Study Abroad with AIFS

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Study Abroad with AIFS

Founded in 1964, the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) has more than 45 years of experience in organizing study abroad programs. We have helped more than one million participants realize their dream of international education and cultural exchange.

Press Releases

4/2014 – Press Release – AIFS
AIFS Celebrates 50 Years as Leading Cultural Exchange and Educational Travel Organization

3/2014 – Press Release – AIFS
AIFS Joins 'Generation Study Abroad'

10/2013 – Press Release – AIFS
New IIE Book Offers Comprehensive Study Abroad Advice

5/2013 – Press Release – AIFS
Study Abroad is "Most Meaningful" College Experience For 85% of Participants

5/2013 – Press Release – AIFS
Study Abroad Leaders Create First-Ever Special Collection of Education Abroad Historical Materials

3/2013 – Press Release – AIFS
Study Abroad Organization Now Offering J-Term Programs

1/2013 – Press Release – AIFS
Fulbright Scholarships Available to Study at Globe Theater

6/2012 – Press Release – AIFS
Students Receive Fulbright Scholarship to Study with AIFS in London

2/2012 – Press Release – AIFS
Fulbright Scholarships Available to Study at Globe Theater in London

12/2011 – Press Release – AIFS
Study Abroad Leader Announces First Program in Cuba

12/2011 – Press Release – AIFS
New Book Explores Strategies to Develop International Academic Partnerships

5/2011 – Press Release – AIFS College Study Abroad
Leaders in International Education Release Study Abroad/Career Guide

4/2011 – Press Release – AIFS
A New Book Analyzes International Student Mobility Trends in Higher Education

10/2010 - Press Release - AIFS
AIFS and IERCEF Spearhead Initiative to Diversify Study Abroad

11/2010 - Press Release - AIFS
AIFS Releases Diversity Workshop Findings

9/2010 - Press Release - AIFS
Leaders in International Education Host Diversity Workshop

11/2009 - News - AIFS College Study Abroad
President Obama and AIFS Encourage More Students to Study Abroad in China

10/2009 - News - AIFS College Study Abroad
AIFS Study Abroad Doubles Scholarships for Students – More Than $600,000 Made Available to Eligible Applicants

9/2009 - News - AIFS College Study Abroad
Study Abroad Leader Invites Students and Parents to go to Prague with Jill

8/2009 - News - AIFS College Study Abroad
AIFS Sends Letters to Senators Supporting the Inclusion of the Paul Simon Study Abroad Act

6/2009 - News - AIFS College Study Abroad
AIFS Endorses NAFSA Letter to President Obama

5/2009 - Press Release - AIFS College Study Abroad
Institute of International Education and AIFS Foundation Release "Higher Education on the Move: New Developments in Global Mobility"

4/2009 - Press Release - AIFS College Study Abroad
New Scholarship Program to Help Increase Study Abroad Participation of African Americans

3/2009 - Press Release - AIFS College Study Abroad
Surging Dollar, Employability Boosts Summer Study Abroad Interest in UK, Europe

10/2008 - Press Release - AIFS College Study Abroad
$20,000 in Diversity Study Abroad Scholarships Offered for 2009

06/2008 - Press Release - AIFS Foundation
Institute of International Education and AIFS Foundation to Launch New Research Report Series

5/2008 - Press Release - AIFS College Study Abroad
$20,000 in Diversity Study Abroad Scholarships Offered for 2009

2/2008 - Announcement - AIFS
AIFS Pays Tribute to Robert J. Brennan, Former AIFS President and CEO

12/2007 - Press Release - AIFS College Study Abroad
New Diversity Summer Study Abroad Scholarship

08/2007 - Statement - AIFS Study Abroad
AIFS' Response to Study Abroad Inquiry

10/2006 - Press Release - AIFS College Study Abroad
$150K in Scholarships Available for Hispanic Students to Study Abroad

News Articles

2/2013 – Diplomatic Courier – Study Abroad
"Study Abroad Cultivates Global Leadership"

2/2012 – Boston Globe Article - 2/18/12 – Study Abroad
"Corporate Recruiters Value Study Abroad Experience"

3/2011 – IIE Networker Article – AIFS
"Diversity in International Education: The Time is Now"

11/2007 - News - AIFS Study Abroad
Two AIFS in Granada Alumnae Highlighted in "Diverse, Issues in Higher Education"

02/2007 - News - AIFS Study Abroad
The Lincoln Commission Forum on Study Abroad and Economic Competitveness

01/07/2007 - News - Study Abroad
The New York Times, NY
Lists: Study Abroad: Border Crossing

For additional information and/or images for editorial use, please contact Mike Liberty.

Media Contact:
Mike Liberty
1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 399-5187
mliberty@aifs.com

Program Contact:
Angela Paniccia
(800) 727-2437 ext. 5163
info@aifs.com

www.aifsabroad.com

Quick Facts:

  • Every year, AIFS sends about 5000 U.S. undergraduates abroad to one of our 23 international campus locations.
  • AIFS program fees are guaranteed in dollars.
  • Most AIFS campuses offer courses in English or in foreign languages from beginner to advanced levels, so students can study abroad regardless of their language training.
  • All programs include housing and a meal plan.  In many countries, students can also choose to live in a homestay, independently or in a residence hall.
  • AIFS awards more than $600,000 in scholarships and grants annually.