What's Included

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As a not-for-profit study abroad provider, we’re dedicated to offering superior academic and student support services. Our student-first mentality and comprehensive programs are some of the main things we’re known for. At-a-glance, we offer:

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Your IES Abroad advisor is here to help you prepare for study abroad.

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All of your classes are included in your program fee.

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From course-related trips to weekend excursions, many field trips are built into the program.

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Housing options vary by location, but typically include apartment, homestay, and residence hall options.

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Your health and safety abroad is our highest priority.

Before You Go




Predeparture planning is one of the most important steps to ensuring you have an incredible time abroad. From language prep to visa support, we’re here to help you get ready for your adventure.

While You’re Abroad
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  • 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

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