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IFSA-Butler Custom and Collaborative Programs

Above, graduates of the customized student teaching program at Stranmillis University College, Northern Ireland.

With offices in 17 countries, resident directors who have extensive local networks, and over 25 years of experience as an organizational leader in study abroad, IFSA-Butler is uniquely positioned to provide unparalleled support for customized programs.

We take a creative approach to the many ways we collaborate with U.S. partners. Here are a few examples:

Faculty-directed: Your program directed on-site by a faculty member from your institution who delivers the core academic components.

Hybrid: Your faculty-directed program that also includes an academic piece through IFSA-Butler's program in the same location, transcripted by Butler University.

On-site Services: IFSA-Butler provides your choice of a range of on-site support services for your students enrolled at your exchange partner institutions abroad or attending host universities with whom your institution has a direct relationship.

Above, graduates of the customized
student teaching program at
Stranmillis University College, Northern Ireland.

Each model includes our assistance with planning, marketing and advising, as well as logistical support with any combination of program activities, classroom space, cultural excursions, airport collection, and student and faculty housing. All programs include 24/7 emergency support services from IFSA-Butler staff, comprehensive CISI medical insurance, and an orientation program covering cultural issues, health and safety, local navigation and other essential information.

To assist you with reaching minimum enrollments, IFSA-Butler offers the option of marketing your faculty-directed or hybrid program to students from our partner institutions across the U.S. through our regionally-based field directors.

IFSA-Butler Custom Programs Contact:
For general inquiries regarding custom programs, please email, or give us a call Monday through Friday at 317-940-9336.

You may also contact IFSA-Butler staff regarding opportunities in specific countries:

  • Australia, China, Czech Republic, India, Israel, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland and Scotland
    Teresa Bellono, Assistant Director of Program Management and Development
  • Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, England, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Peru, Spain and Wales
    Emily Beck, Assistant Director of Program Management and Development
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