IES Abroad
95% Rating
(1130 Reviews)

IES Abroad

IES Abroad offers 120+ programs worldwide for college students. We are a highly charged force of study abroad enthusiasts. Every day we have the privilege of witnessing how study abroad changes our students’ lives. We also believe that every student should have the opportunity to go abroad—especially in a fun, safe, and superior academic and cultural environment.

From our headquarters in Chicago to our 35 locations and the staff on-site, we all work toward the common goal of providing mind-bending, life-changing, opinion-altering study abroad opportunities.

We’re not ashamed to admit we’re a little bit obsessed with study abroad.

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Maya
Female
20 years old
Lancaster, PA and New York, NY
Franklin & Marshall College

Art Art Art (and other fun things!)

9/10

During the summer of 2017 I had the opportunity to participate in two intensive, 300 level museology / art history courses in Paris, Rome, and Madrid. I studied with European professors and experts in their respective fields. We visited the most prestigious museums and archaeological sites in Europe, along with many museums I would classify as hidden gems. I learned how each city is a museum in and of itself, and how to view the display of cultural heritage with a critical eye.
My study abroad experience exceeded my expectations in so many ways. I was surprised at how fluidly we were integrated into the neighborhoods where we lived in in each city. Even though we were only in each city for about 2 weeks, it truly felt like I was moving out of my own apartment each time we left to travel to the next city. I feel like I have a connection to these residential neighborhoods that I probably would never have encountered had I traveled to the city on my own as a tourist.
As someone who aspires to work with art and cultural heritage for the rest of my life, this experience opened my eyes to the function of these objects in our society. Despite my own interest in the subject, everyone I was with on this program had a different reason for being there. I believe that anyone could benefit from and enjoy this program, and encourage you to consider it.

How can this program be improved?

Communication between the professors and staff in the different cities could be improved.

Isabella
Female

Summer in Ecuador

10/10

I truly can't recommend this program enough. As a double major in Latin American Studies and Environmental Policy, a chance to study environmental science while immersed in the vibrant, diverse culture of Ecuador was pretty much the perfect study abroad experience for me. Before the start of the program I was expecting it to be great, but I never could have imagined just how many things I would get to do, how many places I would get to go, and how many great people I would get to meet. Not only was I able to take interesting classes with knowledgeable professors from a wide range of backgrounds, I got to visit the largest Indigenous market in South America (Otavalo), spend a weekend in Cotopaxi National Park and hike to an altitude of 16,000 fasl, study and explore at the remote Tiputini Biodiversity Research Station in the Amazon rain forest, and spend three weeks in the Galapagos Islands. Not to mention the dear friends I got to study with, the host families who took care of me and treated me as a part of the family, and all of the day to day adventures that are par for the course when you spend an extended amount of time abroad. I am incredibly grateful for this program, and it has been one of the highlights of my life thus far. The amount of things I got to do/learn/experience in a span of only 7 weeks is really mind blowing, and this program is really a great deal financially too. I can't recommend this program enough, or any of the other IES Abroad programs all over the world.

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Erika
Female
21 years old
Bloomington, Indiana
Indiana University- Bloomington

Vienna, My Home Away From Home

10/10

I knew I wanted to study abroad and when searching for programs, Vienna with IES Abroad seemed to be the best fit for me. I had a friend in high school that lives in Vienna, so it was nice knowing there was a familiar face there. Orientation and classes once I got to Vienna gave me a pretty good sense of what I had gotten myself into. What I had gotten myself into was a city of culture. A city of experience. A city that truly felt like home after only six weeks. The classes I took while there helped me learn the language and experience some local culture with field trips. I lived in an apartment with two roommates who were willing to explore with me. Overall, this experience was life changing. I wish I could go back tomorrow, but until then, I'll relive my journey through sharing my experiences with others. If studying abroad is something you are considering, I highly suggest IES Abroad Vienna.

Program Listings

Spain

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Our curriculum takes full advantage of Andalusia and all southern Spain has to offer. The program offers two unique program o...

Spain

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There are a wide variety of courses available, primarily taught in English by our world-class faculty. When you arrive, you a...

Spain

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Our program is designed for students who want to experience the vitality of Spain and the large urban university environment...

Germany

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Taught in English, the IES Abroad European Union Program gives you the chance to study Politics, Economics, Business, and Int...

England

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The goal of our over 35-year-old program is to help you explore contemporary London, both physically and culturally. Gain a d...

France

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The IES Abroad Nantes Program has two important goals: to improve your written and verbal proficiency in French through langu...

Italy

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No matter what your level of Italian language proficiency, this program is for you. Students enroll in an Italian language co...

France

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Imagine practicing your French as you order a pain au chocolat at your neighborhood bakery. Meeting local students as you exp...

Austria

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Open to students at all language levels, our program brings more than 60 years of experience to a variety of unique courses t...

France

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Paris is also known as the fashion capital of the world, hosting designers such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent...

Australia

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Our study abroad program in Sydney offers you the opportunity to directly enroll in the prestigious Macquarie University, Uni...

Spain

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The program allows you to be involed in the academic and social life of the Universidad de Salamanca (USAL), the oldest unive...

Chile

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The IES Abroad Santiago Program allows you to fully immerse yourself in the daily life and culture of Chile while studying th...

Ireland

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You won’t need the luck of the Irish to have an unforgettable study abroad experience in Dublin. By directly enrolling at Dub...

Italy

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We provide one-of-a-kind courses that explore the world of business, as well as a wide variety of courses focusing on contemp...