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Argentina

Argentine Universities Program

Join a study program in Buenos Aires, one of the world’s most exciting and cosmopolitan cities. Between classes, you will visit museums as well as enjoy sports, films,

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Scotland

Scotland Study Abroad Program at the University of Edinburgh

Searching for a wonderful study abroad destination? The Institute of Study Abroad, Butler University and the University of Edinburgh offers the perfect study abroad experience...

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New Zealand

IFSA-Butler at the University of Otago

The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University, offers semester and yearlong study abroad programs at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. New Zealand's oldest...

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Ireland

IFSA-Butler National University of Ireland, Galway

Study abroad at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Take part in a program that offers many Irish cultural courses. Students will be immersed in a flexible and friendly...

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England

IFSA-Butler at Oxford University

Take the opportunity to study at one of the world's best universities by joining the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University, program at the University of Oxford. International...

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Australia

IFSA-Butler at Griffith University

The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University, has an ongoing program at Griffith University in Australia. The university has three campuses, one in Toohey National Park...

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Australia

IFSA-Butler Engage Australia

IFSA-Butler's Engage programs in Australia provide career-driven students with affordable, high quality study abroad opportunities at Griffith University Gold Coast and the...

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New Zealand

IFSA-Butler at the University of Auckland

Live in the beautiful city of Auckland in New Zealand while on a study abroad program with the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University. Students attend one of the best...

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Chile

IFSA-Butler in Santiago, Chile

The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University, offers study abroad opportunities in Santiago, Chile. The program gives students the option to study at two universities...

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Chile

IFSA-Butler in Valparaiso, Chile

The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University, offers study abroad opportunities in Chile. The program gives students the chance to study at a Chilean university in Valparaíso...

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Australia

IFSA-Butler University of Queensland

Travel to Australia and study at a large comprehensive, research-intensive institution of international standing through the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University....

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Australia

IFSA-Butler University of Sydney

The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University, offers the opportunity to study at one of Australia's most prestigious universities that is modeled after Oxford. The University...

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England

IFSA-Butler University College London

The University College London (UCL) is the oldest and largest institution within the University of London federation. A new global citizenship program draws on UCL;s research-based...

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Ireland

IFSA-Butler University College Dublin

Participants in this Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University, program apply to one college at University College Dublin and take most of their classes within that college....

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Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Take me back to Buenos Aires!

My time in Buenos Aires was one of the best experiences of my life. As someone who has travelled to other countries and had homestay experiences, my time with IFSA Butler in Argentina was the most enjoyable and comfortable study abroad experience that I have had.

I would recommend my study abroad program hands-down. But I will be honest. The Argentine Universities program is challenging. 5 semesters of a language are required to join the program and you could be in classes surrounded by all Argentine students at your universities in classes that aren’t specifically taught for exchange students. However, the program does allow you flexibility with your classes that you can choose as challenging or easy a class as you would like.

I loved my homestay. I lived with a an older woman who became like my second mom. I had my own bedroom and bathroom and breakfasts and dinners covered every day (except Saturday night dinner). My host mom and I were extremely close, considering she had to take me to the doctor at the beginning of my time in Argentina. I learned so much from her in the house about the language and the culture.

Another thing that I loved about the program is that there are so many options for classes and you are really given control of your academic life abroad. I did the human rights concentration with IFSA on genocide studies so I had one class with IFSA on the topic and a human rights internship. With this internship, I got to conduct research for a non-profit in a hospital which was such a transformative experience both professionally and personally. I would highly recommend finding an internship or volunteer experience while abroad and IFSA helped facilitate the experience.

The program is designed to be immersive and program directors really encourage us to not hang out with all Americans. We are encouraged from the first day of orientation to immerse in Argentine culture and make Argentine friends. That was also one of my goals coming to Argentina and a goal that I made! I made these friends through my classes, a program called PALS at the Catholic University of Argentina, and by stepping out of my comfort zone and meeting people at concerts, bars, etc. and taking advantage of the city’s busting night life!

