Who We Are
SAF facilitates student mobility between our international university partners. We provide students from China, Korea, and Japan with for-credit study abroad opportunities during semester, year-long, and summer terms across the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and Asia.
SAF is part of IES Abroad, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Chicago since 1950. IES Abroad offers over 140 study abroad and internship programs at teaching centers around the world for college/university students. The organization comprises study abroad programming, Customized & Faculty-Led Programs, IES Internships, and the Study Abroad Foundation (SAF).
SAF at a Glance
Created in the scholarly traditions of our preeminent university partners, the Study Abroad Foundation supports students seeking the world's best study abroad opportunities to fulfil their dreams and realize their potential.
The SAF Difference
The Study Abroad Foundation facilitates student mobility between our international university partners. Students at participating universities have global access to the world's best experts in their academic specialization, and can truly tailor their studies to maximize international career and graduate admission opportunities.
Consultation & Guidance
Our network of global offices affords students the opportunity for personal consultation with a highly qualified Student Counselling Team. We work directly with universities in Asia to achieve their internationalization goals. Share your goals and passions, and we'll match you with your dream study abroad opportunity.
We have helped thousands of students simplify the study abroad admissions process. We'll work together to optimize your resume and personal statements, strategize for test preparation, and streamline the administrative processes of visa applications, accommodations, class selections and more.
Enjoy Overseas Support
With our U.S.-based Program Management Team and 24-hour emergency assistance, our global support staff stand ready to assist in any crisis. Rest assured knowing you're covered by sophisticated comprehensive insurance and the backing of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad provider in the United States.
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Start Your Own Study Abroad Adventure
Ready to choose your study abroad program? Check out the program finder and browse all available programs.
Get Started With Your SAF Counselor
Interested in studying abroad with us? Schedule a call with us and we'll help you select a program.