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Three Weeks to Sussex

Well, it's three weeks until I head to Sussex for session 1 this summer and I finally got the darned group flight forms in!  Those were a pain in the butt to figure out, especially since my family only just figured out our vacation plans for after I'm done.  And those plans are an epic jaunt around the UK, with maybe a trip to Paris!  In the meantime, though, i am quite excited (and nervous) for Sussex.  This will be the first time I am alone abroad, and I'll have to navigate and manage…


Added by Julia Bloom on June 4, 2012 at 6:31pm — 1 Comment

Valparaiso, Chile Fall 2012

Hey! Anyone else going to Valparaiso, or even Santiago for the U.S. Fall Semester?? I'm so excited to be going! 

Added by Kristin S on May 4, 2012 at 2:49pm — 9 Comments

Two Weeks Notice, America

This morning at 11:35 I finished my last final exam for the school year. I am now a senior in college, and I will never take another June final again. Thank goodness! And though I am thrilled by both of those facts, my brain (after taking a good 2 hour break from any thoughts at all) has now completely occupied with England and new friends and world travel. It’s a busy place now. 

I haven’t had many adventures, so it’s safe to say that in two weeks when I go to study abroad at the…


Added by Casey Geraldo on June 8, 2012 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

2012 Student Writing Contest, the website born of Transitions Abroad Publishing, Inc.--which was founded in 1977 by NAFSA award-winning study abroad advisor Dr. Clayton Hubbs--is hosting its 2012 Student Writing Contest.  All enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, students who have graduated within the past…


Added by Art on March 13, 2012 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

Embassy of Australia is seeking a Marketing Intern

The Embassy of Australia is seeking a Marketing Intern for the winter 2012 semester. Interns are hired for a period of three to four months, work full-time and will receive a $1000 stipend. The winter internship will run from January to April; start and end dates are flexible.

The application deadline is December 5, 2011.


The Marketing Intern will assist with event management, student enquiries, website…


Added by Art on November 22, 2011 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Glimpse Correspondents Program

This message is to announce that due to unprecedented response, Glimpse has

decided to extend the application period for the Glimpse Correspondents

Program one more week.

The new deadline is Thursday, June 30, 2011.

Powered by Matador, and supported in part by the National Geographic

Society, the Glimpse Correspondents Program provides talented writers

and photographers with a $600 stipend as well as one on one editorial…


Added by Art on June 23, 2011 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Cusco!!!!!!! Spring 2011

We are back from our Cusco trip. It was amazing, as usual, and we had the time of our lives!

Day 1: After a nap and a light lunch, our time in Cusco started by visiting the ruins that surround the city of Cusco. We went to Sacsayhuaman where we learned some interesting facts about Incan geology.…


Added by Laura Balbuena on June 8, 2011 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Installing the IFSA-Butler Dashboard

If you've already submitted the initial application (online, fax or mail) to one of IFSA-Butler's Study Abroad Programs and you have received an email confirmation, you may install…


Added by Art on August 6, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Visiting Caral, the oldest civilization in the Americas!!

We visited this past Saturday Caral, the oldest civilization in the Americas, located four hours north of Lima in the Supe valley. Here you have a picture of the group at the entrance to the ruins.



Added by Laura Balbuena on May 2, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

I Ride Around in A Mercedes in Argentina, No Big Deal


  Especially when they are always crowded buses. 

In three more days I will have been in BsAs for two months. I tell you this because it still seems crazy that I am living here and even crazier that I have been here that long. Things for the most part are starting to develop a pattern. It starts to feel more and more every day that I really live here and am not a tourist here for a couple of days. However, there are still those occasions…


Added by Mary Zoe Forster on April 17, 2011 at 9:53pm — 1 Comment

Esther Uduehi Named 2011 Rhodes Scholar

Esther Uduehi, a senior at Indiana University Bloomington, studied abroad during the Fall of 2009 at Oxford University in England through IFSA-Butler. Due to her outstanding achievements in chemistry and mathematics, Esther was recently named a 2011 Rhodes Scholar. This scholarship will enable Esther to continue her studies at Oxford for up to three years. We are extremely proud of Esther's great achievements and we wish her continued success at Oxford University!


