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The Study Abroad Foundation (SAF)

The Study Abroad Foundation provides unparalleled access and service to students seeking high-quality study abroad opportunities through our top-tier International University Network.



Despatches from America and Australia  

Summer 2017 UCLA Correspondents
             Diya Liu                        Zhuofan Zhang                    Xuefei Zhang

Our latest SAF correspondents are reporting from UCLA Summer Sessions and the University of New South Wales. Dive into more student experiences here.


IES Abroad and The Study Abroad Foundation Announce Merger


CHICAGO—July 18, 2017—Two of the most highly regarded not-for-profit providers in international education, IES Abroad and The Study Abroad Foundation (SAF), today announced the completion of a strategic merger designed to offer students from around the world the most academically and culturally enriching study abroad experiences available. Read on.


Tenth Annual SAF Reception - Photo Roundup

NAFSA Reception

Keynote speaker U.S. Congressman Mark Takano joined us in welcoming more than 250 international education professionals and government representatives from around the world to our largest reception during NAFSA to date. View event photos here.


Professional Development Success 


For our latest professional development program, we invited our university partners from across Asia to learn more about the opportunities available to their students at our Southern California member universities.


What's New

Connect COver 2017 2

From student successes to member university feedback, our latest newsletter delves into the relationships and support services that make SAF a unique study abroad partner.
For Member Universities
Study Abroad Asia
Program Announcements from SAF Member Universities in Asia
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Last Updated: 9/26/17