Who We Are

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About IFSA

30+ Years of Study Abroad Excellence 

Delivering high-quality academics and personalized experiences, worldwide.  

In 1988, IFSA was founded on the campus of Butler University as an independent nonprofit. Soon our organization gained notice as a pioneer in high-quality international education.  

Today we’re as committed to academic excellence as ever, delivering life-changing study abroad programs in 19 countries by holding firm to our belief that every student is unique — and their journeys should be, too. 

Our Mission

We strive to create global learning environments that help students foster the critical perspectives, knowledge, and skills they need to thrive — now and in the future.  

Our Vision

With the right preparation and encouragement, young people can use their global experiences to enrich their own lives, their communities, and the world we share with meaningful contributions.  

Better Together

Our longstanding partnership with Butler University grounds every academic experience we provide in quality. Much more than a clearinghouse for transcripts, Butler endorses courses, reviews new programs, and contributes as members of the National Advisors Council Executive Committee and IFSA Board of Directors.  

Better Together

Different by Design

Our work is directed not only by our mission and vision — it’s also guided and strengthened by our four commitments. See how they separate IFSA from other study abroad providers.  

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