AIFS Study Abroad
96% Rating
(416 Reviews)

AIFS Study Abroad

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 and/or in foreign languages from beginner to advanced levels, so you don’t even need to know a foreign language to have the opportunity to study abroad.

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Alexa
Female
21 years old
United States
Victoria University of Wellington

I never wanted to leave!

10/10

My experience at VUW was incredible. The students and staff were so helpful and welcoming. Whenever I had a question I did not hesitate to reach out to anyone. Before going abroad I was terrified of graduating college and entering "the real world" but in New Zealand, I learned that the world has so much to offer and I am ready to see what it has for me. I am encouraged to continue my post grad schooling in New Zealand after my time abroad. I learned so much in my courses at VUW, a couple of projects I completed while there are listed on my resume because I felt like my education had been so thoroughly enriched by them. I am a more mature and worldly individual today because of my time in NZ. I was a part of the tramping club which was always so much fun. AIFS always was there every step of the way and the program gave me a group of friends that I will be friends with for the rest of my life. I have done so much at my home University to advertise AIFS, they are the way to go! We did so much together and really made a life in NZ. I am so ready to return as soon as possible. My favorite memories were road tripping around the entire country, hiking everything we could and going to the street markets and walking around Wellington, taking in every bit of the culture and character of the city that I could.

How can this program be improved?

Keep the program small, it makes it much easier to build relationships with all the students as one big group rather than small groups.

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Mikayla
Female
21 years old
United States
Western Washington University

Take Me Back

10/10

Plain and simple: My semester abroad was the best thing to ever happen to me, and that largely had to do with AIFS. London is an amazing city, and you would have a great time no matter what, but the AIFS program puts you right in the middle of Kensington, the nicest and safest borough in London, in an international university where you get to meet people from all over the world and truly immerse yourself in the diversity London has to offer. This was HUGE for me, and I know my time there wouldn’t have been the same if I wasn’t in that location. Our resident directors were also a really important part of the trip. I have barely left the country, let alone flown on a plane by myself, before I studied abroad. It was really important to me that I had support overseas if I needed it. My RDs had an open-door policy and had awesome relationships with everyone at Richmond, but especially the study abroad students. I grew really independent when I went to London, but it was nice to know that I had people to help me if I was feeling homesick, needed to go to the doctor, or whatever. (Thankfully neither were too big of an issue.) It was also a really nice aspect that AIFS’ program is all-inclusive. There is one fee that includes EVERYTHING, and then an optional flight package for another small fee. I personally don’t have financial aid, so having everything all in one place and then all of the scholarships AIFS offers on top of that was a huge help, as well. I look back on my program and only have good memories. I wish I could go back every day!

Kate
Female

Why You NEED To Study Abroad in Greece

10/10

I absolutely loved my experience with AIFS Study Abroad: January Term in Athens, Greece. The staff is very supportive and responds to emails and calls almost always within a day. The website is very easy to handle and the forms I needed were easy to get. My class professor was awesome! He kept our class schedule on track for our three week program and was very well informed on the subject he taught. As our classroom was predominantly outside, he stayed aware of the weather and made adjusted plans according to that. The city of Athens is absolutely beautiful, even in the heart of winter weather. The population of the city is also very friendly and willing to help lost travelers. Words cannot describe my awesome experience in Greece.

How can this program be improved?

Better roommate survey connections. I was not matched well with my roommates.

Program Listings

United Kingdom

AIFS Study Abroad
Study in London and earn up to 15 credits with courses in art, business, economics, history, psychology and more at Richmond,...

Italy

AIFS Study Abroad
Earn up to 16 credits studying in beautiful, historic Florence. Students choose from a wide array of courses in humanities, b...

Spain

AIFS Study Abroad
Spend a semester or academic year in the modern and cosmopolitan city of Barcelona. Earn up to 15 credits through a variety o...

Austria

AIFS Study Abroad
Earn up to 17 credits through a wide variety of courses studying at the world-renowned University of Salzburg. This program i...

Spain

AIFS Study Abroad
Spend a semester or academic year in the charming and captivating city of Granada, Spain. Courses are taught in English or Sp...

Czech Republic

AIFS Study Abroad
Spend a semester or year in the picturesque city of Prague. Earn up to 18 credits through a variety of courses studying at Ch...

Italy

AIFS Study Abroad
Spend a semester or year in the vibrant and historic city of Rome. Earn up to 19 credits studying at Richmond. Courses are ta...

Spain

AIFS Study Abroad
Spend a semester or year studying in the picturesque city of Salamanca. Earn up to 15 credits at the University of Salamanca....

South Africa

AIFS Study Abroad
Spend a semester or year in the captivating city of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Earn up to 15 credits through a variety of co...

Ireland

AIFS Study Abroad
Spend a semester or academic year in the charming city of Limerick, Ireland. Earn up to 15 credits through a variety of cours...

France

AIFS Study Abroad
Earn up to 18 credits through a wide variety of courses studying in the beautiful city of Cannes. Study French language, art...

Costa Rica

AIFS Study Abroad
Earn up to 23 credits through a wide variety of courses at Veritas University in San Jose, the lively capital of Costa Rica....

France

AIFS Study Abroad
Spend a semester or academic year in the idyllic city of Grenoble, France. Earn up to 18 credits studying at the University o...

Switzerland

AIFS Study Abroad
If you can’t decide on one location to study in this summer, maybe you’d like to go to seven! Spend 4 weeks studying European...

France

AIFS Study Abroad
Spend a semester or academic year in the incomparable city of Paris. Earn up to 16 credits through a variety of courses takin...