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Founded in 1964, the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) is one of the oldest, largest and most respected cultural exchange organizations in the world. With global offices in 6 countries, we organize cultural exchange programs for more than 50,000 participants each year. Our programs include college study abroad, au pair placement, camp counselors and staff, gifted education, high school study/travel and insurance services. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students and teachers have participated in AIFS programs worldwide.

Press Releases

5/2014 – Press Release – AIFS
AIFS President and CEO Receives Honorary Doctorate

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'

2/2014 - Press Release - AIFS and Camp America
Camp America Releases Program Impact Assessment

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

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

4/2013 – Press Release – AIFS
Chairman of AIFS Releases Autobiography

2/2013 – Press Release – Richmond University
Scholarship to Richmond University in London Available for Veterans and their Dependents

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

4/2012 - Press Release - National Society for the Gifted & Talented (NSGT)
National Society for the Gifted and Talented to Offer Summer SAT Administration

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

2/2009 - Announcement - AIFS
AIFS Pays Tribute to Henry C. (Hank) Kahn, Former AIFS President

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

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News Articles

9/2015 – Connecticut Post
AIFS Named one of Connecticut’s Top Workplaces in 2015

10/2011 – Article – AIFS
AIFS Named One of the Top Places to Work in Connecticut

9/2011 – Article – AIFS
CEO William Gertz Goes Back to a Simpler Era of Travel

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

9/2010 - News - AIFS
Coalition Letter Urges President Obama to Ease Cuba Travel Restrictions

Media Contact:
Mike Liberty
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Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 399-5187

Quick Facts:

  • Every year, AIFS sends approximately 5,000 U.S. undergraduate students abroad to over 20 international campus locations worldwide.
  • Through Au Pair in America, au pairs from more than 60 countries with documented childcare experience live with American families for one to two years and provide childcare.