There's a reason why IES Abroad was named GoAbroad's Top Study Abroad Organization for two years in a row: everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Created in 1950, we believe in crafting unforgettable, life-changing educational adventures that go beyond our students' expectations. Every year about 6,500 study abroad students choose IES Abroad for their authentic study and intern abroad experience. Our work starts in our Chicago headquarters and spreads across more than 140 study abroad programs in more than 30+ locations worldwide. With this network, we develop authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences. We believe that studying abroad should be a part of every student's academic life, and we aim to not only provide study abroad opportunities, but to consistently maintain a friendly, fun, and safe academic and cultural environment. We believe so firmly in the power of our academically superior programs, that we actively recruit students from diverse populations and pledges more than $5 million in scholarships year after year. We are proud that our students are as diverse and exciting as the countries we study. Through IES Internships, we offer a variety of full-time semester and summer internships in 15 locations around the world. For more than 40 years, we've provided opportunities to intern in some of the world's most exciting cities. With IES Internships, you'll have a guaranteed placement, more on-the-job hours, dedicated assistance with résumés and interviewing skills, and the ability to network with other students. How will study abroad redefine you? We can't wait to find out.

IES Abroad Programs

IES Abroad Granada - Study in Granada

Many travelers who visit Granada insist it's the must-see city in all of Spain. With one of the clearest windows into Spain's unique historical symbiosis of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, the IES Abroad ...

IES Abroad Madrid - Language Area Studies Semester/Year

The IES Abroad Madrid Program is designed for those who want to experience the vitality of Spain! Live in its capital city and through course enrollment at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), one of ...

IES Abroad European Union - Semester Program

Taught in English, the IES Abroad European Union Program gives you the chance to study Politics, Economics, Business, and International Relations like you never have before. As the European Union continues to ...

IES Abroad Nantes - French Language Immersion & Area Studies

Our French Language Immersion & Area Studies Program has two important goals: to improve your written and verbal proficiency in French through language and area studies courses and to introduce you to ...

IES Abroad London - Study London Semester/Year Program

Come supplement the value an undergraduate degree with a study abroad or international internship experience in London! Programs include: Economics, Health Practice, International Business, Womens Studies, ...

IES Abroad Sydney Direct Enrollment - Semester/Year Program

Take advantage of the chance to live and learn in Sydney, one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world! Students can immerse themselves in the academic and student culture of Macquarie University, ...

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Carley Haft, 21

United States

Supportive Staff at IES

This past spring I had the joy of participating in the IES Direct Enrollment program at Queen Mary University of London. IES was very helpful in terms of the arranging everything so I could be...

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Naomi Keusch Baker, 20

United States

Wien ist ein Traum / Vienna Is a Dream

I applied to the IES Vienna Music Program thinking I would focus on piano and harp performance for a semester. At my home institution, I am a math and computer science major and, unfortunately, don't...

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Emily Nicholson, 21

United States

South America is SO Under-Rated

My university does not have any programs in South America, so I studied abroad through IES and got to visit 4 South American countries (and live in 2). IES did an amazing job placing me with such...

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