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  • Locations: Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Program Terms: Fall Approved Prog, Spring Approved Prog
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Major: Geography Colgate Faculty Led: No
Global Engagement: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction Other Than English: No
Approved Program: Yes Required Language Course: Sinhalese
Program Description:

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Within the application, you will be required to indicate your interest in up to two different approved programs.

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                     Study Abroad in SRI LANKA with IFSA                                                      

           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




Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Approved Prog 2023 02/02/2022 02/03/2022 TBA TBA
Fall Approved Prog 2022-2023 02/02/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.