American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
A semester or year of study abroad with the American Institute For Foreign Study® (AIFS) is an exciting and educational experience you will remember all your life. AIFS has programs in 18 countries including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Costa Rica, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa and Spain. AIFS programs provide an educational and economical way to experience a new culture. Our programs provide superior value for affordable fees, and cost less than if you made arrangements on your own. With AIFS, studying abroad is more affordable than you think.
The AIFS fee includes airfare if selected, housing, insurance, a meal plan, tuition and special services. All these costs are covered, payable in U.S. dollars, before you leave. With AIFS, you have no worries and no additional bills!
We are pleased to offer a fixed grant for each UND student participating in a semester ($400) or summer program ($200). AIFS also offers 40 semester scholarships at $1,000 each which can be used in conjunction with federal and state grants, awards and loans. Visit AIFS' website.
CEA Study Abroad
CEA Global Education was founded in 1997 to provide international education opportunities and the highest quality student support for U.S. and Canadian university students interested in exploring global issues in exciting global cities. Today, CEA sends thousands of students every year on education abroad programs to locations in several countries, including Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, South Africa and Spain.
Scholarships are available to UND students. Visit CEA's website.
Educators Abroad, Ltd
Educators Abroad, Ltd’s Student Teaching (EAST) program offers prospective k-12 teachers the opportunity to develop their teaching abilities and expand their cultural awareness by completing student teaching requirements in more than 40 countries around the world.
Student teaching in a cultural setting different from one’s own broadens one’s perspective on life, education, educational policy, and the teaching/learning process. It increases the ability of educators to effectively educate students of different cultural backgrounds and to prepare them for the global community they will live in.
UND is affiliated with EAST offered by Educators Abroad, an organization with a recognized reputation for excellence in international educational opportunities. Educators Abroad is accredited by the British Accreditation Council. Through this affiliation, UND students are able to meet their student teaching requirement in schools throughout the world. Visit Educators Abroad's website.
ISA's mission is to provide high quality education abroad opportunities to college students from around the world at an affordable price. We recognize that we play an important role in the worldwide effort of international educators to increase awareness of cultures and societies outside of each student's national boundaries. Our programs are designed to maximize our participants' learning abroad, and we understand that most college students need support and expert guidance before, during and after their time abroad. ISA is a Global Partner of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and supports NAFSA's efforts to advance international education and exchange. Visit ISA's website.
Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler)
The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988 at Butler University. Our primary goal is to provide quality study abroad opportunities, plus academic and personal support services, for qualified North American undergraduates seeking to earn academic credit through study abroad. While the Institute for Study Abroad is affiliated with Butler University, it is not a department of the university.
IFSA-Butler is organized to assist our students from the time they apply until after they return. Our staff in Indianapolis prepare students for the academic and cultural changes that await them, and our offices around the world provide on-site support to help students make the most of their study abroad experiences.
IFSA-Butler currently operates programs in Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, England, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Peru, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Visit IFSA-Butler's website.
Knowledge Exchange Institute
The Knowledge Exchange Institute was founded in 1997 on the belief that study abroad should go beyond liberal arts education and cultural exchange to include discipline-specific studies and professional development.
From the beginning, KEI worked to develop affordable all-inclusive programs that integrate courses, internships and cultural interaction. Our goal was, and continues to this day, to provide education abroad programs that allow students to complete major-specific and general education requirements, gain practical experience and enhance their understanding of the world through cultural and social immersion.
KEI's "Medicine, Health and Nutrition Program" and the "Science, Mathematics and Engineering Program" at Moscow State University in Russia were opened in the fall of 1998. Since than, KEI has expanded its offerings to more than 25 program concentrations in China, Ecuador, England, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Peru, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand and Turkey. We continue to develop programs around the world.
University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)
USAC is a non-profit consortium of 33 U.S. universities that provide quality summer, semester & yearlong study abroad programs. USAC offers students the opportunity to earn university credit while abroad in Australia, China, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and Thailand.
USAC programs vary in their course offerings and try to take full advantage of the area they are located in. Many programs offer intensive language with no pre-requisites which allow students from any level to earn up to two years of foreign language credit in just one semester. Most USAC programs include courses in English, internships, field trips and optional field studies courses. Visit USAC's website.
Semester at Sea
Semester at Sea is a multi-country study abroad program committed to providing profoundly transformative study abroad experiences that emphasize global exchange and awareness. A variety of coursework from 20-25 disciplines is integrated with relevant field experience in up to a dozen countries, allowing for a comparative study abroad experience that is truly global. Students from all over the United States and the world participate on Semester at Sea and earn transferable credits from the University of Virginia, one of the nation’s top institutions. Since 1963, more than 50,000 students have traveled to more than 60 countries with Semester at Sea. Each fall and spring semester, about 700 students representing 300 colleges and universities embark upon a 100-110 day worldwide voyage. Unique itineraries include 10-12 visits to destinations such as India, Viet Nam, South Africa, China, and Brazil. Regional summer voyages explore the Pacific Rim, Latin America, or Europe and last 65-70 days. Participants travel aboard the MV Explorer, a ship that has been outfitted as a floating campus with nine classrooms, a library, dining halls, computer lab, student union, fitness center, campus store, and a diverse living/learning community. Semester at Sea offers $3.25 million in scholarships and aid each year. Merit and needs-based awards can be combined and each student application is measured against the applicant pool-not against federal guidelines or Pell eligibility. Multiple load options are also available. Visit Semester at Sea's website.
World Endeavors provides international study, internship, and volunteer programs in over 20 countries in Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. With a focus on cultural immersion, World Endeavors programs are designed to give participants the opportunity to truly engage in their host culture. World Endeavors programs aim to have a direct, positive impact on participants and their host communities by providing the opportunity for life-changing experiences.
World Endeavors offers affordable study abroad programs in unique locations across the globe. World Endeavors students study and live alongside local students, sometimes as the only foreign student on their dorm floor or in their classes, while earning credit for courses that can be transferred back to UND.
World Endeavors interns gain practical experience in their field through a customized internship that gives them insight into local business and cultural practices. Internship placements are available in over ten countries in a wide range of fields, many with no foreign language requirement.
World Endeavors volunteers contribute to their host communities through work with locally run organizations. Volunteer placements range in duration from 2-12 weeks, and include teaching, orphanage, health care, environmental and wildlife conservation, deaf education, and women’s assistance projects. Many programs include language classes and home stays. Visit World Endeavor's website.