What Our Partners Say


FIE has more than 50 university partners, many with their own customized or faculty-led programs. Don't just take our word for it. Here are just a few things our partners and affiliates have to say about their work with FIE. 


As one of the more active Study Abroad faculty at SDSU, I have an opportunity to share/meet with your competitors. It goes without saying that FIE is at the top and I look forward to working with FIE in the future.

- Bill Nericco, Visiting Faculty, Director of the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences program



FIE offers our students so many resources that help them to have an extraordinary experience living abroad, from housing in one of London's great neighborhoods to plays that introduce them to London's rich theater history, to up-to-date classrooms.  I know of no other program that so thoughtfully and consequently enables students to learn about another place, to become international citizens, and to discover in themselves the resources to live in a globalizing world. 

- Lee Palmer Wandel, Visiting Faculty; Professor of History, Religious Studies, and Visual Culture 



“As I think back on Drexel’s relationship with FIE, I think that one of the things that I really appreciate is the flexibility that FIE has shown, especially when it comes to dealing with our somewhat difficult calendar… And when we come to you with various new ideas there is a true sense of there being a collaborative effort to get the program up and running. FIE provides not only in-country expertise, but I also think that their US staff has a deep understanding of how study abroad is positioned in U.S. institutions, and can provide valuable insight as to how best to pitch a new program to our various constituencies.” 

– Dani Ascarelli, Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs



“What makes FIE stand out in the field of study abroad is the full comprehensive service they offer – FIE provides a high quality academic program, engaging and charismatic faculty, and excellent administrative and student development staff… Our office depends on the expertise of the FIE staff to help our institutions deliver a quality program that works for our needs every time. We really value the consistency that FIE provides when we send a new faculty member every semester.” 
– Joy Ruis, Education Abroad Advisor and Joe Rogers, Director of the Center for Global Education



“Literally every aspect of our partnership with FIE has been positive… Because FIE coordinates study abroad programs for dozens of American partner institutions (from smaller colleges such as ours to large public and private universities), FIE’s staff members have a high level of familiarity with the types of processes and challenges that most of us who direct and/or teach in study abroad programs at our home institutions have to deal with at most once a year… That means students and faculty can concentrate on learning, teaching, and making the most of the study abroad experience.” 
– Sean Heuston, Professor of English



"As we finish up our time here in London, Ingrid and I would like to thank you for everything you and your colleagues have done to make us feel welcome at FIE.  Every aspect, the classrooms, the faculty workspace, the printing/copying facilities, was superb.  Thank you for working with Gonzaga to provide us with the space and support to make our classes run smoothly and successfully."

- Ann Ciasullo and Ingrid Ranum, English Department