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.
  • 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...
    32 reviews
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  • 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.
  • 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...
    30 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...
    24 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.
  • 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...
    20 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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  • 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
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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 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

  • Latysha
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Southern California
    Howard University
    10/10
    Best Time of My Life
    05/20/2016

    The best experience of my life was going to Carnival in Stiges. It was something like no other. I can't even begin to explain how amazing it was. I don't even remember everything but it was still a party like no other. Also, I love all of the floats, music, dancers, etc. It was even more great because we got to dress up too. The perfect party atomsphere with amazing people. I wish could say more. Its just something that you have to experience yourself. A must go too!

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  • Mackenzie
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Austin, Texas
    University of Texas- Austin
    10/10
    Magical city and wonderful program!
    05/18/2016

    Going into my semester in Prague, I wasn't sure what to expect from a city and a country I was unfamiliar with, but in the end, I couldn't be happier to have had this experience. The city looks like it was taken out of a fairy tale and there's so much to see and explore. The school I studied at, Charles University, is one of the oldest in Europe and has a great program and so much history. It's also located in the center of Prague, so you can spend time in a historical cafe or the castle gardens before or after class. The program with AIFS only helps to make your experience better. They do a wonderful job of introducing the city and the culture to students and offer so many great activities ranging from a walk in a historical district or trip to the ballet to weekend excursions in other cities and countries. With a great program and a lovely and unique city like Prague, what's not to love?

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  • Megan
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Chicago, IL
    College of Charleston
    10/10
    Spring 2016 Prague
    05/18/2016

    I wanted to study abroad in a country that not many people have heard of, and not many are familiar with the Czech Republic. I love learning about architecture and Prague is the perfect place to study it, and I always had something new to look at. I have spent 4 months here and still run into new neighborhoods with very unique architecture every weekend. This city has been an amazing temporary home for me, and I got to explore smaller cities in the Czech Republic and outside the country as well. The excursions were incredible, and I am so glad I went through AIFS. I went on a few trips with friends, and had a great time getting to know different cultures. Overall it's been such a wonderful semester, and it will be difficult returning home!

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  • Zack
    Age: 19-24
    Male
    Cincinnati
    Ohio State University
    10/10
    Spring Semester 2016
    05/17/2016

    Prague is an incredible city that is centrally located in Europe. The staff and excursions were all excellent and willing to help out in any situation. The professors were all extremely accommodating to travel plans. The AIFS cultural activites each week were helpful in getting to learn more about the city. Volunteering at a local high school was also a great experience to lean more about Czech culture. It was a great semester, with even better people! jkhdjkfhj

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  • Julia
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Hazleton, PA
    Duquesne University
    10/10
    AIFS Maynooth, Ireland Summer Program
    05/14/2016

    My four weeks abroad in Maynooth, Ireland was full of craic. Ireland is the most peaceful and serene country I have ever had the pleasure of visiting thanks to AIFS. My trip took place during the summer of 2014, which was the first year of this program. Despite the lack of experience, the staff did an excellent job of accommodating students and making sure that everyone was enjoying themselves. Every week, there were different cultural excursions that allowed students to integrate themselves into this country's way of life. Some of my favorites included hurling and Irish dancing lessons, and taking a trip to a Riverdance show. Every weekend, there were optional excursions to different parts of the country, which was probably my favorite part of the trip because it was an organized way to see so many areas that tourists are not familiar with while also getting to popular tourist attractions.
    At first, I was a little nervous to go abroad by myself, but now I could not be happier with the fact that I went outside of my comfort zone because I made lasting friendships with people all over the world. Studying abroad is such a unique experience that the bonds you develop with others is special which makes it last. I still keep in touch with my friends from my trip!

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