AIFS Study Abroad

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AIFS is a leading provider of study abroad programs, since 1964. More than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS. Comprehensive program fees make it convenient for students to study abroad and experience all that the world has to offer.

With over half a century in the industry, AIFS has the resources and experience to provide what students want and need in a study abroad program combined with the institutional strength to safeguard their welfare around the globe. Unlike many other study abroad programs or independent study options, AIFS program fees are guaranteed in U.S. dollars.

AIFS offers a wide range of unique programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and the Americas. AIFS campuses typically offer courses in English or in foreign languages from beginner to advanced levels, so you don't even have to know a foreign language to study abroad.

AIFS study abroad programs

Programs from AIFS Study Abroad

  • Study with AIFS in Florence
    Italy
    Earn up to 16 credits studying in beautiful, historic Florence. Students choose from a wide array of courses in humanities,...
    35 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
  • Brette with other AIFS Students -Check out her interview!
    Austria
    Earn up to 17 credits through a wide variety of courses studying at the world-renowned University of Salzburg. This program...
    32 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • The London Eye Pod
    England
    Study in London and earn up to 15 credits with courses in art, business, economics, history, psychology and more at Richmond...
    30 reviews
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  • Study Abroad in Spain with AIFS
    Spain
    Spend a semester or academic year in the modern and cosmopolitan city of Barcelona. Earn up to 15 credits through a variety...
    29 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Study in Granada, Spain with AIFS
    Spain
    Spend a semester or academic year in the charming and captivating city of Granada, Spain. Earn up to 15 credits through...
    23 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • AIFS Students in Italy
    Italy
    Spend a semester or year in the vibrant and historic city of Rome. Earn up to 19 credits studying at Richmond. Courses are...
    22 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Stellenbosch University Campus
    South Africa
    Spend a semester or year in the captivating city of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Earn up to 15 credits through a variety of...
    19 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Plaza Mayor at Night
    Spain
    Spend a semester or year studying in the picturesque city of Salamanca. Earn up to 15 credits at the University of Salamanca...
    19 reviews
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  • The Old Town
    Czech Republic
    Spend a semester or year in the picturesque city of Prague. Earn up to 18 credits through a variety of courses studying at...
    17 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Study in Limerick with AIFS
    Ireland
    Spend a semester or academic year in the charming city of Limerick, Ireland. Earn up to 15 credits through a variety of...
    17 reviews
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  • AIFS Students in Cannes
    France
    Earn up to 18 credits through a wide variety of courses studying in the beautiful city of Cannes. Study French language, art...
    13 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Study Abroad in Costa Rica with AIFS
    Costa Rica
    Earn up to 23 credits through a wide variety of courses at Veritas University in San Jose, the lively capital of Costa Rica...
    12 reviews
    Alumni Interviews
    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Study in Grenoble
    France
    Spend a semester or academic year in the idyllic city of Grenoble, France. Earn up to 16 credits studying at the University...
    11 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • AIFS students standing in front of Catherine's Palace
    Russia
    Spend a semester or year in the cosmopolitan and culturally rich city of St. Petersburg, Russia. Earn up to 18 credits...
    10 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • France
    Spend a semester or academic year in the incomparable city of Paris. Earn up to 16 credits through a variety of courses...
    10 reviews
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Program Reviews

  • Pilar
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Westfield, NJ
    Seton Hall University
    10/10
    A Dream Come True
    04/26/2016

    I had never been to France before my semester abroad. I chose Grenoble, France because I wanted to live in a city which was not so much touristic. I wanted to experience unknown culture, learn a new language, and live somewhere which I knew no one. AIFS provided me the opportunity to meet international students and keep in contact with them after my return home!
    Studying in France enabled me to develop a close relationship with my host mom and also explore Europe. Every free weekend and break I had, I hopped on plane and train and went on a trip. I traveled to 13 countries and 36 cities during my time abroad. It was the most rewarding and unforgettable experience of my life.

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    Grenoble, France
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  • Nicole
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Springfield, Missouri
    Missouri State University
    10/10
    There's a whole other world that I love.
    04/26/2016

    This program was perfect for me. It was four weeks in the summer of 2014 when I went, and it was perfect because that didn't interfere with any of my classes during the year. The class that I took was called "Land in the City, Green in the City," and it explored all the ways that Berlin incorporates plants, trees and other greenery into the city. We spent maybe one day a week actually in class and the rest was spent exploring the various forests, parks, rooftop gardens, university greenhouses, and buildings with greenery inside or on the outside of the building. The rest of the time was spent exploring the city and pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. I wouldn't have had so many delicious meals if I hadn't pushed myself. We also had excursions planned for three of the four weekends. We went to Potsdam, Dresden, and Prague in the Czech Republic. Our director was also super helpful with planning any additional trips, or even just to find the best food around. Leaving Berlin was just as hard as leaving my hometown to go to Berlin. More than anything, I feel like I left a piece of my heart there and I want to go back and visit very soon.

    Photos:
    Street performers in the middle of the city
    A palace in Tierpark, the zoo next to our apartments
    Friends in Prague
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  • Megan
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Xavier University of Ohio
    10/10
    Ireland Adventures
    04/21/2016

    The best experience I had while in Ireland was joining the University of Limerick's Skydiving Club. It was there that I met some of my best friends. I still am in contact with many of them and could not imagine my experience without them. Not only was joining a club great for socializing, but I also made three solo jumps. I never would have thought I would jump out of a plane in Ireland, but it was three of the best moments of my life. Studying abroad is all about trying something new and finding things you love. My new loves are Ireland, travelling, and skydiving.

    How could this program be improved?

    The housing would have been better if it had wifi.

    Photos:
    My now best friend and I before our first jump.
    St. John's Castle, Limerick City
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  • Eric
    Age: 19-24
    Male
    New Hartford, Connecticut
    University of Louisville
    9/10
    AIFS Barcelona Study Abroad
    04/11/2016

    I loved being able to study abraod here in Barcelona. I feel it was important to stay and experience Barcelona as much as you can, but also to travel and experience the different cultures throughout Europe and the rest of the world. My favorite city that I was able to visit abroad, other than Barcelona, was Lyon, France. Lyon was an amazing city to see first hand, and see the French culture there. It was an amazing experience overall to say the least!

    How could this program be improved?

    Try to find additional ways to allow studtent from both UPF and UAB to meet each other throughout the semester.

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  • Max
    Age: 19-24
    Male
    Los Angeles, California
    California Lutheran University
    10/10
    Friendship abroad
    04/11/2016

    It is hard to think of one speciofic story as the whole experience was a great story. I would have to say that the most memorable was not exactly what I did but rather who i did it with. I was lucky to experience great friends through the program, school, and abroad in general. I did not realize the strong connections and friendships i would make swtudying abroad. It is sad to think that I will not be able to share experiences with the same group of people again. It was unforgettable and hope to keep in touch with the people I have met abroad.

    How could this program be improved?

    More Food!

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