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UGA Students Receive Generation Study Abroad Scholarship

UGA Students Receive Generation Study Abroad Scholarship

AIFS is proud to have joined the Institute for International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of students who study abroad. And we are proud to announce two of our Generation Study Abroad scholarship recipients! From the University of Georgia Office…

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Lessons From Abroad: 10 Travel Tips & 10 Days Left

Lessons From Abroad: 10 Travel Tips & 10 Days Left

Section of the Berlin Wall that read, “Time isn’t passing. It’s you passing.”  Student blogger Lauren wrote this with 10 days left in Ireland, and we love the advice and lessons she shared. Readon! I leave Europe in 10 days. The time has flown, as it…

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ACIS/AIFS Alumni Association

ACIS/AIFS Alumni Association

AIFS has had more than 1.5 million participants in 50 years, but we are more than just our college study abroad programs. From placing exchange students to programs for gifted students, it’s no wonder our motto is “we bring the world together.” Since 1978, ACIS…

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Review Your Study Abroad Program

Review Your Study Abroad Program

Andrea in Ireland during her study abroad program   Limerick, Ireland alumna Andrea recently reviewed her program on GoAbroad and we loved reading about her experience. Why should you review your program? Reviews help interested students learn more about our programs firsthand from someone who…

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Introducing Our Community Buzzfeed Page!

Introducing Our Community Buzzfeed Page!

We are pretty excited to announce the launch of our Community Buzzfeed Page! Not that we don’t love our blog, but this is just another fun way for us to share our content and encourage students to go abroad, one Buzzfeed list at a time!…

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Reflecting on Stellenbosch, South Africa

Reflecting on Stellenbosch, South Africa

We’ve been posting reflections from alumni on the blog recently to really highlight how important and impactful the experience can be. Katherine studied in Stellenbosch, South Africa in the fall of 2008 and sent this to the office in South Africa  upon her return. ~…

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La Mia Avventura

La Mia Avventura

Mary studied abroad with us in Florence this fall and she made the decision to live with a host family. Was she nervous? Yes. How was the experience? Read on: ~ It didn’t hit me until the cab pulled out of the alley and left…

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Coming Home

Coming Home

How did you feel when you came back from study abroad? It’s usually a lot of sadness, and a little excitement for the possibilities that now seem open to you. Victoria studied abroad with us in Salamanca, Spain in 2003 and wrote this upon her…

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An Irish Thanksgiving

An Irish Thanksgiving

Bunratty Castle What’s it like to be abroad for a big American holiday like Thanksgiving? Surprisingly wonderful. Alumni Ambassador Andrea studied in Limerick, Ireland and she shared her Irish Thanksgiving story with us:   The mere thought of spending an American holiday locked in a…

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Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight

Did study abroad have an exciting impact on your life? Maybe you got an amazing job you wouldn’t have thought to apply for, met your partner, decided to teach French, or made friendships that have lasted for years. Whatever it is, we want to hear…

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