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  • Locations: Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Program Time Abroad: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
  • Restrictions: TAMU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Affiliate Provider Click here for a definition of this term Academic Area: Anthropology, Architecture - Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Asian Studies, Geosciences - Environmental Sciences, Health/Medicine, Health/Medicine - Community/Public Health, Liberal Arts - History, Liberal Arts - International Studies, Liberal Arts - Philosophy, Liberal Arts - Political Science, Religious Studies, Science - Biology, Sociology
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Primary Contact: Affiliate Provider & Exchange Advising (
Program Description:
     Study Abroad in SRI LANKA                                                                                   


Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education Program (ISLE)



About the Program
  Develop the tools to navigate Sri Lanka as a cultural insider and informed researcher. This Fascinating island is your classroom as you learn the local language live with host families and conduct an independent Study Project on one of its deeply-rooted traditions or contemporary post-war challenges. 

About Sri Lanka

The tropical Island of Sri Lanka is a microcosm of world religions. Although there is a deeply rooted tradition of Theravada Buddhism, the country is home to large populations of Hindus, Muslims and Christians. The ISLE program location is in the city of Kandy. 

Program Benefits
  • Set yourself apart by participating in the only academic and cultural immersion program in Sri Lanka
  • Gain valuable experience and give your resume a boost by conduction independent field-based research
  • Take courses with faculty at the historic and prestigious University of Peradeniya
  • Travel throughout the island to learn about its diverse populations, environments and social issues
  • Become part of the family with a home stay that offers an intimate look at daily Sri Lankan life and cultural traditions.


IFSA scholarships are primarily need-based and factor in any additional cost your study abroad program might have over home school tuition. The awards are $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs and $2,500 for full year programs. These scholarships may apply to any IFSA program, with the exception of our custom programs. 

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Contact Us

6201 Corporate Drive, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Phone: 317-940-9336



Special Note:
IFSA-Butler University has designed the following benefits for Texas A&M students participating in any IFSA-Butler program to study abroad for Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.
  • $2,000 automatic state school grant (semester programs only)
  • $500 scholarship for veteran students utilizing federal benefits (Post 9/11 GI Bill) (semester programs only)
Students who wish to utilize their veteran benefits on IFSA programs can contact the Butler University Financial Aid office for certification.