Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University
Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University Programs
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...
Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University Reviews
Stirling: Quaint town with a lot to offer
Submitted by Sarah MacDonald - University of Colorado Denver | December 08, 2017
I had a really wonderful experience with IFSA-Butler and at University of Stirling! If you're looking for a more quiet town that's still close to the city Stirling is the perfect location. I also really appreciated the on site staff provided by IFSA-Butler! They organized several events throughout the semester and checked in on us to make sure everything was going well. The on site staff really made the transition easier.
Program: University of Stirling
A life-changing experience
Submitted by Cristopher Hernandez Sifontes - Bates College | November 28, 2017
The IFSA-Butler program at the University of Havana in Cuba is special because of the independence and freedom it gives students. Being thrown into the thick of classes and the Cuban education system after a short orientation gives you the opportunity to get a real sense of the differences in administrative and academic approaches that define UH.
Classes at UH are immersive and broad in their approach to contemporary and global issues. The unique perspectives of professors are shaped by living in a country where history and politics are lived experiences on a daily basis. This presents a challenge to students looking for a conventional academic experience, but offers exciting opportunities for innovation to fearless ones.
IFSA-Butler's program has amazing housing opportunities in the heart of Vedado (close to world-class entertainment and beaches) just a 5-minute walk from the University. The program's organized excursions to Vinales and Santiago de Cuba give students a broader feel for the different regions that make up the island. The program's partnership with anthropological organizations and ecotourism projects in the countryside make for exciting research opportunities also.
Overall, an amazing experience. Cuba with IFSA-Butler will change your life.
Christina merchant study abroad 2017
Submitted by Christina Merchant - Sewanee: University of the South | November 20, 2017
Studying abroad in New Zealand is an experience that nothing will be able to live up to. Part of this is due to IFSA Butler. They not only made the process seamless, but they put together amazing dinners and trips for our entire group once we arrived. The New Zealand landscapes are stunning, but the people are what made my experience. They broke me out of my shell and pushed me to do activities I would never have imagined I would do. I studied abroad a year ago, and I am still in contact with my friends from there on a weekly basis. If you are thinking about studying abroad, don't question it! Just go and from my experience Otago is the school to go to.
University of Kent experience
Submitted by Emmie - Scripps College | November 19, 2017
I had the time of my life at The University of Kent in Canterbury. I really recommend going to Canterbury as it is a small and historic english town and the Uni is full of life. People were so nice and the best part were the amount of international students who were also studying abroad there, most of them living close to me in Parkwood. The experience with IFSA Butler was very hands off and independent. But, I did go on a trip to the lake district with them and it was a very nice trip. We stayed in a cozy hotel and they really put in an effort to provide us with amazing activities and meals. IFSA was also very helpful when I got sick during finals and worried that I might not be able to make it to my final. They were very kind and compassionate!
Program: IFSA-Butler University of Kent
Submitted by Dominique Tucker - Wake Forest University | November 15, 2017
I took 2 biology major courses, and 2 elective credits. They were Microbiology, Immunology, World Religions and Popular Performance in Culture, Music, and Dance. They equated to 16 credit hours.
My favorite experience abroad was my trip to Thailand. It's a close call though because I had so many amazing experiences. Some friends and I went there for the break, and we stayed for 13 days. We visited 3 different cities and really became closer, and more immersed in Thai culture. So my best experience was probably my ability to go to so many different countries and experience their cultures. I've never had an experience like that before!
Australia was amazing though, and this small review cannot do the program/country any justice, but I think my favorite part was how everything seemed like a completely new experience whether it was flipping on the light switch, driving a car, meeting new people, etc. Sydney and its residents have def became my favorite city/spot on the planet. The food was amazing, and the students at UNSW were so welcoming to me! I made a great group of close friends both Americans, Australians and other students from across the globe.
Also I would budget my time and money, and while people think it's stressful-- its honestly allows you to get the most out of the experience.
IFSA is amazing; great support for you while you are abroad, and they seem to take care of everything for you, so its minimal stress allowing you to focus on fully immersing yourself in the new culture!