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Stranmillis University College Honors Fall Students

Stranmillis University College hosted a celebratory Christmas lunch and graduation ceremony on December 19 for the departing IFSA-Butler students from the fall 2013 semester. The head of Stranmillis, Dr. Ann Heaslett, noted that the IFSA-Butler program at Stranmillis has been described as "a gold standard available nowhere else in the United Kingdom."

Each student was presented with a Stranmillis University College golden stole. Dr. Heaslett told the graduating students, "I hope this stole serves to remind you of your time with us...this is a symbol of what binds us together, the partnership between IFSA-Butler, Stranmillis and all our visiting students who come through the IFSA-Butler programs."

Below is a photo of the celebration and the student honorees. Congratulations to the hard-working Stranmillis students and thank you to the caring faculty who honored them at this event.



New Summer Programs Available for 2014!

IFSA-Butler has six amazing new summer study opportunities for 2014! These new programs offer everything from nursing to creative writing to astronomy and are a great way to enrich your summer while earning credit and experiencing a new culture. Our new 2014 programs include:

Spring 2014 Bloggers Chosen

Spring semester 2014 bloggers have been chosen and are ready to chronicle their amazing experiences abroad! We have bloggers for nearly every program country. Click here to visit our blog page.

The Alliance for Global Education Becomes a Division of IFSA-Butler

December 9, 2014

The Alliance for Global Education Becomes a Division of IFSA-Butler The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University and the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) today announced jointly that they have signed an agreement in which the Alliance for Global Education, Washington, DC, will become entirely a division of IFSA-Butler.

Founded in 2006, as an innovative and enterprising collaboration, The Alliance for Global Education, LLC, has hitherto been a partnership of two not-for-profit entities, the College of Global Studies at Arcadia University and the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University. The Alliance was formed with the vision of opening study abroad destinations in Asia to an ever-growing and more diverse U.S. undergraduate population. The Alliance's program office and staff will continue to be located in Washington, DC and the Alliance programs in China and India will remain unchanged.   The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University and IFSA-Butler will be working together to ensure a smooth transition over the next few months. Once the transition is complete, all support services for the Alliance will be provided by IFSA-Butler's Indianapolis office and the Institute's field representatives across the nation.

Lorna Stern, Vice-President of Arcadia University and Executive Director of the College of Global Studies commented, “Over the last seven years, The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University and IFSA-Butler have together, through their Alliance, built successful programs that have provided students with unprecedented opportunities to study in China and India. As the founding partners each begin to move in new directions, we are proud of the legacy we have built and wish the Alliance every success for the future.”

Mark Scheid, President and CEO of IFSA-Butler, stated, "We at IFSA are very pleased to have brought the Alliance's outstanding programs and sites fully into the IFSA family. We are excited by this opportunity to extend IFSA's global reach with these academically excellent programs."

IFSA-Butler is one of the nation’s largest study abroad programs, with participants from approximately 400 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Each year, more than 2,500 students study abroad for a semester, year or summer on IFSA-Butler programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, Latin America and the Middle East. IFSA-Butler is affiliated with Butler University, but is not a division of the university.

The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University is known internationally for academically sound and experientially rich study abroad programs. The College offers a wide range of academic programs at Arcadia study and research centers as well as at top universities around the world. In addition to more than 140 study abroad programs in 16 countries, Arcadia offers academic certificate programs, a co-curricular learning program and certificate, international internships, and service learning projects.

Contact:  Kathleen Walden
               Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University
               1100 W. 42nd Street, Suite 305
               Indianapolis, IN 46208


Best Student Cities Worldwide

QS World Rankings has published the 50 best student cities around the world, and many of IFSA-Butler's program cities are on it! London, Sydney, Melbourne were at the top of the rankings, but many more are also on the list, including:

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Perth, Australia
  • Canberra, Australia
  • Adelaide, Australia
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Beijing, China
  • Shanghai, China
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Barcelona, Spain
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