IES Abroad strives to provide premier study abroad programs for U.S. students that deliver the highest quality education while simultaneously promoting development of intercultural competence. IES ran its first program in 1950 and now offers programs in 35 cities and 21 countries.
External Study Abroad Approval Process
Students participating with an External Program are required to complete Temple's External Programs approval process. Completion of the approval process allows students to maintain full-time enrollment status, apply eligible financial aid and transfer credits earned abroad back to Temple.
Request to Study Abroad
To request approval to study abroad with IES, please search our featured IES Semester Programs by clicking the button below. Once you have selected a featured program, click the “apply now” button and complete the Request to Study Abroad. Your request will be reviewed to ensure that the program is an appropriate fit and that you meet the general eligibility requirements for study abroad. Once your request has been processed, you will be informed of the decision via an email to your Temple email account. Requests to study abroad must be received on or before the application deadline.
Please note, Education Abroad strongly encourages students to consider these featured semester program options prior to exploring other possibilities as these programs have been selected to accommodate most students’ academic needs and geographic interests.
Students interested in applying to a summer or non-featured IES semester program, can apply here.