Experience how the influx of religious pilgrims to the sacred Ganges River has given rise to unique urban and environmental issues over the centuries. Through studying Hindi or Urdu language, living with a host family, and learning an Indian art form or artisan trade, you will be fully immersed in Varanasi's daily life!
Just a stone's throw from the stunning Coogee Beach and the historically beautiful Coogee to Bondi walk, this modern university has an outstanding academic reputation and fantastic facilities. Most students live in residential colleges with vibrant social and inter sports programs, and only 20 minutes by bus to Downtown Sydney.
At the University of Kent, a self-contained campus in historic Canterbury provides a quaint backdrop to a cultured, intellectual semester abroad. Live and learn with Kent's diverse student body as you interact in classes, student clubs and societies, and your residential college or flat.
Lady Margaret Hall was founded in 1878 as the first women's college in Oxford. Its pioneering role continues to this day. Now co-educational, the college's tranquil setting amidst beautiful grounds provides a haven for academic exploration.
Head to Pune to discover contemporary India! Explore the unique issues facing the world's largest democracy as a multi-cultural society and rising superpower. Courses span from social justice to development economics as well as an intensive field-based component. Plus, you will live in a homestay to become part of an Indian family's life and traditions.
In Mérida, Yucatán, explore how Mexico balances 21st century realities with the enduring influence of the pre-Hispanic Mayan empire. Through the Mérida Universities Program, which includes multi-day excursions to Mexico City and San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, you will interact with complexities of the local culture and learn how the Mayan influence is thread differently throughout Mexico.
Soak up the bohemian atmosphere of Galway as you study in the coastal town known as the cultural heart of the country. From classes in Irish language, history and culture to science and engineering, NUI-Galway has something for you. In Ireland's "most Irish" city, you will surely feel welcome.
Mix and match classes from among Latin America's top universities for business, history, sociology (and more) during the day, while taking in a vibrant, modern art scene by night. Want to be part of the café culture while working on research? You'll find yourself at home in Santiago!
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Let the city be your classroom! Designed to support your transition to an advanced Spanish speaker, you'll get personalized support and over 80 hours of Spanish instruction, while exploring classes that match your interests. Your Spanish will soar while admiring art, scoring a goal, debating politics, deconstructing a play, or requesting the next dance.
Centrally located Hertford College is one of Oxford's oldest colleges, but it has not let its history hold it back from embracing the modern. One of the first colleges to go co-educational in 1974, Hertford continues to welcome a diverse student body.
York is consistently ranked as one of Britain's top 10 universities, and is a member of the elite Russell Group, similar to the Ivy League. Whether you aim to expand your horizon through rigorous classes, or to push past your comfort zone, you'll be part of a diverse and supportive environment, located in a beautiful, historic and unique European city.
With a combination of both Irish and British identities, "Ireland's Oxbridge," aka the Queen's University of Belfast, offers you a glimpse into Northern Ireland's role in the United Kingdom. Challenge yourself academically, explore the city of Belfast's rich political history, and immerse yourself in this one of a kind culture.
There is something for everyone at UCD - Ireland's largest and most international campus. Spring into the humanities, sharpen your global business knowledge, conduct scientific research in cutting-edge facilities, and dig into pre-professional programs. Immerse yourself in a new culture as you traverse an exciting new academic setting!
Study at one of Cambridge's oldest colleges, in the nexus of historic methods and cutting-edge research. You will have unparalleled access to experts in your discipline in the halls of Pembroke College.
Dunedin, New Zealand
Dunedin is a classic university town known as the "Edinburgh of the South". The University of Otago is New Zealand's oldest university, a top-ranked research institution and the second southernmost university in the world. Quality academics, shared houses with Kiwi hosts, and amazing outdoor excursions are all yours at Otago.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Take your love of literature to the next level! Join Professor Martin Kohan, award winning author of Dos veces junio to examine the works of Borges, Cortázar, and Puig, and more. Their words call you to Buenos Aires to sit in their favorite cafes, while you intern in a publishing house or delve into a writing workshop.
