About Us: The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University
History of IFSA-Butler

1988
The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University is founded

1989
IFSA-Butler offices open in Australia; just 57 students go on our first program to Australia

First group of IFSA-Butler students to England

1989
IFSA-Butler starts programs in Ireland

1991
IFSA-Butler sends its first students to New Zealand, to the University of Otago

1996
IFSA-Butler launches its first website

IFSA-Butler starts its first venture into language-based programs by cooperating with ISEP in Costa Rica.

1998
IFSA-Butler starts programs in Buenos Aires and Chile as part of the COPA consortium

1999
IFSA-Butler opens first Study Abroad program to Cuba since the Revolution at the Universidad de Habana

IFSA-Butler unveils new logo

2000
IFSA-Butler adds program in Mendoza, Argentina

2001
IFSA-Butler sends 714 students to Australia in one semester

2004
IFSA-Butler sends students to its first program in Mexico

2005
Lincoln Commission recommends that US increase number of students who study abroad to one million annually by the year 2017

IFSA-Butler aligns with Arcadia University to form The Alliance for Global Education

2007
IFSA-Butler starts program in Wales

2008

IFSA-Butler founder and Chairman of the Board Dr. David Gray is awarded the title of "Officer of the Order of the British Empire" (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II

First group of IFSA-Butler students study in Peru

2009
IFSA-Butler opens program in Egypt

2011
IFSA-Butler anticipates re-opening its program in Cuba

2012
IFSA-Butler opens programs in Israel and Sharjah, UAE

 
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