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Queen's University Belfast Offers Study Award Competition

Queen's University Belfast, a top ranked university in beautiful, student-friendly Belfast, is offering two study awards for spring semester 2017:

  • Round-trip airfare between the U.S. and Belfast and campus housing for the semester
  • Round-trip airfare between the U.S. and Belfast

Students interested in applying for the study awards should submit a photo, video or short essay telling Queen's why they want to study in Northern Ireland and at Queen's in particular. Click here to visit the competition website.

Peru Resident Director Publishes Op-Ed on Gender Violence

butler 32 linkedinIFSA-Butler's resident director in Peru, Dr. Laura Balbuena, published an opinion piece in el Comercio, the oldest and most influential newspaper in Peru. Dr. Balbuena, an expert on gender studies, used the op-ed piece to discuss gender violence in Peru.

Click here to read the article (in Spanish).

Chile Named Top Destination

Chile was named South America's Leading Adventure Tourism Destination for 2016 by the World Travel Awards. Chile earned this distinction for its spectacular and diverse natural landscapes, great tourism infrastructure and well-developed adventure tourism opportunities.

IFSA-Butler offers programs in the capital city of Santiago and serene, coastal Valparaíso. Both offer top quality academic, cultural and outdoor opportunities for the student who wants to experience a true gem of Latin America!

Use Your Financial Aid to Study Abroad

Many students don't realize that financial aid can help pay for study abroad. Pell Grants, Stafford Loans and PLUS loans can apply to your IFSA-Butler program.

College grants and scholarships, Perkins Loans, state grants and loans, and 529 plans may also be used for study abroad, but you'll need to ask your home campus financial aid office about their policies for transferring these types of aid.

More information and resources on funding study abroad:

Australia Rated Second Most Liveable Country

The 2015 United Nations Human Development Index ranked Australia the second most liveable country in the world. The UN rated 188 nations and based its rankings on criteria such as life expectancy, years of education and per capita income.

Other IFSA-Butler program locations that ranked among the top 20 most liveable countries were Ireland (#7), Great Britain (tie for #15), New Zealand (#10) and Israel (#18).

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