Heredia, Costa Rica
Nestled between mountains, Heredia offers a unique Latin American experience. You'll find great academic opportunities at top-ranked Universidad Nacional, all within the reach of ecological sites, national parks, beautiful beaches, and nearby hiking trails. So, sit back and enjoy a fresh cup of Costa Rican coffee as you embrace the Pura Vida.
St. Edmund Hall claims to be the oldest educational establishment in Oxford - it was founded in 1236! You'll find that Teddy Hall, as it is affectionately known, has always had a history of independent thought. Join in that history as you present and defend your ideas with your tutor.
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Argentina is recognized worldwide for their policies in defense of human rights. Study with Professor Daniel Feierstein, advisor to the U.N. and Director of the Center for Genocide Studies while you intern in organizations of critical importance to the search for truth and justice. Be part of history as it is being made.
Study at Australia's #1 university in the heart of the world's most livable city. Arts and culture imbues Melbourne's many laneways, markets, arcades and neighborhoods. Melbournians love coffee and food and love to be out and about. This is one of Australia's leading higher education institutions, with top ten world rankings in education, law, linguistics, psychology, accounting and finance, and medicine.
Australia's first university is located in one of the most exciting areas of Sydney, with the quirky, offbeat suburbs of Newtown and Glebe stretched around it. An enormous, urban campus, University of Sydney is modelled after Oxford and Cambridge in England, and it is perfect for students that love coffee, live music and the arts, bookshops, and libraries. The business school is the only one in Australia to have AACSB accreditation for both Accounting and Finance. With more than 100 teaching departments organized into 16 faculties you are sure to find the courses you need!
Dive into your academics at one of Scotland's ancient and most research-intensive institutions. There are countless ways to immerse yourself into Scottish culture at this large campus in an exciting city, whether by taking a service learning course in Public Policy, studying Functional Anatomy or even Bagpiping.
Get off the beaten track study abroad in Cardiff, the elegant and friendly capital city on the coast of Wales! With strong biosciences, chemistry and mathematics departments, Cardiff is the perfect place for pharmacy, health sciences or premedical majors to study abroad and get credit for classes like Human Neuroanatomy or Signalling in Endocrine Systems.
Make history with us as we experience changes daily. Study at one of the most prestigious universities in Latin America, and spend a long weekend living in an intentional community hours from Havana. Learn, explore, dance, play ball, and make friends while you are part of something few Americans will ever experience.
Peru is a melting pot of people, world-recognized cuisine, music and dance from Africa, Asia and Europe, combined with local indigenous populations. Want to get involved in social, economic and political issues through community service and research? Our community-based learning component gives you firsthand experience by working with NGOs.
Dive into your discipline with Oxford's tutorial system! You will be a Visiting Student at a specific college, and will focus your studies on your major and minor subjects. Most tutorials will be one-on-one or small group meetings between students and tutors, though some science subjects have lectures as well.
St. Andrews, Scotland
Have the quintessential Scottish university experience studying on the coast. Take Organic Chemistry to stay on track with your Premedical requirements, or study Scottish history or politics to understand the at times contentious role of Scotland in Great Britain and the United Kingdom. Brave the "May Dip" into the North Sea, followed by a glamorous ball and make memories to last a lifetime at St. Andrews.
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Would you like to use your Spanish skills in a career? Training in translation can help get you there, especially the skills you develop in this hands-on internship-style experience. Build your language ability in and out of class, at the theater, opera, with your host family, and more.
Whether you're drawn to Edinburgh to study literature where J.K. Rowling wrote or to pursue philosophy at the university where David Hume studied, you are sure to find inspiration in the hallowed halls of the university and the cobbled streets of the city.