I also had the opportunity to travel around Argentina at the end of my program. Some students find ways to travel on the weekends and it very easy to get a quick plane ride/longer bus ride to incredible places around the country. I choose to wait to the end of the program so that I could really experience all that Buenos Aires had to offer.

Buenos Aires is a city for young people and I encourage anyone who wants to study abroad there to study abroad through the IFSA Butler Argentine Universities program.

Program: Argentine Universities Program

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    8

First Time Abroad

As someone who had never left the country before, I was incredibly excited and nervous to study abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Since my college is only 2 hours from my hometown, I had never been so far away from home for such an extended amount of time. I also felt a lot of pressure to actively enjoy every moment of my time abroad and have as many experiences as possible.

I ended up having an amazing time in Scotland. Edinburgh is a beautiful, historic town with loads of culture (and bars). Compared to other cities I visited abroad (Such as Paris, Copenhagen, and London), Edinburgh felt more like a large town. While it lacked an underground metro, it was not missed. Most everything was within walking distance, and what was not walkable could be reached by bus. The town was also rich with both bars and, surprisingly, a thriving coffee culture. As a barista myself at an independent coffeeshop, I was very excited to test all the coffee shops around the town filled with single origin blends, home-made pastries, and acai bowls.

Travel from Edinburgh was also extremely manageable and enjoyable. Other areas of Scotland were easily accessible via train from Waverly station and the airport was an easy AirLink bus ride away. During my time I visited the Isle of Skye, North Berwick, Aberdeen, and St. Andrews.

The University itself is beautiful and a large part of the town. IFSA made registering for classes extremely easy. I was enrolled as a student and had classes with both other abroad students and full time students. The University itself has many international full time students from around Europe, so there was an amazing mix of different viewpoints in all my classes.

IFSA also held specific events throughout the semester for its students including a food tour and weekend homestay. I stayed in the Lake District of England during my weekend homestay The area was incredibly beautiful and my host family was very warm and friendly.

Overall, I would highly recommend studying abroad with IFSA and Edinburgh will always have a place in my heart.

Program: Scotland Study Abroad Program at the University of Edinburgh

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    9

Life unknown

When I came to Costa Rica, I was super nervous about my Spanish skills but the IFSA Costa Rica staff helped a lot with my transition by providing me with enough resources I can use. My favorite part of the program was the outdoor field trips that IFSA offered. We had a lot of fun while learning a lot of things about the environment. This experience changed my life and perspective in life, wouldn't change it for anything!

Program: IFSA-Butler in Heredia, Costa Rica

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    10

My time abroad

Studying abroad through IFSA-Butler was absolutely great. The program was very helpful in making sure everything was in order for us, which not all programs do. I think the best part was the study abroad orientation, where I was able to meet a ton of people. In addition, they set up a bunch of cool activities for us like going to the Blue Mountains. During the semester, they made an effort to keep in touch and took us to the Opera House and did a country life weekend with a host family as well. I would highly recommend.

Program: IFSA-Butler University of New South Wales

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Life at UQ with IFSA

I had the most amazing experience with IFSA Butler at the University of Queensland. With the help of IFSA, I was able to have an advisor there in my city during my entire time abroad and it was incredibly helpful to have her to reach out to. I had questions about using my student health insurance to questions about places to eat out in the city, and she was always an instant reply away. We also had dinners throughout the semester, an incredible orientation experience that allowed us to immediately adjust to the Australian life, and a very fun mid semester trip. IFSA also is how I got my housing in the International House in Brisbane which is where I met friends that I have been in contact with and even traveled to see since returning from Australia. The International House hosted several cultural events, allowed me to meet people from all over the world, and felt like home in a country I had never even been to before. The staff at the International House was also incredibly supportive of its students and helped me get my extended time approved, with the help of my advisor through IFSA.

Program: IFSA-Butler University of Queensland

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