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Your vision. Our resources.

Create your own unique program for study abroad

For more than a decade, IFSA has been working with our partner institutions—more than 500 of them—to create and run customized study-abroad programs that have served thousands of students. Our quality, thoughtfulness, collaboration, and support speak for themselves: many of our partners have been with us for years because they recognize our expertise and value.

A powerful way to enhance your brand

Our custom and faculty-led program service makes it simple to provide a high-value study abroad experience to your students that can merge seamlessly with your on-campus curriculum. With the ability to use your own faculty, you can ensure that the instruction your students receive fully aligns with your educational culture and standards—a true extension of the on-campus experience.

Programs designed around you

We have the ability to fully tailor the program to your institution’s needs and goals. Choose from a turnkey program completely run by IFSA under your university’s banner, or work with us to design and build one from scratch to your requirements, taught by your own faculty and supported by us. You can also draw on our curriculum and instructors to augment your student’s experience, or have us teach your courses for you.

Focus on academics and leave the heavy lifting to us

If you already offer a study abroad program, IFSA can make it more enriching, efficient, cost-effective, and easier to run.

Working with IFSA opens up access to on-site resources that deepen the educational and experiential impact of your program, and enhance its value to students. Our in-country staff and networks let you leverage the knowledge and connections that only locals can provide. We also deliver robust on-the-ground health and safety support to ensure the wellbeing of your students, and can handle any or all aspects of logistics and administration including transportation, orientation, setting up excursions, securing classrooms and overseas faculty, and on-the-ground support for your students.

We offer robust, customized marketing support, with a proven framework and toolkit including guidance, email, and social media templates to help you promote the program to your students. We provide you with resources to support your program from end to end, including prearrival materials, itineraries, guides, and insurance information, a student portal, and evaluation tools. We can even give your faculty an on-site visit to get a taste of local culture, and see our housing and classroom options.

The choice is yours: we work with you to provide the advice and services you need from an experienced study abroad expert, while offering you the freedom to be involved as much—or as little—as you wish.

18 countries, endless possibilities

Custom and faculty-led programs can be set up in any of these countries:

  • Argentina (Buenos Aires)
  • Australia (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney)
  • Chile (Santiago, Valparaíso)
  • China (Shanghai)
  • Costa Rica (Heredia)
  • Cuba (Havana)
  • Czech Republic (Prague)
  • England (Cambridge, London, Oxford)
  • Ireland (Dublin, Galway)
  • Italy (Rome)
  • Mexico (Mérida)
  • New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington)
  • Northern Ireland (Belfast)
  • Peru (Lima)
  • Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, St. Andrews)
  • Spain (Barcelona)
  • Sri Lanka (Kandy)
  • Wales (Cardiff)

Let’s talk

Ready to start exploring how our team can assist with your custom or faculty-led program? To get the conversation started, please submit the IFSA Custom Program Exploratory Form and one of our experienced Custom & Collaborative Programs team members will be in touch with you to discuss next steps.