Study Abroad with AIFS

News and Media

Study Abroad with AIFS

Founded in 1964, the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) has more than 50 years of experience in organizing study abroad programs. We have helped more than 1.5 million participants realize their dream of international education and cultural exchange.

Press Releases

2/2016 – Press Release – AIFS Study Abroad
New Nationwide Campaign Urges People to Inspire Students to #GoStudyAbroad

5/2015 – Press Release – AIFS
International Education Leaders Release Study Abroad Guide for Parents

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

News Articles

10/2015 – Study International News – Study Abroad
"IIE Summit Prompts University Leaders to Make Study Abroad Relevant to Careers"

5/2015 – University World News – Study Abroad
"A First Guide to Study Abroad Aimed at Parents"

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"

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

Program Contact:
Angela Paniccia
(800) 727-2437 ext. 5163

Quick Facts:

  • Every year, AIFS sends approximately 5,000 U.S. undergraduate students abroad to over 20 international campus locations worldwide.
  • 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 $800,000 in scholarships and grants annually.