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American Institute For Foreign Study

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Mike Liberty
American Institute For Foreign Study
River Plaza, 9 West Broad Street
Stamford, CT 06902-3788
(203) 399-5187

Study Abroad Leader Announces First Program in Cuba

STAMFORD, CT – December 22, 2011 – The American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) today announced the launch of their first study abroad program in Cuba, in association with Presbyterian College and the University of Havana.

AIFS, one of the oldest and most respected study abroad organizations in the world, will offer the new Cuba program beginning in the Fall of 2012. Students can earn 12 to 15 academic credits while studying and living at the University of Havana.

"We are delighted to be opening a program in Havana," states William L. Gertz, President and CEO of AIFS. "Cuba is a very unique country and AIFS is pleased to be the first study abroad organization to provide a semester long experience to college students."

Due to the overwhelming interest in studying abroad in Cuba over the years, AIFS anticipates spots filling up very quickly for the program's inaugural session that begins in late August 2012. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2012. Students can visit for more details and to apply.

The AIFS program in Cuba, sponsored by a collaborative effort of Presbyterian College and the University of Havana, stands apart from other study abroad opportunities in Cuba because of its unique pedagogical design and innovative curriculum. The program will focus on creating responsible global citizens by promoting an understanding of important historical and social realities that have led to inequalities and injustices throughout the world.

AIFS offers programs in Australia, Austria, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Spain and Turkey. All AIFS programs are comprehensive and include housing, meals, transcripts, insurance and a rich variety of built-in cultural activities and excursions. Additional scholarships and financial aid are also available.

To learn more about the new Cuba study abroad program, contact David Mauro at (800) 727-2437, ext. 5163 or email, or visit

About AIFS

As a leader in cultural exchange, AIFS sends more than 5,000 students abroad each year. Since its founding in 1964, AIFS has been committed to providing students with the safest, most enjoyable and highest quality educational programs. AIFS celebrates a proud history of providing opportunities to the international education community. Over 1.5 million people from nearly 1,500 colleges and universities have participated in AIFS programs.