IES Abroad Welcomes Five Higher Education Institutions as New Associate Members of its Academic Consortium for Study Abroad Programs

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American University, Maryland Institute College of Art, Stetson University, University of California-Berkeley and University of Maryland join top-tier schools on IES Abroad Academic Consortium

Five top-tier U.S. higher education institutions have joined the IES Abroad Academic Consortium as associate members: American University in Washington, D.C.; Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore; Stetson University in Florida; University of California-Berkeley; and University of Maryland in College Park.

The IES Abroad Consortium is comprised of more than 200 top-tier American public and private colleges and universities. Consortium schools accept full transfer of credit from IES Abroad programs to their home institution transcripts.

As members of the IES Abroad Consortium, the new associate member schools will be actively involved in the mission, direction, and academic program development and review of IES Abroad’s programs across the globe. Students at the five schools will enroll in IES Abroad international programs that are academically rigorous and will have the opportunity to participate in international internships and field service opportunities. They will also be eligible for all IES Abroad financial aid programs and scholarships, will participate in pre-departure and on-site advising, and will be protected by IES Abroad health and safety protocols.

More information on the IES Abroad Consortium and the benefits of membership and associate membership is available at

IES Abroad, which celebrates its 62nd anniversary in 2012, is a global, not-for-profit academic consortium of more than 200 top-tier American colleges and universities. IES Abroad offers 100 programs at 35 international locations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand and South America. More than 5,500 students enroll in IES Abroad programs each year. For more information, please visit

IES Abroad has received the prestigious Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) designation from The Forum on Education Abroad for meeting the highest standards for study abroad programming and evaluation in the nation.


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