Celebrating 60 Years of AIFS.

American Institute For Foreign Study

We bring the world together®

Providing Educational & Cultural Exchange Programs Since 1964


AIFS Abroad

Study Abroad and International Internship Programs

U.S. college students and recent grads can participate on over 200 programs, earning academic credit and work experience. Programs are held year-round all over the world.

Au Pair in America

The First International Live-in Child Care Program for U.S. Families

Qualified young women from all over the world come to the U.S. on an official J-1 Visa to learn about U.S. culture while providing quality, intercultural child care for U.S. families.

Academic Year in America (AYA)

High School International Exchange

High school students from over 60 countries come to the U.S. as exchange students and live with U.S. families for an academic year or semester. This program is organized by the American Institute For Foreign Study Foundation.

AIFS Study Abroad - Gap Year

AIFS offers a wide range of unique programs for high school seniors. Students can choose from several study abroad programs during the academic year and the summer. Why not get your first taste of college life on an international campus?


Exceptional Educational Travel for High School Students

Organizes educational group travel programs across the globe for teachers and high school students interested in an exceptional educational journey, not just an ordinary tour.

Camp America

International Staffing for U.S. Summer Camps

Young adults ages 18+ from all over the world travel to the U.S. during the summer on an official U.S. J-1 Visa to work as camp counselors and provide support functions.

Customized, Faculty-Led Study Abroad

Formal arrangements between educational institutions and AIFS Abroad in which AIFS Abroad provides logistical support, student services, classrooms, housing facilities & cultural activities at a location abroad, plus student medical and fee refund insurances and over $50 million of liability insurance for the U.S. college/university.

Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI)

Comprehensive Insurance Coverage for the International Education Market

Provides exceptional insurance policies for international students coming to the U.S. and American students studying abroad. CISI and its European affiliate, CareMed, provide insurance services for approximately 190,000 participants per year.

IEC Online GmbH

Founded in 2001, IEC is a leading university representative and educational consultant, recruiting students from Germany and Austria to study abroad at one of the IEC Partner Universities in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Spain, Singapore, Malaysia or China.

AIFS Professional Pathways

AIFS Professional Pathways provides J-1 visa sponsorship for individuals from around the globe pursuing intern- and traineeships at multi-sector companies across the United States. For eligible programs, this visa serves as temporary work authorization for full-time, on-the-job training for 3 weeks to 18 months.

AIFS Organizational affiliations