The University of Miami is IOI's largest and longest standing partner. The mission of UM's study abroad office of the university is “to promote and foster international education and multicultural understanding” and that is exactly what the partnership with IOI provides. Each fall and spring semester, IOI turns into a U-on-location site, hosting the so called UGalapagos program. The UGalapagos program is an exciting semester study abroad program that takes UM students faculty to IOI for a field-oriented semester of study. UM is offering a full six-course (17-18 credit) semester in the Spring and Fall tailored to the needs and interests of students majoring in marine science and ecosystem sciences, biology and pre-med. Courses are taught sequentially as intensive two-week experiences by UM faculty experts.
Since its founding in 1855 by Maine abolitionists, Bates College has welcomed men and women from diverse racial, ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. A private, highly selective, residential college devoted to undergraduate study in the liberal arts, Bates has always stood firmly for the ideals of academic rigor, intellectual curiosity, egalitarianism, social justice and freedom. Bates is recognized for its inclusive social character and progressive tradition, and is rightly celebrated as one of the first U.S. institutions of higher learning to admit women and people of color.
The University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut is one of the top public research universities in the nation, with more than 30,000 students pursuing answers to critical questions in labs, lecture halls, and the community. Knowledge exploration throughout the University’s network of campuses is united by a culture of innovation. An unprecedented commitment from the state of Connecticut ensures UConn attracts internationally renowned faculty and the world’s brightest students. A tradition of coaching winning athletes makes UConn a standout in Division l sports and fuels our academic spirit. As a vibrant, progressive leader, UConn fosters a diverse and dynamic culture that meets the challenges of a changing global society.
To read more about IOI’s public health study abroad work with UCONN’s dental program, please click here
Florida International University
As Miami’s first and only public research university, offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, FIU is worlds ahead in its service to the academic and local community. Designated as a top-tier research institution, FIU emphasizes research as a major component in the university’s mission. The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and the School of Computing and Information Sciences’ Discovery Lab, are just two of many colleges, schools, and centers that actively enhance the university’s ability to set new standards through research initiatives.
The Latin American Social Sciences Institute or Latin American School of Social Sciences (Spanish: Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales or FLACSO) is an inter-governmental autonomous organization for Latin America and the Caribbean dedicated to research, teaching and spreading of social sciences. It was created on April 17, 1957, following a UNESCO initiative at the Latin American Conference on Social Sciences in Rio de Janeiro. Its goal was to promote academic research and development in the region.
The University of Hartford
The University of Hartford provides a robust, distinctive educational experience for its more than 5,000 undergraduate and 1,600 graduate students. Distinguished faculty provide rigorous instruction as well as research, performance, and internship opportunities in more than 100 degree programs in the arts, humanities, business, engineering and technology, education, and health professions. With students from 48 states and 63 countries, we are a university for the world.
University of Havana
With nearly three hundred years of teaching and research experience, the University of Havana has been and is an important agent of social development in Cuba, the basis of their corporate philosophy.
The University of Havana is constantly working to extend knowledge produced by the university community to the larger society with a high sense of responsibility and dedication to service.
NC State University
NC State was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. Today, we’re a pre-eminent research enterprise that excels in science, technology, engineering, math, design, the humanities and social sciences, textiles and veterinary medicine. NC State students, faculty and staff take problems in hand and work with industry, government and nonprofit partners to solve them. Our 34,000-plus high-performing students apply what they learn in the real world by conducting research, working in internships and co-ops, and performing acts of world-changing service. That experiential education ensures they leave here ready to lead the workforce, confident in the knowledge that NC State consistently rates as one of the best values in higher education.
NCState: To read more about IOI’s conservation study abroad work with NCState’s vet program, please click here
Nova Southeastern University
Nova Southeastern University's approach to education has always been innovative and unique. We don’t fit easily within the standard niche – because neither do you. We are traditional, but we’re also young, bold and forward thinking. Our private, undergraduate college offers a personal, nurturing atmosphere, but we’re also an exciting university with a wide variety of graduate and professional degrees.
St. Thomas University
Renowned for leadership development in justice, science, business and ministry, St. Thomas University has been an important part of South Florida’s higher education landscape for over 50 years. Its academic expansion now includes unique degrees in global entrepreneurship and international business, sports administration, intercultural human rights and undergraduate science research conducted in state-of-the-art laboratories. A small-class size, private university is the competitive advantage that allows students to reach their highest potential.
Drew knows and believes in teenagers. We engage each student in a process of intellectual discovery to develop an individual voice, the confidence to express it, and the empathy to understand its impact.
Susquehanna University educates students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership, and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world.
Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is named for two men who played pivotal roles in the University's history: George Washington, whose generous endowment of $20,000 in 1796 helped the fledgling school (then known as Liberty Hall Academy) survive, and Robert E. Lee, who provided innovative educational leadership during his transformational tenure as president of Washington College from 1865 to 1870.
University of Toronto
Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus.