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Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA)

The Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988. IFSA’s primary goal is to provide global learning environments designed to foster the development of skills that will prepare students for future success. IFSA emphasizes quality academics focused on inclusive excellence, individualized learning and intercultural agility, as well as personalized student support services and community engagement.

All Temple University students will automatically receive a $2000 grant for any IFSA semester program. There is no application process and the grant will automatically be applied to your overall tuition/housing costs during billing. 

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 IFSA, please search our featured IFSA 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 IFSA semester program can APPLY HERE.

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