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What's Included in Our Program Fee: College Study Abroad Programs, IFSA-Butler

At IFSA-Butler, we believe our program fees offer more comprehensive student support than any other study abroad organization. In addition to a great academic and cultural experience abroad, our fees include the following:


  • Tuition
  • Full academic advising and course selection/approval assistance
  • Butler University transcript for easy credit transfer
  • Academic records maintenance
  • Grade and credit appeal assistance


  • Guaranteed pre-arranged housing on and off campus
  • Fully furnished accommodation
  • Variety of housing and meal plan options offered
  • Host family stays in Spanish-speaking countries
  • All Latin America programs include at least one meal per day included in the program fee
  • Up to three meals per day are included in the housing fee for select Australia programs
  • Independent housing option available in some locations

Predeparture support services

  • Personalized advising with your IFSA-Butler program advisor
  • Welcome packet, Preparing to Study Abroad guide, Money Matters guide, and newsletter updates
  • Parental support including Preparing to Study Abroad guide and Money Matters guide
  • Assistance in accommodating students with disabilities
  • Travel and student visa assistance
  • Group flight arrangements to most destinations

On-site services

  • Airport pickup for students who meet our staff at the airport meeting point during the established time frame.
  • Full-time Offices Abroad for assistance and support
  • 4- to 10-day student orientation (including transportation, accommodation, activities, student handbook and welcome materials, and most meals). Summer programs have a 1- to 2-day orientation.
  • Transportation to accommodation upon arrival in host city
  • Intensive language classes for Latin America and Middle East programs
  • New student orientation at host university
  • Newsletter updates throughout the semester (semester/year programs programs)
  • IFSA-Butler welcome meal

Excursions and activities (semester/year programs)

  • Mid-semester weekend excursions and adventure trips
  • Cultural activities and social events
  • Day trips and sightseeing tours

Health services and emergency assistance


  • Numerous IFSA-Butler Scholarships available
  • Monthly payment plan available
  • Ability to pay by credit card
  • Financial aid transfers
  • U.S. university direct billing arrangements

Some U.S. colleges and universities ("direct bill institutions") pay IFSA-Butler fees on behalf of their students. Students attending these direct bill institutions pay the IFSA-Butler program fee directly to their home college or university. Students from direct-bill colleges and universities may pay a different fee, but they receive the same outstanding services from IFSA-Butler.

Institute for Study Abroad, Alliance For Global Education and MORE CULTURE. LESS SHOCK. are registered marks of the Institute for Study Abroad, Inc.