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An Alumni Engagement

An Alumni Engagement

We love hearing from our alumni, but we especially love alumni engagements. Brianna (Breezy) and Tyler studied abroad in Australia in 2011, and will be getting married next summer, the same week they met five years before. What made each of you decide to study…

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January Term in Dublin, Ireland

January Term in Dublin, Ireland

Why spend January in Dublin? It’s the perfect opportunity to spend your winter break earning credits and experiencing a new culture. And for some students who can’t go abroad during the rest of the year, it’s a chance to study abroad! Experience the charm and…

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South West Adventure Camping Trip

South West Adventure Camping Trip

Included in the AIFS Perth program are a range of cultural activities arranged by both AIFS and Murdoch University which focus on Perth and wider Western Australia. Such experiences outside of the classroom setting deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Australia and its…

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January Term in London

January Term in London

Why spend January in London? It’s the perfect opportunity to spend your winter break earning credits and experiencing a new culture. And for some students who can’t go abroad during the rest of the year, it’s a chance to study abroad! There are countless reasons…

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Housing in Russia FAQ’s

Housing in Russia FAQ’s

Russia is a little less familiar than many study abroad destinations in Europe, so students and parents often have detailed questions about just about everything! We asked AIFS St. Petersburg Resident Director Kathryn Alcock about the housing, meals, internet and more to give students an…

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The Beginnings of a Costa Rican Adventure

The Beginnings of a Costa Rican Adventure

Haley studied abroad with AIFS in Costa Rica this summer and shared some of her first impressions. Read on: Today was full of so much information that I am almost positive my brain reached maximum capacity. I arrived in San Jose two nights ago, and…

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New Academic Programs for 2016

New Academic Programs for 2016

We’ve added exciting new academic partnerships for 2016-2017 in Prague, Berlin, Barcelona and Buenos Aires. Starting spring 2016, AIFS will offer new academic programs in Barcelona and Buenos Aires, and a new semester study abroad program in Berlin, Germany. And starting fall 2016, AIFs will…

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Honoring Paula: the AIFS Granada Reception!

Honoring Paula: the AIFS Granada Reception!

To honor Paula’s more than 25 years of service with AIFS in Granada, and her return to the States, we held an AIFS Granada Alumni Reception on Saturday August 4th. With laughter, tears, speeches, food and dancing, we can safely say it was a success!…

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Q & A: Galápagos Program Professor Alex Hearn

Q & A: Galápagos Program Professor Alex Hearn

We are thrilled to be launching a new January Term Program in the Galápagos Islands this winter. Students begin in Quito, Ecuador, travel to the Galápagos, and finish their program on Santa Cruz Island with a visit to the Darwin Research Station. Universidad San Francisco de…

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New Scholarships for Spring 2016

New Scholarships for Spring 2016

Each year, AIFS awards more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants and financial support to deserving students and institutions. This year, we have added two new need-based scholarships to help send even more students abroad. Russel and Deborah Taylor Foundation Scholarship The Russel and Deborah Taylor…

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