University of Massachusetts Boston
Office of Global Programs
Boston, MA 02125
617 287 5586
Contact Us
Getting Started
General Info
Why Study Abroad
Create Account
Program Options
Program Types
Reciprocal Exchange - UMass Programs
UMass System Programs
Affiliated Programs
Alternative Providers
Reqs & Procedures
Academic Policies
Application Instructions
Before you Go
Financial Matters
Health & Safety
Travel Preparation
Parents &Family
When You Return
Student Study Abroad Blogs!
Program Search
Program Type:
Program Country:
Program Term:

Affiliated Programs

Affiliate Programs:
Affiliate Programs are specific third-party study abroad companies/organizations that UMass Boston partners with to offer alternatives to the Reciprocal Exchange Programs. These programs are highly recommended and have maintained reliable services in partnership with UMass Boston's Office of Study Abroad & International Exchange for a number of years.
The Oxford Study Abroad Programme (OSAP) places strong students in colleges of Oxford University. Oxford is the oldest English-speaking university in the world, and is considered to be one of the two or three best universities and/or colleges in the world. The program is offered for UMass Boston students 4 times a year, including summers. The Oxford Study Abroad Program is multi-disciplinary & features tutorials (one-on-one instruction). Visit our Oxford University online brochure for more information about the specifics of this program. 
API programs offers UMass Boston students opportunities to earn college credit toward their degree programs by completing coursework taught in English. API also offers language-acquisition coursework and/or content taught in host country languages at institutions overseas. Programs are offered for UMass Boston students 4 times a year, including summer and winter.  API is multi-disciplinary & sends students abroad annually to 35 cities within fifteen countries in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
ISA (International Studies Abroad) provides students opportunities to study abroad in a variety of locations at an affordable price. ISA aims to maximize participants' learning abroad, and provide support and guidance before, during and after their time abroad. ISA maintains a strong presence in Latin America and also has programs in Western Europe and the Middle East. ISA also acquired the locally based organization Interstudy in fall, 2012; this adds to their catalogue of programs, including Botswana, South Africa, Britain, and Ireland.
AIFS offers a wide range of study abroad programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, plus multi-country traveling programs throughout western Europe. AIFS offers courses taught in English, and also language acquistion programs abroad. Programs are offered three times a year, including summer. 
All costs for these programs are paid directly to the programs, themselves; often expenses such as housing, partial board, and additional on-the-ground support are a part of the costs associated with provider programs. Many provider programs, including our affiliates, offer scholarships to participants.
University of Massachusetts Boston Study Abroad & International Exchange