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Updates From Summer Students Abroad

Updates From Summer Students Abroad

Our summer programs are in full swing and our student bloggers are keeping us up to date on what’s going on all around the globe. Check out the Student section of our blog and browse posts from all of our excellent student bloggers, from Costa…

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Summer in St. Petersburg, Russia

Summer in St. Petersburg, Russia

Peterhof Palace When we receive the newsletters from our overseas offices it 1) makes us wish we were abroad with all of our students and 2) provides us with a lot of useful information about the program to share. Why spend the summer in Russia?…

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Resident Director Spotlight: AIFS in Grenoble

Resident Director Spotlight: AIFS in Grenoble

Miranda, left, with students   Miranda Rea has been our Resident Director in Grenoble for over 20 years(!) so we thought we would ask her a few questions about French culture, study abroad, and why Grenoble is such a unique (and underrated) place to study….

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Upcoming Webinar: Marketing Your International Experience

Upcoming Webinar: Marketing Your International Experience

Don’t miss out our Alumni Webinar next week: Marketing Your International Experience. Available on both Monday (June 22nd) and Tuesday (June 23rd), register to find out how you can use your study abroad experience in your resume, a job interview and more: Marketing Your International…

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Study Abroad: Finally, Parents Are Now Part of the Picture

Study Abroad: Finally, Parents Are Now Part of the Picture

The Exchange Mom Blog is a great resource for students, their families and host families. Why? The exchange mom (more like exchange family) has hosted dozens of students, coordinated exchange programs in the area, and sent her own kids to study abroad a continent away. So…

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AIFS Regional Directors Go Abroad This Summer

AIFS Regional Directors Go Abroad This Summer

Regional Directors Maura, Jessi and Michelle will travel to Europe this summer to work on AIFS programs as Assistant Resident Directors. In this capacity they will have an opportunity to experience all aspects of the programs and interact with students daily in Prague, Granada and London,…

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FEA Scholar Nick Talks About Prague

FEA Scholar Nick Talks About Prague

Nick studied abroad with us in Prague last fall, and as a Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholar, he documented his experience there. Watch what he has to say about how study abroad impacted him, and a  nice shout out to the AIFS staff  here…

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How Study Abroad Supports Graduate Employability

How Study Abroad Supports Graduate Employability

Martin Tillman, President of Global Career Compass, writes about the impact of education abroad experiences on student career development. For the 2015 NAFSA Conference, he wrote a piece about how employers value the skills learned during study abroad, and how universities can better align career services…

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Congrats to our Spring Alumni Advocate Winner!

Congrats to our Spring Alumni Advocate Winner!

Congratulations AIFS Summer 2014 Rome alumna Ashley for being the winner of the Spring AIFS Alumni Advocate drawing! Ashley helped promote study abroad as an Alumni Advocate and will receive a $500 travel voucher. Each semester we do a drawing to select a winner from our…

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Host an Exchange Student!

Host an Exchange Student!

A Host Family visiting their former student in Germany   Academic Year in America (AYA) a non-profit and sister program of AIFS that places high-school exchange students all over the country. Just like study abroad, students live with host families to get the real experience of…

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