OUR STORY AND MISSION

The Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) was founded in 1988 on the campus of Butler University as a provider of study abroad programming for U.S. undergraduates. IFSA operates independently as a non-profit organization and maintains a close connection with Butler University. We are committed to providing the best study abroad programs with integrated academic guidance and individualized support to ensure student success.

Our MISSION:
IFSA creates global learning environments designed to foster the development of critical perspectives, knowledge and skills essential for students to thrive in the future.

Our VISION:
Through a meaningful and lifelong impact on students, our programs cultivate informed, engaged individuals who leverage their global experiences to enrich their lives and the world.

Our COMMITMENTS:

  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Individualized Learning
  • Intercultural Agility
  • Enduring Impact

ALUMNI STORIES

Reach Out To Us
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
STUDENTS CURRENTLY STUDYING ABROAD:
Contact your IFSA resident staff or local authorities.
FAMILY MEMBERS OR ADVISORS OF STUDENTS ABROAD:
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm EST:
Contact the IFSA Office at 800.858.0229 or 317.940.9336 Ask for a Health and Safety team member.
After hours, weekends, and holidays:
Contact the Butler University Police Department at 317.940.9999 The officer on duty will contact the appropriate IFSA personnel.