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21st Century City

Shanghai, China

Witness history in the making as Shanghai continues to develop at an unprecedented pace. With this cosmopolitan city as your classroom, you can explore issues of sustainable urbanization, economic reforms, or Chinese politics and foreign policy while living with Chinese roommates and studying Chinese language, too.

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Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.5
Language Prerequisite
None

Argentine Universities Program

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.

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Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!

Minimum GPA
2.5
Language Prerequisite
4 semesters of university-level Spanish or equivalent
What does this mean?

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.

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Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!

Minimum GPA
3.0
Language Prerequisite
None

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!

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.75
Language Prerequisite
4 semesters of university-level Spanish or equivalent
What does this mean?

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.5
Language Prerequisite
4 semesters of university-level Spanish or equivalent
What does this mean?

Calling all entrepreneurs! Whether you're a start-up wunderkind or want to use your business-savvy in an existing enterprise, City is the perfect place to hone your skills. You'll thrive in a responsive, flexible environment that has close ties to business and the professional world.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
3.0
Language Prerequisite
None

Contemporary India

Pune, India

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.5
Language Prerequisite
None

Diversity and Coexistence

Jerusalem, Israel

Explore the intersections between identity, religion, nationalism and diversity in the city of coexistence Jerusalem. In the classroom, and through unique opportunities to engage with local communities, you will gain fresh insights on identity theory and politics of social movements in the Middle East, the United States, and around the world today.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
3.0
Language Prerequisite
None

Global and Public Health

Manipal, India

Five miles from the Arabian Sea lies the college town of Manipal, an ideal location from which to study India's public health challenges and rich cultural heritage. Build a strong foundation in the health sciences alongside Indian peers, and visit local clinics at the forefront of health promotion, disease prevention, and even Ayurvedic medicine.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
3.0
Language Prerequisite
None

Griffith University Partnership

Gold Coast, Australia

Spend a semester in the Sunshine State. Live and study by the beach at the Gold Coast campus in Surfer's Paradise. Or, if art is your thing, study at Queensland College of Art on the banks of the Brisbane River.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.5
Language Prerequisite
None

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the International Business in China Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

Shanghai offers you the unparalleled opportunity to study international business and economic development in Asia's financial center. Outside the classroom you get a first-hand encounter with China's rapidly changing business environment through corporate visits and internships with Chinese and multi-national companies.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.5
Language Prerequisite
None

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
3.3
Language Prerequisite
None

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
3.7
Language Prerequisite
None

Experience Mérida, one of the most charming cities in Latin America, through its language and culture! Whether on campus, with your host family, or out and about, you'll put Spanish skills to work through daily interactions with the local Yucatecan community.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.0
Language Prerequisite
2 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent
What does this mean?

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
3.3
Language Prerequisite
None

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.5
Language Prerequisite
None

When you study abroad at Maynooth University, you'll enter a charming campus that combines heritage and history with innovation and excellence. Explore the quaint college town, nestled in some of Ireland's most fertile countryside, famous for thoroughbred breeding and farming. Located 20 minutes outside Dublin, Maynooth is the perfect home base for you to explore all that Ireland has to offer.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.75
Language Prerequisite
None

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.5
Language Prerequisite
4 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent
What does this mean?

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.7
Language Prerequisite
None

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.5
Language Prerequisite
4 semesters of university-level Spanish or equivalent
What does this mean?

Examine how public health policy is shaped by today's social, economic, and political currents and ultimately put into practice in the world's most populous country. Gain hands-on experience in globally relevant health topics by pursuing a directed research project or an internship with a local or international organization.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.5
Language Prerequisite
None

Studying at Queen Mary opens the door for you to explore a corner of London's complex history, its bustling present, and its bright future. Whether you're studying English or Economics, the high caliber of academics will ensure an enriching learning experience.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
3.0
Language Prerequisite
None

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.8
Language Prerequisite
None

In addition to IFSA's signature Diversity and Coexistence offering in Jerusalem, students may choose to enroll in the full range of courses taught in English through the Rothberg International School.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
3.0
Language Prerequisite
None

Jerusalem is your living classroom for the summer as you explore its political, sexual, ethnic and religious diversity. Delve into a four-week exploration of identity, immigration and multiculturalism in Jerusalem as you interact with and learn more about Israel's many ethnic and religious communities.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.0
Language Prerequisite
None

Summer in Pune

Pune, India

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.0
Language Prerequisite
None

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!

Finance Options

Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!

Minimum GPA
3.3
Language Prerequisite
None

Ulster University Partnership

Belfast, Coleraine, Londonderry, Newtownabbey, Ireland

At Ulster, you will learn of a country that used peaceful reconciliation to overcome conflicting visions of national identity. Whether you're pursuing a concentration in Peace & Conflict Studies, Irish Studies, or Irish Cultural Studies; or simply taking classes in your major, the atmosphere will inspire you.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
3.0
Language Prerequisite
None

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.8
Language Prerequisite
None

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!

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.8
Language Prerequisite
None

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
3.7
Language Prerequisite
None

University of Canterbury Partnership

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.8
Language Prerequisite
None

Can you imagine setting agendas for an MP meeting with the Security Council or co-authoring investigative reports for a campaign initiative? As an Intern in the Scottish Parliament, you will take Political Science courses from a top-ranked European university while completing research and interning with a Member of the Scottish Parliament.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
3.0
Language Prerequisite
None

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
3.0
Language Prerequisite
None

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
3.0
Language Prerequisite
None

University of Kent Partnership

Canterbury, England

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
3.0
Language Prerequisite
None

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
3.0
Language Prerequisite
None

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!

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.7
Language Prerequisite
None

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
3.0
Language Prerequisite
None

University of Otago Partnership

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.8
Language Prerequisite
None

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
3.7
Language Prerequisite
None

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
3.75
Language Prerequisite
None

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."

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.8
Language Prerequisite
None

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!

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.8
Language Prerequisite
None

Live and learn in London at the University of Westminster. With several campuses integrated into the fabric of the vibrant city, it is a truly bustling experience. There are options in everything from art to business so you can find the right mix for your academic goals, plus you can add on an internship for a hands-on resume building.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.7
Language Prerequisite
None

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.

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Minimum GPA
2.7
Language Prerequisite
None