Who We are
What started in 1988 on the campus of Butler University has grown to become a pioneer in high-quality international education practices. As an independent, nonprofit organization, IFSA continues its tradition of academic excellence in 19 countries around the world. We are proud of our long history of creating incredible experiences and deep professional networks, and we use these strengths to fuel our future. We refuse to be satisfied with past successes, so we continue to innovate, evolve, and expand.
As a result, we deliver the best study abroad programs with integrated academic guidance to shape a better world, one student at a time.
IFSA creates global learning environments designed to foster the development of critical perspectives, knowledge and skills essential for students to thrive in the future.
Through a meaningful and lifelong impact on students, our programs cultivate informed, engaged individuals who leverage their global experiences to enrich their lives and the world.
For more than 30 years, we have partnered with educators to support students as they navigate the complexities of their global learning experience. Butler University has been with us since the beginning, endorsing courses, reviewing programs prior to launch, and serving as a critical member of the National Advisors Council Executive Committee and the IFSA Board of Directors. It’s more than a transcript for your students; it’s an academic partnership.