real-World Experience
The experience you gain while interning abroad is not just work experience; it’s cultural, language, social, and professional, too.
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You Want to Learn a New Language
From Spanish and French to Mandarin and Arabic, many of our programs are designed to improve your language skills—no matter what level you’re at.
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You Want to Jump-Start Your Career
By living and learning abroad, students develop sought-after professional skills that not only make them more hirable, but also launch their career.
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You're Looking for a New Adventure
From riding the Great Elephant in Nantes to observing hatchlings head to the ocean in the Galápagos, where will study abroad take you?
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“What really inspired me to study abroad was just to change. You know that when you go somewhere you don't know all the answers to, you're bound to change.”
Kiubon K. • Clarmont McKenna College • Nantes – French Language Immersion & Area Studies

How will study abroad redefine your world? We can’t wait to find out.

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