Study Abroad Just Got Easier With IFSA Global Wayfinder

Does the idea of studying abroad pique your interest, but not sure where to start? Are you interested in international study, but not sure what program or location will fit your personal and academic needs? Or maybe you’re looking for a specific type of experience when you go abroad. Then, IFSA Global Wayfinder can help you find our best-fit study abroad opportunity.

Studies show that students who pursue international study have more skills needed for career success than those who don’t. One study found that students that study abroad are twice as likely to secure a job within 12 months of graduation than students that didn’t study abroad.The research also indicated that 80 percent adapt to diverse work environments better, and alums of global education programs make at least $6,000 more in starting salaries than those who don’t study abroad.

There are many other reasons to consider studying abroad, and IFSA’s Global Wayfinder is an easy-to-use, comprehensive tool to help you find the perfect fit for a study abroad program. Explore the following sections of Global Wayfinder to select the elements that will narrow down the best-fit programs for you.


The academic element not only allows you to select your subject, but also accreditation information, your instructional language choice, the level of academic prestige you want,  and even the academic fit.


In addition to identifying a region and selecting a country, you can also determine where you want to study by climate, size, city or country life, or even travel opportunities.


You choose the right term timeframe for you and have access to the program dates and application deadlines.

Career Stepping Stones

From internships to research opportunities; volunteer, service and community programs to pre-professional programs; and other unique academic opportunities, you can narrow down the programs that feature the options that enhance your career path.

Day-To-Day Experiences

Everything from tuition and housing expenses to the type of accommodation you would like, to whether or not you want roommates or prefer to live with a host family is included.


When it comes to life outside of academics, there’s a lot to discover. Here you can choose multiple interests including places that offer the type of activities that interest you; feature your hobbies; provide the kind of social experiences you seek; and any other life experiences.

There are so many great reasons to consider studying abroad and IFSA will be with you every step of the way. Hear accounts from students who lived the IFSA experience and connect with us if you have any questions about our programs or would like additional information. Regardless of the program you choose or where to study, we know your experience will last a lifetime!