Established in 2000 and headquartered in Indiana, The Study Abroad Foundation (SAF) is a USA chartered non-profit organization with an independent Board of Directors. The Foundation provides high-quality study abroad opportunities and personal support services for qualified university students enrolled at SAF member universities in Brunei, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Kazakhstan. The Foundation currently operates programs in North America, Europe, Australasia and Asia. The nonprofit Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler), founded in 1988, assisted in the establishment of SAF as part of its mission to strengthen international student mobility.
Having built a respected brand through the years, SAF continually seeks growth opportunities. As of December 2, 2015, the Foundation has proudly affiliated with IES Abroad, a U.S.-based leader in the study abroad field. This strategic decision serves both organizations’ students and member universities, and will considerably strengthen SAF’s development.