Our mission drives us

We educate students to become global leaders through premier study abroad and internship programs, which offer students worldwide experiential learning opportunities that meet the highest standards of academic quality.

About SAF & IES Abroad

The Study Abroad Foundation ® (SAF) is a part of IES Abroad, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Chicago in the United States. SAF operates offices in China, Japan, and Korea


IES Abroad is overseen by an independent Board of Directors - a group of elite business and academic leaders in their field - and is held to the highest US government transparency and ethical business standards. 


The Study Abroad Foundation specializes in educational services, including the administration of study abroad programs, academic advising and assistance in choosing programs, assisting with arrangements for participation, and facilitating transcripts of overseas academic program credits. 


Everything we do is about the student. We’re a passionate team of study abroad professionals who believe in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. We believe every student should have the opportunity to go abroad - especially in an enriching, safe, and superior academic and cultural environment.