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Skidmore College
First-Year Experience in London

The Skidmore–IES Connection

IES Abroad, founded in 1950, is a non-profit study abroad organization with 125+ academic programs in 35+ global locations world wide. As a consortium composed of more than 200 selective U.S. universities and colleges, IES annually enrolls more than 6,000 students in its study abroad programs. Its mission is to "educate students to become global leaders through premier study abroad and internship programs, which offer students worldwide experiential learning opportunities that meet the highest standards of academic quality." IES is one of the leaders in the field due to its continued dedication to academic rigor, health and safety, and providing a wide range of opportunities for students.

Skidmore has worked closely with IES to develop an academic and co-curricular program of the highest quality. Skidmore's affiliation with IES Abroad has a long and successful history. Skidmore began its affiliation with IES in 1981. Throughout the years our faculty and administrators have served on numerous IES committees and have participated in many site evaluations, conferences, and workshops. We are pleased to be able to partner with one of the world's top organizations in order to offer Skidmore students this tremendous opportunity.

The IES London Center

Exterior of IES Abroad London Center in Bloomsbury, London

Exterior of IES Abroad London Center in Bloomsbury, London

London FYE students will have full access to the IES London Center. The IES London Center is centrally located in the Bloomsbury neighborhood of London, near the British Museum. The Center is home to classrooms, staff offices, a computer lab for student use, and a small library. Students will also have access to the Senate House Library at the University of London which is less than a 10 minute walk from the IES Center.