For more…


Added by Sara Bell on April 4, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

IFSA Student Receives Award for Essay

Congratulations to Michael Anderson from McKendree University who received an award for his essay on why he wanted to study at King's College London! Here Michael is pictured with the principal of King's upon accepting his award.… Continue

Added by Sara Bell on April 4, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments

Former IFSA-Butler Student Accepted to Peace Corps Ecuador

Christopher Morriss, a student from University of Vermont who studied abroad at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú during Fall 2009, has been accepted to Peace Corps Ecuador. Christopher is a premedical student and he intends to enter medical school after his service in the Peace Corps. He hopes to use his Spanish language skills as a doctor and, if the opportunity presents itself, practice medicine abroad.


"I believe my time with IFSA-Butler in Peru was key towards my…


Added by Sara Bell on April 4, 2011 at 12:06pm — No Comments

IFSA-Butler Peru Students Featured in Magazine

The most recent edition of NAFSA's International Educator magazine features a photo of IFSA-Butler students in Peru, as well as quotes from Laura Balbuena, IFSA-Butler's resident director in Peru. The article, which focuses on women in Latin America, includes a photo of our…


Added by Sara Bell on April 4, 2011 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Katrina Stone Awarded Two Prizes in Divinity

Katrina Stone was awarded two prizes in Divinity during her semester at University of St. Andrews. The first, Roy Hogg Memorial Prize, is awarded annually to the best student in Second-level Practical Theology. The second, Dugald McFarlane Prize, is awarded annually for an essay in First-level Theology. …


Added by Sara Bell on December 2, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

University of Queensland Dean's List

Several Semester 1 2010 IFSA students who studied at The University of Queensland have been awarded the Dean of Students' Commendation for High Achievement as a result of their academic dedication. Congratulations to the following students who have been placed in the top band of students enrolled in The University of Queensland's Study Abroad program!

Kellyn Freed, Boston…


Added by Sara Bell on December 7, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Liberia, Costa Rica

The first day I experienced the worst thunderstorm of my life! The thunder was terrifyingly loud and sounded as if the sky was ripping apart. This type of storm, we were later told, is not a typical occurrence. It thundered from 3 in the afternoon until about 7 and rained more after that. There were leaves knocked out of trees and puddles of water everywhere. Well, I guess we’re all going to get the dengue fever (pronounced ‘dang’ in American English).

Day two we walked about 1.5 km to a… Continue

Added by Alexa Harrison on July 13, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Juggler Park.

Let me begin by apologizing if this is not the most eloquent thing you ever read. If you're reading this then you are probably a good friend of mine and probably know I am terrible with words and will overlook this flaw. Anyway, it is currently 3 pm Scottish time... about 10 am United States time. I took off yesterday from Newark at 8pm (US time). I was a bit nervous on the way to the airport. I really hate flying and just kept… Continue

Added by Samantha Wildonger on September 8, 2010 at 10:53am — No Comments


Hi, it's me again, so officially I have been in Scotland for two days now. I arrived at 7 something in the morning yesterday, it was like 2 a.m. back in the States where I left. I spent most of yesterday getting to know the other IFSA-Butler students here, eating, and sleeping, although I did go out and explore a bit.

Today the real orientation stuff started, I spent most of today in a room listening to history, safety, and all that good stuff. Breakfast this morning was interesting... the… Continue

Added by Bethany Pickering on September 9, 2010 at 1:14pm — 1 Comment

visiting Pachacamac, a ceremonial center 2,000 years old (Peru)

This past Saturday, we went to the Pachacamac ruins. A pre-Inca religious center, an hour away from Miraflores (the neighborhood where most of the group live).

This center was visited by pilgrims for more than 1,500 years until…


Added by Laura Balbuena on September 13, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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