Monash is recognized for its innovation, industry connections, and social consciousness, change makers and forward thinkers will feel right at home at Monash University in Melbourne. Monash's academic excellence is undisputed, and their interactive classes and programs are cutting edge. The thriving and engaging campus life at Monash offers opportunities to connect with likeminded students and academics, while still being a short train journey away from all of the culture and activities of Melbourne city centre.
If you believe in taking an informed and innovative approach to problem solving, you'll find your home at UCL. You can tackle global issues from multiple perspectives in your classes, whether that's by creating art, studying citizenship, or preparing for a career in global health.
If you want Sydney with a more relaxed vibe, coupled with award winning excellence in engaging international students with critical global issues and skills needed for a global workforce, try Macquarie. You'll still be in easy reach of downtown Sydney, with hundreds of shops, places to eat, a cinema, and even an ice skating rink (unusual for Australia) a 15 minute walk from housing.
Regent’s Park is a small college within the larger Oxford system, specializing in arts and humanities. Located behind the Ashmolean Museum, it provides the most centrally located housing among IFSA’s Oxford programs.
Known for their rebellious nature and thick Irish accents, Cork people are passionate about their home. UCC boasts an ethos of independent thinking that reflects Cork's local culture. Engage in lively debates in the classroom, take part in Cork's eclectic music scene, and do your weekly shop at the English Market.
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Buenos Aires offers the best of big-city living with fascinating social and economic dynamics. Mix and match classes between the largest, most prestigious university in Argentina and smaller universities offering intimate experiences. Enjoy world-class theater, music, film, sports, and museums, or simply people-watch while sipping coffee at a sidewalk café.
Wellington, New Zealand
Nestled in the heart of New Zealand's hilly capital city is a vibrant campus with an award-winning International leadership program. Here not only will you be encouraged academically but you will find yourself living in a diverse, artsy, cosmopolitan city home to more cafés and bars per capita than even New York City.
Pick and choose or hone in on your favorite subject at the University of Sussex. This university offers an impressive range of courses across many subjects. Find your favorite reading spot on this contained campus or stroll by the sea at the famous Brighton Pier.
Whether you're drawn to the sciences or the liberal arts, St. Anne's College provides a breadth of options for its students. One of the largest colleges in Oxford, St Anne's prides itself on its progressive reputation and ability to embrace the new!
Wollongong, where the mountains meet the sea. One of the closest campuses to the beach, UW offers some of the best opportunities meet Australians, as most students at other campuses tend to commute. An hour and a half train ride from downtown Sydney, Wollongong is a large, yet affordable city.
Picture yourself at Stirling, studying against a breathtaking backdrop of the Highland foothills. With a wide variety of module offerings, you will surely find what you are looking for as you begin your studies nestled within the "Gateway to the Highlands."
Trinity College Dublin encapsulates all that is best about Ireland today. You can spend an afternoon exploring the Old Library, which houses the famous Book of Kells, or attend a DIY periscope workshop the Science Gallery, Dublin. Between challenging academics, active clubs and societies, the vibrant life of the city, and the accessibility of Europe, studying at TCD ensures that you'll have a once-in-a-lifetime semester abroad!
St. Catherine's motto, Nov et Vetera, meaning the new and the old, sums up the college's attitude. Founded in 1962, it is the newest college, but it more than holds its own academically with its older siblings. St. Catherine's was designed by the famous Danish architect Arne Jacobsen and its modern architecture reflects the college's contemporary outlook.
LSE is much more than just Economics! Situated right in the heart of central London, you'll tackle real world problems across the social sciences. Participate in international debate with peers who bring diverse perspectives from over 160 countries. You will find this academic year program is as rewarding as it is demanding.
Situated between the mountains and the sea, Valparaíso's cobbled streets and Victorian houses provide a unique setting to examine the economic and psychological factors that create Latin American politics. The city is famous for its charm and picture-perfect views, not to mention the passionate and edgy art scene and politically active student body. An optional internship complements your studies.
The city of Leeds bustles with energy and the university's location in the city center means you'll feel it too! Whether your passion drives you to start a business, explore the culinary world, or learn code, the University of Leeds has classes that will help you meet your goals.
