Privacy Policy

IFSA's Privacy Commitment

IFSA is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting the information we receive from you. This policy is intended to outline the information we collect from users who visit and submit applications to our website and how we use and disclose that information.

Information We Collect

IFSA collects two types of information from visitors to this website:

  • non-personally identifiable information that is automatically collected anytime you visit an IFSA webpage, such as IP address, browser type, and referring websites and
  • information that is voluntarily supplied by visitors through the submission of inquiry forms or applications for programs offered through IFSA.

How We Use Visitor Information

IFSA collects non-personally identifiable information with the purpose of optimizing the performance of our website.

We do not rent or sell personally identifiable information to third-parties for their marketing purposes. We may share your information with select third parties in the following circumstances:

We share certain information with overseas institutions and service providers, including universities and host families, so that they may provide our students with the services we request of them.

We may share certain information about you, including but not limited to your name and home institution, for the purposes of promoting IFSA programs.

We reserve the right to disclose your information to law enforcement and government officials in accordance with applicable laws, court orders and government regulations.

We use reasonable precautions to protect your information and voluntarily abide by the guidelines outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act to maintain your privacy. By using our website, you agree to the transfer of information to countries outside the United States that have institution and service providers associated with our overseas programs.

Use of Cookies

IFSA uses Cookies for the purpose of maintaining your session when you provide information to IFSA through web forms and our application system. Cookies are small pieces of information transferred from our website to your web browser to streamline your experience on our website and allow web servers to recognize the computer used to access the website. Our website does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information. You can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you wish to opt out of this service.

We also work with third parties, such as Facebook and Twitter, to collect certain user data through our website for the purposes of conversion tracking and serving ads targeted to users’ interests. The information we share with these services does not include any specific information relating to your application to an IFSA program or your personal information. Should you wish to opt out of such tracking, please modify your browser settings or modify your privacy settings within Facebook and Twitter to disable interest-based advertising and tracking.

Links to Other Websites

The IFSA website contains links to other websites that may or may not be affiliated with the Institute for Study Abroad. IFSA is not responsible for the content or privacy practices on these websites, nor does the posting of a link constitute an endorsement by IFSA of said website.

Changing Your Information or Opting Out of IFSA Communications

The personal information collected about you through our online applications and in our communications with you is stored in our internal database and can be updated or modified at any time by calling 800-858-0229 or emailing We do not sell or share user information with third parties without an association to IFSA.

If you wish to no longer receive all communications from IFSA, you may opt out by contacting us at 800-858-0229, emailing, or by mail at:

6201 Corporate Drive, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46278

Children's Privacy

The IFSA website is not intended for visitors under the age of 13 and IFSA does not solicit or intentionally collect information from children under the age of 13.

Changes to this Policy

We reserve the right to modify the contents of this privacy policy as needed. All changes to this policy will be posted on the IFSA website. We encourage you to periodically review this policy to remain up to date on our privacy practices.

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