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Where Will You Go?

Where Will You Go?

Here at the office we are hard at work finishing up the 2015/2016 catalogs! We have some new programs we are excited about, new courses and lots of new information for students and schools. Request Your 2015 Catalog Here! So where will  you go? Now…

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SHERlocked in London

SHERlocked in London

For fans of BBC’s “Sherlock” that live outside of the U.K., London can seem like a mystical place, full of murder and mayhem. In reality, it’s nowhere near as dramatic, but visiting London can still give a thrill to the avid fan who wants to…

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Review Your Study Abroad Program (And Win!)

Review Your Study Abroad Program (And Win!)

Calling all alums! Did you have an amazing experience abroad? Do you want to encourage other students to study abroad? Help us by reviewing your program on GoAbroad.com. Just go to the link, select Study Abroad under program type, then the country, and then the…

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Guide to the San Fermín Festival

Guide to the San Fermín Festival

Every year more than one million people participate in the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain, made famous by Ernest Hemingway’s depiction of the running of the bulls in The Sun Also Rises. The week-long festival celebrated from July 7 to July 14 every year…

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My South African Family

My South African Family

  This is a family photo. It might not look like it, but believe me, it is. There isn’t much of a family resemblance among our members, but that doesn’t matter to us. I wish that everyone had a chance to know every single one…

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“Three Things Are Likely To Happen When You Study Abroad”

“Three Things Are Likely To Happen When You Study Abroad”

Mollie studied with us in Chile, and her professor gave her this advice at the beginning of her time there: “Three things are likely to happen when you study abroad- you gain weight, you get sick, or you fall in love.” “Personally, out of the…

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Spring Scholarships & Deadlines

Spring Scholarships & Deadlines

Next spring, you could be wandering along the Seine in Paris, learning to tango in Argentina, or admiring the stunning natural beauty of South Africa – among many other options! Whatever your interests, AIFS has the perfect program for you. Summer is a great time…

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Why South Africa?

Why South Africa?

Seth is abroad with us in South Africa, studying, exploring and blogging along the way. Most people choose a study abroad location based on the coursework, but not Seth. Why did he choose South Africa? Read on: ~ Before I came to South Africa, people…

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Russia: Expectation Vs Reality

Russia: Expectation Vs Reality

Eileen is abroad with us in Russia this summer, studying, exploring St. Petersburg and blogging along the way. Russia is a little further out of the comfort zone than London or Paris, so the advice she got was a little overwhelming. What is it really…

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A Quick Reality Check

A Quick Reality Check

Marley is abroad with us in London, studying, traveling and blogging along the way. What happens when the initial excitement about being abroad wears off? Read on: ~ I have been here for almost three weeks and I am starting to settle in. This, temporarily, is…

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