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

  • 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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  • Paul Kl.
    Age: 19-24
    Male
    germany
    one of my best decisions ever!
    06/16/2015

    The headquarter of AIFS in Sydney was a great point to start from. I got great support for looking for a job, finding hostels and getting helpful tips for travelling. You can also book some trips in the office or just give a call and they will help you.
    Australia is a great country for living and travelling! Don't spend to much time in the cities. Get a car, find some mates to travel with and start your adventure! The north and north-west of OZ with all the national parks is really great to visit.
    Get your stuff and have a great time! Wish you all the best :)

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  • Jonathan
    Age: 19-24
    Male
    Heidenheim, Germany
    Farm Australia
    06/14/2015

    Was in Australia from Nov 14 to June 15. I worked mostly on farms and made good experience. Worked on different farms and made completely different experience. Had also a really good travel time and perfect support from the AIFS travel desk! Awesome Year!

    How could this program be improved?

    I think there are many things which works quite well, but more contacts to different farms and different types of jobs would be much more helpful.

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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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