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Spring Break in South Africa

Spring Break in South Africa

Our student blogger, Aimee, is studying abroad in South Africa this semester. She just spent her spring break touring the Garden Route with other AIFS students. Read about the highlights of her trip and follow the rest of her adventures here. ~ The past week…

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5 Reasons to Go Abroad This Spring

5 Reasons to Go Abroad This Spring

With the first deadline right around the corner, now is the time to apply for a Spring 2015 study abroad program! Here are our top five reasons (among countless more) why you should study abroad this spring:  5. You’ll learn new things about yourself. Did you know that…

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New Summer Programs in Ireland

New Summer Programs in Ireland

Along with the standard summer courses offered by the University of Limerick, AIFS is offering new, major specific courses for the summer. Engineering:  Engineering 400/ME4000 (4.5) | Technical Communication for Engineers This course will develop non-technical skills that are very important to every engineer. Through…

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Check In With Our Fall Bloggers!

Check In With Our Fall Bloggers!

Our fall students are off to a great start to their semesters abroad! What are they up to? From India to Ireland, our fall bloggers are writing about their expectations, their first impressions and what they’ve learned so far. Mary Kate on Florence: Florence is…

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Student Travel Writing Contest

Student Travel Writing Contest

TransitionsAbroad.com is hosting its 15th annual Student Travel Writing Contest! All currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, students who have graduated within the past year or two, and students currently on leave from school are eligible to submit an essay/article. On their website you can…

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New: Maymester and September Programs

New: Maymester and September Programs

As students have more and more to pack into the school year, sometimes a short term study abroad program is the answer. And for many alumni, they take the opportunity to go abroad again for a short time! Along with our J-Term programs, in 2015…

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Let the Adventure Live On: A Reflection One Year Later

Let the Adventure Live On: A Reflection One Year Later

August 21, 2013: Sometime around noon I packed the last of my oversized duffle bags into the trunk of my car and prepared to leave for Logan Airport, where I would soon catch a plane that would bring me to the beginning of an unforgettable…

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AIFS Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

AIFS Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

We were challenged by our colleagues at Au Pair in America in London to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but some of the staff were a bit hesitant. Luckily, our President and CEO, Bill Gertz, was up for it and agreed to be doused…

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To All the Richmond Staff: Letter from an Alumna

To All the Richmond Staff: Letter from an Alumna

  To all the Richmond staff: Although this is a little late, I wanted to say thank you for everything. I hoped to wait until I could write with a clear perspective, without being too emotionally entangled and missing Italy, but I realize that who…

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Without Further Ado…Our New Website!

Without Further Ado…Our New Website!

What’s in store for 2015/2016? Glad you asked! Head over to our (newly redesigned) website to see our new and easier navigation, find out about new programs, and get even more information, photos and stories about study abroad. What’s new? New programs A semester program in…

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