-Other students: So much diversity and everyone is generally very nice and friendly. I met people from many different places and walks of life.
-Library: The library was nice with lots of French textbooks and materials to enhance your studying experience.
-Cultural Outings: I did not go on the outings, but there were lots of planned social activities/cultural outings and movie screenings which many of my classmates enjoyed.
-Facilities: Housed in two old buildings. It is swelteringly hot in the summer because there is no AC. Smartboards in most of the classroom, but some of the classrooms have chalkboards. Acoustics were bad in some of the classrooms, which made the listening comprehension exercises difficult at times.
-Materials: I was not a big fan of the textbook that was used. It did not sufficiently explain the grammar points, but the teachers would supplement the textbook with other handouts and worksheets, which proved helpful.
-Admin: There were a few nice people working as admin that tried to help, but I found the majority were cranky, unhelpful, and misinformed. I had some problems with my classes (as did some of my classmates) and it was complicated to fix things.
-Teachers: Teachers are completely hit-or-miss!! In 4 months, I had a total of 6 teachers. I would say the majority were really good, but a small minority were really bad (well, 2 out of 6...)!! They were older teachers and had been at AF since the stone age. Their classes were not at all communicative and we spent the entire 4 hours listening to them talking. They gave new meaning to the word "tangent." Personally, I'm not paying 225 Euros/week to listen to someone talking for hours on end. I was really surprised that AF does not do more to ensure the consistency in quality of teaching by offering follow-up trainings, student surveys and observations.
I was at AF for a 4 month intensive (20 hr/week) course recently. Based on my experiences, I would not necessarily recommend it. It is OK for short courses with flexible timing (you can start at any time), but bad for longer courses since the student turnover was so high. The majority of the students only stayed for 2-4 weeks, which meant that the classes were constantly changing. Also, they don't seem to offer extensive staff or teacher follow-up training (though I'm not entirely sure), which means that the admin seem disorganized and misinformed while the teaching quality is not consistent (some outstanding teachers and some outstandingly bad teachers).
Many people have recommended the Sorbonne, so I plan to study there next time!