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This is a general page for applications into IFSA programs that do not have specific country program pages. Check Program Search by country and apply using country-specific IFSA program codes when available.

The Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) is a non-profit organization that provides international education abroad programs for US college students since 1988.

IFSA offers programs in 53 locations worldwide. Semester and summer programs are approved. Student may participate in multi-destination programs. January term and virtual programs are not approved. For a full list of programs visit the IFSA website.

Offering traditional classroom-based learning as well as internships. Many of their programs include language instruction.

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Area(s) of Study

  • Architecture
  • General Engineering
  • Music
  • Social Science
  • Art Education
  • Geological Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Communication
  • Humanities
  • Public Health
  • Undergraduate Studies
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Liberal Arts

Sponsored by IFSA - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

Courses are taught by local instructors at an IFSA center or a university partner in locations all over the world. See IFSA website for details.


To be eligible for Federal Financial Aid, students must be fully enrolled (6 credits in summer, 12 credits Fall/Spring terms)

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - Yes
  • Internship - Yes


Most IFSA programs will offer students a choice of housing: homestay, apartment or dorm. See website for details.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

See IFSA website for details. UT Students get a $2000 IFSA fee reduction and will pay $75 application, $600 affiliated studies fee, and $19 a week for overseas insurance to UT Austin in addition to the IFSA costs. The dates below ARE NOT the actual dates of the program. See the website for the exact program and application deadline dates.


- Spring
  • Program: January 1, 2023 to May 12, 2023
  • Instructional: January 2, 2023 to May 12, 2023
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2022
- Summer Whole
  • Program: June 1, 2023 to August 13, 2023
  • Instructional: June 5, 2023 to August 11, 2023
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2022
  • Final Deadline: April 8, 2022
- Fall
  • Program: August 15, 2022 to December 31, 2022
  • Instructional: August 16, 2022 to December 30, 2022
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2022
  • Final Deadline: April 15, 2022

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Jessika Macias

Additional Resources

Program Website
Academic Credit
Information Session
Partner School Fact Sheet
Information Session

Next Step

(1) View Explore Education Abroad 101. (2) Review the provider website for program details, academic offerings, costs, application requirements and deadlines. (3) View Ready to Apply video and Apply to IFSA, list advisor: Jessika Macias (4) Apply to UT. See the Education Abroad How to Apply / Affiliate webpage for details.

Program information above is subject to change