Sometimes life can be simple: that’s why every year I have AIFS organize my study abroad program. I recruit students, I teach my class, and AIFS does everything else, and they always do it very well.
William Wrightson, American River College, CA
Why work at AIFS? I wanted to thank you for everything you did to make my time as a full-time employee at AIFS as amazing as it was. I learned a great deal from watching you lead the organization. Primarily, I learned that if you take care of people and make them feel special and valued, they will perform well and stay loyal. With this, I think anything is possible.
Emily Davis, former AIFS employee
Growing up with an au pair made me much more aware that there were cultures and societies other than mine. This had a significant impact on me specifically because I was exposed to foreign cultures at such a young age.
Ryan Comerford, age 21
Study abroad is not merely a life-changing experience for those who pursue it; as the world becomes smaller, it is essential that our citizens understand other nations. To maintain our global leadership, we must give our students greater international educational opportunities.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Today, America's national security and our competitive ability are increasingly dependent on our relations and understanding of the rest of the world. Educational exchanges with foreign countries and the study of foreign languages are essential to our cultural diplomacy and an excellent way for young people to gain valuable experience that will aid them throughout their lives.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Richard G. Lugar