About Us: The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University
Spring 2016 Cuba Program Nearly Full

Students and study abroad advisors should be aware that our spring 2016 program in Havana, Cuba, is nearly full already. We are negotiating for additional spaces with Universidad de La Habana, but we still anticipate reaching our enrollment cap well before the application deadline.

We will evaluate our Cuba applications on a rolling basis. Once accepted, in order to hold their spot, students must return their program contract and deposit and submit a copy of their passport and several Cuba-specific travel forms within two weeks.

Contact our Cuba program advisor with any questions.

 
IFSA-Butler Wins GoAbroad Diversity Award

IFSA-Butler has won the 2015 Innovation in Diversity award from GoAbroad. The award was for our UpFront program, which bills certain out-of-pocket study abroad expenses to a student's account so that the student can pay the costs via our monthly payment plan, or with financial aid. This innovative service helps participants and their parents overcome the burden of excessive expenses before study abroad.

In addition, Wake Forest University student Chelsea Tamura, who attended our program at the University of Edinburgh, won GoAbroad's award for Innovative Student Video. Click here to view Chelsea's video.

Congratulations to Chelsea, and thanks to all IFSA-Butler staff who are working to promote the cause of diversity in study abroad!

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IFSA-Butler President-Elect Featured in Article on Diversifying Study Abroad

IFSA-Butler President-Elect Dr. Heather Barclay Hamir was featured in an Inside Higher Ed article on diversifying study abroad students. The article describes Dr. Hamir's successful efforts to increase study abroad participation among underrepresented students during her time at the University of Texas Austin. Dr. Hamir and others in the international education field presented on this issue at the annual NAFSA conference in Boston.

Click here to read the article.

Dr. Hamir will become IFSA-Butler's president and CEO on July 1, following the retirement of our current president and CEO, Dr. Mark Scheid.

 
University of Canterbury Top in Engineering

The University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, is ranked in the top one percent in the world in civil and structural engineering programs according to the 2015 QS World University Rankings. IFSA-Butler sends many engineering majors from throughout the U.S. to New Zealand each year, with Canterbury being one of the top choices as a study destination.

The University of Canterbury offers a wide range of subjects in addition to engineering. IFSA-Butler students may study at Canterbury for the fall, spring, academic year (July to June) or calendar year (February to November).

 
Donation to Nepal Relief Efforts

IFSA-Butler and the Alliance for Global Education donated $500 to Mercy Corps for Nepal earthquake relief efforts. Mercy Corps is helping with the recovery by reaching survivors with food, water, shelter and other emergency supplies.

 
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