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IFSA-Butler Eliminates Application Fee

IFSA-Butler has great news for future applicants: We are eliminating our application fee for both online and paper applications. This change will be a great convenience and a budget help for students who want IFSA-Butler's renowned student support and academic quality.


Machu Picchu Named #1 Among 'Places to See Before you Die'

Peru's amazing Machu Picchu, a 15th century Incan civilization, has been named the number one of '1,000 Ultimate Places to See Before You Die.' The list, published in the Huffington Post, was the result of a survey among thousands of readers.

A five-day visit to Machu Picchu and the nearby city of Cuzco are included in the fee for our Peru program. Click here to read a great summary of the trip by our Peru Resident Director Laura Balbuena.

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IFSA-Butler Leads the Field in Health and Safety

IFSA-Butler has become a leader in study abroad health and safety, as well as crisis management. Our on-site resident directors are well trained to handle all types of emergencies, from personal issues to political crises to natural disasters. Our U.S.-based program advisors give thorough predeparture safety preparation to students, and our administrators are heavily involved in NAFSA Health and Safety standards.

IFSA-Butler also has a special Crisis Management booklet for study abroad advisors and university administrators. Contact us to receive one or more copies of this booklet.

NEW! Program in Israel at Hebrew University of Jerusalem

IFSA-Butler is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. We will begin sending students on this program in fall 2012.

Our program will be based at the university's Rothberg International School, where classes are taught in English. However, participants who are proficient in Hebrew will be able to enroll in classes at the university. Students will be able to study a wide range of subjects, including humanities, social sciences, sciences, fine arts and more. Both an intensive Hebrew and an intensive Arabic language option, with instruction from beginning to advanced levels, also are available.

The program includes:

  • Tuition at Rothberg International School or Hebrew University
  • Shared housing in the university's modern student village
  • A month-long intensive Hebrew course
  • Excursions and activities
  • Health insurance
  • The assistance of an on-site staff member

Participants will also benefit from IFSA-Butler's renowned student support and expertise in health and safety. All IFSA-Butler programs include natural disaster, medical and political evacuation insurance.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, recently recognized as 57th of the top 100 world universities by the annual Shanghai Jiao Tong survey, is one of the most prestigious universities in the Middle East. Founded by Martin Buber, Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud, the university was the first in Israel and is a renowned center for the study of Jewish culture, history and politics.

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Frommer's Names Peru Top Food and Drink Destination

In the category of top food and drink destinations Frommer's guide has named Peru #1 for 2012.The country is becoming famous around the world for its cuisine, which blends traditional Latin American flavors with Spanish, African and Asian influences. Read more...

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