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Develop the tools to navigate Sri Lanka as a cultural insider and informed researcher. This fascinating island is your classroom as you learn the local language, live with host families and conduct an Independent Study Project on one of its deeply-rooted traditions or contemporary post-war challenges.
This program offers you access to over 120 of UQ's student clubs and societies and amazing athletic facilities, all less than three miles from the center of dynamic Brisbane, Australia's third largest city. UQ is a comprehensive research institution with over 40 specialist teaching and research centers, including Australia's largest university marine research station on the Great Barrier Reef.
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What are you passionate about? Do you want to study the underground art scene or how politics affects daily life? An expert in your field will work one-on-one with you to design a research project and develop your research and writing skills. You might go on to publish or present your work.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Established in 1873 by scholars of Oxford and Cambridge, the University of Canterbury is ranked amongst the top 3% of universities in the world. If you are interested in hiking, snow sports, rock-climbing or pretty much anything outdoors, prepare for Canterbury to steal your heart and fill up your Instagram feed.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Learn how NGOs, universities, governments, researchers, and students work together to rally for justice. As you study feminism, ethnic minorities, and sexual diversity and do an internship in an NGO dedicated to human rights, you become part of the solution against discrimination and violence in this dynamic city.
It's said that reading is to the mind as exercise is to the body. Worcester College has taken that to heart; it's the only Oxford college to have its own sports grounds on site! You'll grow mentally and physically whilst at Worcester, which was founded in 1714, and is located in the center of Oxford.
When you study abroad at King's College London, you'll have numerous opportunities to connect - with your peers, your professors, and your ideas. Immerse yourself in your chosen discipline and make connections across different cultures, subjects, and geographies.
Quirky Mansfield College was founded in 1886, as a college for nonconformist students. The inclusive tradition has continued, as Mansfield enrolls the highest number of state high school graduates. If you're looking for a tight-knit and friendly place to study, this is the place for you!
Auckland, New Zealand
Located in the geographical and economical heart of New Zealand's largest city, the University of Auckland is surrounded by beautiful parks, galleries, museums, shopping areas and more bars and cafes than you can count. This prestigious university is ranked within the top 100 universities in the world offering a diverse catalogue of courses in a wide range of subjects.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Do you want to examine social issues through the creation of audiovisual art? Experience Argentina's passion for cinema. Join students from across Latin America to study at the prestigious Fundacion Universidad del Cine. This immersive program combines university coursework with rotating film production workshops where you create your own film while observing Argentine movies.
Resting on the River Shannon, the University of Limerick is renowned for innovative teaching, a prestigious music and dance school and top-notch sporting. Known as 'Ireland's Sports Campus,' when you study abroad at UL you can work out at the Sport Arena, watch a soccer match on the outdoor pitch, go kayaking on the shore of Lough Derg, or try to catch a glimpse of the Munster Rugby team while they train on campus!
Challenge yourself academically this summer at one of the best universities in the world. Study alongside international students in tutorials led by Cambridge faculty. You'll have the chance to learn independently, pursue your interests, and deepen your knowledge of your discipline.
Spend your summer in scenic Stirling, surrounded by the majestic Highland foothills. Spend 4 or 8 weeks taking classes, or replace one class with an internship in a local business or organization. Explore the beauty of Scotland while making strides in your academic progress, and professional career.
This seven-week program offers research and internship opportunities in development organizations spanning global health, microfinance, environmental studies, and gender studies. Whether surveying micro-finance entrepreneurs or evaluating local HIV awareness campaigns, you will spend your summer interacting with and learning from the citizens of Pune.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Spend your summer studying the rich culture, history and literature of Argentina, living in the distinct urban sophistication of Buenos Aires. Museums, opera and cinemas mix comfortably with the sounds of soccer, Zumba, and Tai Chi in the city's welcoming plazas and parks, waiting for you to dive right in.