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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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Le 67e Festival de Cannes

Le 67e Festival de Cannes

When you first visit the small Riviera town of Cannes, it seems impossible to imagine that the world’s most anticipated film festival takes place there every May. While obviously luxurious, the town has the feeling of a quiet Provencale beach village. However, quite suddenly, for…

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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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