Types of Programs

 
Third Party Providers
  1. Approved programs that begin with a provider name such as Butler, CAPA, CET, CIEE, IAU, IES, ISA, SAI, SEA, SFS, SIT or SSA

  2. Generally offer optional group flights and airport pickup

  3. On-site staff for American students abroad

  4. Often excursions are included

  5. Courses are either in a separate facility or are sometimes at a local university

  6. Classes can be with American students or with host country or other international students

Direct Enrollment

  1. Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, Japan

  2. Except for Israel, there is generally no group flight and for some institutions, no airport pickup

  3. Registered as a visiting student at the host institution

  4. Except for Israel, no excursions are included

  5. Staff on site handle all international students, not just Americans

Independent Programs

  1. AUCP in France and SSA programs in Spain, Argentina and Puerto Rico and IAU College in France. 

  2. Small number of only American students