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IFSA-Butler Featured in Education Abroad Article

IFSA-Butler Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Joanna Holvey-Bowles was interviewed for an Education Abroad article regarding student academic and disciplinary issues abroad. Joanna is a well known expert on health and safety issues in study abroad and has presented on the topic at conferences around the world.

Click here to read the article.


Meet Our Fall 2013 Bloggers!

IFSA-Butler's fall semester bloggers are ready to chronicle their amazing experiences abroad! Our bloggers are studying abroad in more than 20 locations around the world. Click here to visit our blog page.

University of St. Andrews Among Global Top 50

In a recent survey, the University of St. Andrews has been ranked 47th among universities around the world in terms of scientific research and accomplishments. The survey, published by the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, based its rankings on the publication of scientific research and the number of citations the research receives.

Click here to see the full list of rankings.


IFSA-Butler Cancels Fall 2013 Egypt Program

IFSA-Butler has decided to suspend its fall 2013 programs in Egypt. This was a difficult decision made only after multiple conversations with our resident director in Cairo, U.S.-based staff and our security agency. We believe that Egypt's political upheavals and potential for violence over the coming months would place our students' academic development, cross-cultural experiences and personal safety at risk.

Our fall semester Egypt students have already been informed of our decision. We are allowing them to transfer their enrollment to fall semester IFSA-Butler programs in Israel or the United Arab Emirates, or they can defer their enrollment in Egypt programs until spring 2014. For those who choose to withdraw from our programs entirely, we are issuing a full refund of fees.

We regret that we must make this decision, but IFSA-Butler remains committed to helping students learn about the culture and people of the Middle East. We plan to reopen our Egypt programs for spring semester 2014. Our Egyptian colleagues are in our thoughts and we wish them all the best for Ramadan and for a swift end to the conflict there.


NUI Maynooth Ranks High Among New Universities

The National University of Ireland, Maynooth ranks 74th in the world among new universities, according to rankings published by the Times Higher Education. NUI Maynooth ranked highest among universities in Ireland and received particularly high marks for its research achievements, reputation for teaching, numbers of PhDs awarded and international outlook.

Universities in the rankings are less than 50 years old. Click here to read more.

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