Third-Party Study-Abroad Organizations

Third-Party Study-Abroad Organizations


Third-party providers are independent organizations that facilitate or administer study-abroad programs. They often act as intermediaries by assisting program participants with logistics like course registration and housing arrangements. While models differ, academic and social guidance is generally included throughout the duration of a program, such as orientation, support services, field trips and cultural activities. Additionally, providers are typically able to provide transcripts that ease credit transfer for students who enroll in their programs based at universities abroad. Some are for-profit organizations.

Here are a few prominent third-party providers:

• AIFS: http://www.aifsabroad.com/
• Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad: http://www.arcadia.edu/abroad/
• CEA: http://www.ceastudyabroad.com/default.html
• CIEE: http://www.ciee.org/
• CIS: http://www.cisabroad.com/study-abroad
• Global Links: http://www.globalinksabroad.org/
• IES: http://www.iesabroad.org/
• ISA: http://studiesabroad.com/
• ISEP: http://www.isep.org/
• IEEPASSPORT: http://iiepassport.org/
• Travel and Education Abroad: http://www.travelandeducation.org/
• Academic Programs International: http://www.apistudyabroad.com/

Other universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education also offer study-abroad opportunities and BU students can take advantage of them, as well:

• California University: http://www.calu.edu/academics/programs/international-studies/resources/i...
• Cheyney University: http://www.cheyney.edu/academics/International-Programs1.cfm
• Clarion University: http://www.clarion.edu/46770/
• East Stroudsburg University: http://www4.esu.edu/academics/international_programs/study/index.cfm
• Edinboro University: http://www.edinboro.edu/departments/international/abroad.dot
• Indiana University: http://iup.studioabroad.com/
• Kutztown University: http://www2.kutztown.edu/academics/study-abroad.htm
• Lock Haven University: http://www.lhup.edu/students/student_resources/international_studies/stu...
• Mansfield University: http://www2.mansfield.edu/international/
• Millersville University: http://www.millersville.edu/academics/globaled/index.php
• Shippensburg University: http://www.ship.edu/international/
• Slippery Rock University: http://www.sru.edu/academics/internationalservices/Pages/StudyAbroad.aspx
• West Chester University: http://www.wcupa.edu/international/default.asp

For a database of study-abroad opportunities, see: http://www.studyabroad.com/

If you would like a truly unique adventure and make a meaningful contribution toward a better world, you should see if the organization United Planet has something for you.

Students applying to study abroad through third-party providers still must apply at BU to study abroad.