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St. Andrews Named Best University in Scotland

The University of St. Andrews has been named the best university in Scotland in this year's U.K. League Table, which ranks universities throughout the United Kingdom. St. Andrews won the distinction for factors such as student satisfaction, research, admissions standards, student to staff ratio and graduation rate.

IFSA-Butler offers semester and full year study at St. Andrews. Click here to learn more about this great academic opportunity.

Study Abroad Makes You Smarter

Recent research shows that living or studying in another country can increase life skills and even intelligence. The research from several different studies, compiled in an April 29 Time magazine article, explained how international experience increased tolerance, critical thinking skills, a tolerance for ambiguity and creativity.

Click here to read the full article.

View Life in Mexico

IFSa-Butler's study abroad opportunities in Mérida, Mexico have been amazing experiences for students who want a great Latin American experience in a tranquil, student-friendly location. The video below is a compilation of digital stories from our Mexico alumni who want to share their lives in Mexico with others.

IFSA-Butler Receives Three Go Abroad Innovation Awards

IFSA-Butler staff and students have received three GoAbroad Innovation Award nominations for 2014. The nominations are:

Voting for best Innovative Student Video is open on GoAbroad's Facebook page. Voting will continue through May 28.

IFSA-Butler Still Accepting Cuba Applications

IFSA-Butler is still accepting applications for fall 2014 at the Universidad de La Habana in Cuba.

IFSA-Butler was the first integrated study abroad provider in Cuba, and one of very few providers ever integrated at the University of Havana (UH). UH and IFSA-Butler have collaborated on this resumed semester program, in which IFSA-Butler will facilitate direct enrollment in UH classes. The University of Havana is an outstanding, comprehensive university, and this program allows IFSA-Butler participants an opportunity to study alongside Cuban students in a wide variety of disciplines. Students also will take a course on Cuban culture and patrimony designed specifically for IFSA-Butler, and a Spanish course.

IFSA-Butler provides full support to maximize students' academic and intercultural success, including orientation, academic advising and ongoing tutoring, academic excursions, housing with two meals a day, and more. In addition, students will have the support of IFSA-Butler's full-time resident director in Cuba, Dr. José Ballón.

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