AIFS Study Abroad

Provider

Since 1964, over 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS. With more than 45 years of experience, we have the resources and experience to provide what our students want and need in a study abroad program, and to safeguard their welfare around the globe. Our program fee is all-inclusive, making it simple for you to study abroad and experience all that the world has to offer.

Programs are available in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, as well as multi-country programs. AIFS offers Gap Year programs, along with internships and volunteer opportunities abroad. With locations throughout the world, AIFS College Study Abroad is able to offers high-quality, college-level courses in subject areas as diverse as Islamic Studies, French Cinema, business and engineering.

AIFS study abroad programs

Programs from AIFS Study Abroad

Program Reviews

  • Anna
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    River Falls, Wisconsin
    Everyone! Go to New Zealand!
    08/18/2015

    This was a great program to use for my first time leaving the USA. Applying was very straightforward and AIFS sorted out my housing, flights, and provided me with a debit card for food. It was too easy! I got a good insight into Fijian culture because we got to stay with a family which I really enjoyed. In New Zealand, I was able to explore on my own, and attend trips that AIFS planned in advance. There was always something to look forward to. The only downside was the cost. If you can set up an exchange with your University and Victoria it would be much cheaper in the long run. It might take more time and more planning, but it will encourage you to be responsible and independent. Overall, AIFS was a great program and I would recommend it. I loved New Zealand so much, I actually moved back after finishing my degree in the states.

    GO TO NEW ZEALAND!! It's the best!

    Cheers,
    Anna

    Photos:
    Mount Ngauruhoe (aka Mount Doom, LOTR), Tongariro National Park.
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  • Amber
    Female
    Orange County, California
    Other
    AIFS London: Life Changing Experience
    07/24/2015

    Choosing to study abroad with AIFS was the best decision I ever made! The location in Kensington was absolutely beautiful and very accessible to the rest of central London. I loved the fact that there were several bus stops and a tube station nearby, it made travelling around the city very easy and convenient. The city itself was amazing, never had I ever seen so much history and diversity in one place. The night life, shopping, museums, there is always something new to do and see.

    The office staff was extremely helpful, the professors very knowledgeable and all the students got along great! To this day(8 years later) I'm still very close with several people on my program.

    My time in London with AIFS was so fantastic that when I returned home, I changed my major and transferred to a University in Central London. I finished my undergraduate degree in London, married my British boyfriend(who I met on the program) and ended up living in London for the next 6 years!!

    I will always remember the summer I spent studying abroad with AIFS and will forever be grateful for the passion of travel and culture the program instilled in me.

    If you want to study abroad, I highly recommend AIFS!!!

    How could this program be improved?

    London is expensive, especially living in the heart of Kensington! I know that the program can't change that, but budgeting is very difficult. On my program, back in 2007, we didn't have a lot of planned activities outside the classroom. I went to a couple of Musicals arranged by AIFS and a did a boat ride down the Thames River. All other activities were arranged by us(the students).

    Photos:
    Walking across Tower Bridge!
    In our local pub, The Greyhound.
    My room-mate and I at Buckingham Palace.
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  • Shaye
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Boise, Idaho
    Boise State University
    Great Program but Expensive
    06/23/2015

    This AIFS summer program kept us busy, which was a good thing for me. I really enjoyed the flight package to London, as we got to spend 2 days there and meet some of our classmates. We had excursions most weekends and classes were decent. One of the classes got out at 7pm which was a huge inconvenience because stores close early here.

    How could this program be improved?

    The cost. It is rather expensive for the short amount of time that we were there. They also did not sit us all down to meet one another.

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  • Gabriella
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    United States
    West Chester University of Pennsylvania
    Incredible
    01/10/2015

    I cannot rave enough about my study abroad experience with AIFS last spring semester. The greatest thing about the program was the staff. They helped make an easy transition for the students into a new country. They were also incredibly friendly and supportive. This program gave me the freedom to feel independent, but still go to the staff if I had any questions or concerns. The meal plan was also an incredible addition to this program. My friends and I could not get enough of some of the restaurants included in the meal tickets. Overall, I recommend this program to anyone thinking about studying in another country.

    How could this program be improved?

    Maybe offer more meal vouchers to those not traveling during breaks or holidays

    Photos:
    Florence sunsets
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  • Megan
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Charleston, SC
    College of Charleston
    The Experience of a Lifetime!
    12/18/2014

    As a Spring 2014 Florence alum, I have no doubt that AIFS was the best program I could've chosen to help me fulfill my nearly lifelong dream of studying abroad. And even now--half a year removed from my experience--there's not a day that goes by that I don't think back to my unforgettable time in Florence and the (what seems like) entire lifetime's worth of happy memories I created there.

    To start, my favorite parts about the program were the meal plan and the almost daily activities/excursions AIFS offered once we arrived in Italy. The meal plan was a really great way to experience the food culture of Italy without breaking the bank--with our breakfast/lunch and dinner cards, my friends and I were able to dine at fancy restaurants we wouldn't have been able to afford off plan, grab a quick panino or pizza to go, buy fresh produce at the local fruit stand, go out for aperitivo (which is kind of like the Italian version of happy hour), go grocery shopping, and even buy cocktails at local bars. In addition, almost daily AIFS gave us the option of participating in cultural immersion activities such as attending soccer games, gelato tours, cooking and baking classes, wine tastings, the opera and ballet, and day-long excursions to various destinations throughout Italy. With the help of these activities, I felt I was able to come away from my abroad experience with an excellent grasp on Italian culture and daily Florentine life.

    Overall, the AIFS program in Florence made the necessary accommodations for us students to live an extremely comfortable life in Italy without holding our hand, hovering, or babying us through the entire process. I had envisioned gaining invaluable independent living skills from my abroad experience--the last thing I wanted to be was dependent on my program in any way. For that reason, I really appreciated that AIFS took care of the hard stuff for us--arranging our airfare, setting us up in apartments, providing us with meal options, helping us locate doctors if we got sick, etc.--but then set us free to do our own thing as we pleased. With AIFS, you can be as independent as you want to be, but there's always an incredible support system to fall back on if you find yourself having trouble, and that was great to know.

    I would enthusiastically recommend AIFS to anyone who is interested in studying abroad!

    Photos:
    A stunning view of Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo.
    My friends and I enjoying some gelato (an almost daily occurrence)! :)
    My abroad experience allowed me to form lifelong bonds with some incredible people. This is my favorite photo of my abroad experience, taken on our last day in Florence.
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