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Study Abroad for 2015: J-TERM and Spring Semester

Study Abroad for 2015: J-TERM and Spring Semester

It’s back-to-school time, the best of times and the worst of times, and you have a lot going on. Still, if you are thinking about studying abroad this year, it’s best to plan early. Thinking about going abroad for the spring semester? You have until…

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Gilman Spring Scholarship Application is Open

Gilman Spring Scholarship Application is Open

The Gilman Scholarships are a great way to fund study abroad so if you are planning to go abroad this spring, the application is now open on their website. If you are studying a “critical need” language you could receive additional funding as well. And…

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Arts Internship in South Africa

Arts Internship in South Africa

The Ardmore Ceramic Art Studio in Kwazulu Natal is the most famous and largest ceramic studio in South Africa. Over 80 Zulu men and women sculpt and paint African shapes and forms, combining Zulu folklore and legends with rich colors and elaborate designs. Ardmore works…

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10 Tips for Immersing Yourself in the Culture

10 Tips for Immersing Yourself in the Culture

“Spending time in a foreign country can’t help but open your eyes to the wider world, especially different ways of doing the everyday things that are common across cultures.” In A Student Guide to Study Abroad the authors discuss how you can enhance your time…

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#tbt 1973

#tbt 1973

This week we welcomed our 2014/2015 Alumni Ambassadors for a few days of training and study abroad talk.  Our President and CEO Bill Gertz spoke to them about his first time out of the country and the impact it had on him, both personally and career-wise….

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Why Do a Gap Year?

Why Do a Gap Year?

Increasingly, students are opting to do a gap year abroad before college. Students can earn credit towards their degrees, learn a second language by being immersed for an entire year, and gain valuable life skills that might not be learned on a college campus. A…

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Blog For AIFS This Fall

Blog For AIFS This Fall

We are looking for our next round of AIFS student bloggers and we are looking for creative and social media savvy students! Are you interested in travel writing, blogging, photography or videography? This is a great opportunity to build your skills, receive feedback and add to…

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From Strangers to Sisters: A Study Abroad Reflection 13 Years Later

From Strangers to Sisters: A Study Abroad Reflection 13 Years Later

It was March of 2001. My new study abroad bestie Leslie and I were on a train to Budapest, during spring break from our program in Cannes. We were being met at the station by a distant family member and her daughter, who was our…

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Be A Global Scholar

Be A Global Scholar

As part of your semester abroad, AIFS offers the unique opportunity to earn a certificate by “integrating hands-on experience into their education and demonstrating that they are well prepared to lead, live, work and serve in diverse settings.” How will you benefit? Earn a certification…

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Updates From Our Summer Bloggers

Updates From Our Summer Bloggers

What are AIFS students up to this summer? Learning Russian, discovering Sherlock Holmes all over London, finding similarities between Costa Rica and Taiwan, and learning about realling seeing the city you are living in, even if it’s for a short time. A challenge of doing…

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