What's Included

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A big part of studying abroad is immersing yourself in new experiences. We're all about providing outstanding academic and student support servies to allow you to do just that.

We take care of the details so you can soak up every moment of your global experience. At-a-glance, we offer:

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Personal Advising

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

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Diverse Course Offerings

All of your classes are included in your program fee.

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Immersive Field Trips

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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Health & Safety Services

Your health and safety abroad is our highest priority.

Before You Go
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From language prep to visa support, we’re here to help you get ready for your adventure.

Before you go, you have access to:

  • Personal advising to help you with predeparture questions and concerns such as:
    • Processes based on your home school
    • Financing and budgeting 
    • Diversity-related support and resources
    • Health and prescription medication management consultation
  • Visa application assistance for all visa-required programs and ACCeSS visa processing services for programs in select locations
  • Online student account for easy access to resources such as:
    • a comprehensive predeparture guide, including cultural and academic infomation
    • predeparture forms for housing, course preregistration, and more
  • $5 million in IES Abroad scholarships and aid
  • Past students who have volunteered to answer your questions
    • Family support, including the IES Abroad Family Guide
    • EBSCOhost, an online database of journals and other references
    • Rosetta Stone® Library Solution, an online language learning tool for more than 30 languages
    • 24-hour emergency line for travel delays or other issues en route to host city
    • IES Abroad Blogs where current students share about their study abroad experiences
    • Social media channels sharing what study abroad looks like at all our locations
    While You're Abroad
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    Part of making you feel at home in your host city is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it is an orientation program that makes you feel prepared or your housing that is well-located and comfortable—we’re all about our student services.

    While you're abroad you have access to:

    • A local IES Abroad Center with:
      • Experienced, trained, and dedicated local staff on-site
      • Amenities generally including a small library, lounge areas and Internet access*
      • On-site diversity-related support and resources
      • Welcome and farewell dinners*
    • Academic opportunities including:
      • More than 1,000 IES Abroad courses taught by qualified international faculty
      • On-site academic advising and assistance with course 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
      • Internships and field placements*
      • Service learning and volunteer opportunities*
      • Academic tutors*
      • Access to conversation clubs/language partners*
    • Comprehensive health and safety services and crisis management support
    • Medical insurance, including 24-hour traveler’s assistance help line and emergency evacuation
    • Housing reflective of student accomodations in your host city
    • Meals, depending on your housing choice and program
    • Field trips, cultural events, and course-related trips
    • CORE™, our Comprehensive Orientation and Re-entry Experience programming
    • Local university student card (can offer discounts on local services/goods)*

    * Varies by program

    After Returning Home
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    Your study abroad time may have come to a close, but the adventure doesn't have to be over. Take advantage of all we offer after you return home:

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    Where Will Study Abroad Take You?