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  • China Programs Address: The Alliance for Global Education c/o Julia Levy 450 S. Easton Rd. Glenside, PA 19038
  • HQ Address: Institute for Study Abroad Butler University 1100 W. 42nd Street, Suite 305 Indianapolis, IN 46208-3345
  • HQ Tel: 800-858-0229

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The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988. Our primary goal is to provide quality study abroad opportunities, plus academic and personal support services, for qualified North American undergraduates seeking to earn academic credit through study abroad. While the Institute for Study Abroad has an affiliation with Butler University for transcripts and other purposes, it is a separate organization.

IFSA-Butler is organized to assist our students from the time they apply until after they return. Our staff in the U.S. prepare students for the academic and cultural changes that await them, and our offices around the world provide on-site support to help students make the most of their study abroad experiences.

IFSA-Butler Study Abroad in China:

  • China Now: Development, Politics and Social Change hosted by Beijing Language and Culture University

  • Contemporary Chinese Society and Language in Shanghai hosted by Fudan University

  • International Business in China hosted by Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

  • Intensive Chinese Language hosted by Fudan University

  • Globalization Then and Now: Xi’an and the Silk Road hosted by Shaanxi Normal University

Previous study of the Chinese language is not required for Alliance programs, except for the Intensive Chinese Language program at Fudan University. Please visit the Alliance for Global Education website for more information or to apply.