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Getting Lost Abroad: This is What Dreams are Made Of?

Getting Lost Abroad: This is What Dreams are Made Of?

Alumni Ambassador Megan studied abroad in Florence and took a trip to Rome as part of her program. She shared her story with us about getting lost abroad and what she learned from it. Was she confused for an Italian pop star? Not quite, but…

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#StudyAbroadBecause It Brings the World Together!

#StudyAbroadBecause It Brings the World Together!

Our Alumni Ambassador Michelle recently did an interview with Wandering Educators, a global community of educators sharing their travel experiences. There, she shared her story and her advice to prospective students and travelers:  ~ Ciao! Michelle Wass is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh…

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Summer Deadline Extended!

Summer Deadline Extended!

Good news: the summer deadline has been extended to April 1st! Where will you go? Check our website for availability (some programs are closed or waitlisted!) Trying to decide where to go? Use our program finder, search by course, or head over to our blog to…

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The Truth of St. Patrick’s Day

The Truth of St. Patrick’s Day

Andrea is one of our excellent Alumni Ambassadors and, since she studied in Limerick, our resident Ireland expert. What’s St. Patrick’s Day really about? And what do the Irish think about it? Read on:  ~ Walking into the grocery store last week I was bombarded…

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Alumni Ambassador Application Now Open

Alumni Ambassador Application Now Open

The 2015-2016 application is now open! What is the alumni ambassador program? A para-professional development program designed to allow a limited number of exceptional AIFS alumni the opportunity to promote studying abroad on their campus, develop skills relevant to their career aspirations, and share their experience…

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Prague 101

Prague 101

Sarah studied abroad with us in Prague and she shared her experience and knowledge of the program with us to help prospective students get an idea of what it’s like to study in Prague. From the “campus” to the housing to American expectations versus European…

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Γεια σας from Greece!

Γεια σας from Greece!

Katarina is studying abroad with us in Greece and she shared some of her first impressions on Hawaii Pacific University’s study abroad blog. I have been in this beautiful country for over a month and I cannot believe how fast the time has flown by!…

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An Alumni Reflection

An Alumni Reflection

  Alumni Ambassador Demetrius studied abroad with us in Australia, and recently she lost her close friend and roommate from her time abroad. Demetrius shared a reflection with us about her time in Perth with Becky, and the impact she had on her: “Hey y’all!…

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It’s On! The AIFS Granada Alumni Reception

It’s On! The AIFS Granada Alumni Reception

AIFS Granada Alumni Reception Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 1-4 pm In honor of Paula Messina’s 25 years of service as Granada Resident Director and her return to the US, we are hosting an AIFS Granada alumni reception! This will be an excellent opportunity to…

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Spain on Instagram

Spain on Instagram

Adrienne is a student blogger studying with us in Granada this spring. In addition to her blog posts (which you can check out here) she has been sharing her experiences on Instagram with some amazing pictures. So what’s it like to study in Spain? Here…

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