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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Study Abroad Alums

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Study Abroad Alums

Alumni Ambassador Rachel has been sharing some of her post-study abroad advice with us this year. January may be long over, but that means it’s time to check out how you’re doing on your New Year’s Resolutions! Since you can’t walk the cobblestone streets of…

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Cultural Activities in Florence

Cultural Activities in Florence

What’s going on in Florence right now? We just got the April Newsletter from Florence and there’s something unique, fun and interesting going on pretty much every day of the week! What’s on the schedule for the next few weeks? Here’s just a sample: Tuesday…

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Europe’s 6 Best Beaches

Europe’s 6 Best Beaches

Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia, Greece   Thrillist recently came out with their list of Europe’s 6 Best Beaches, and they are all spectacular. Since summer is coming up (woohoo!) here are a list of the best places to study abroad to visit each beach. 1. Platja de…

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Scholarship and Fall Deadlines!

Scholarship and Fall Deadlines!

If you’re thinking about studying abroad next fall don’t miss out the April 15th scholarship deadline! Some fall program deadlines are the 15th as well: Argentina Study intensive Spanish, business, history, literature, sociology and more. With excursions to Uruguay and Iguazu Falls, you will see…

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6 Ways Studying Abroad Will Change You Forever

6 Ways Studying Abroad Will Change You Forever

Like many before her, our Alumni Ambassador Rachel studied abroad in Rome and it ruined her for life. Here she shares with us the ways study abroad changes your life forever. ~ Coming home after an amazing study abroad experience can be incredibly difficult. You…

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Who Needs Maps?

Who Needs Maps?

Jack and Jenn created the blog Who Needs Maps to write about their travels and inspire others to get out and see the world. But what sparked their wanderlust? Study abroad of course! We received this message from them on our Facebook page: Hi, we are…

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Paris Program Options

Paris Program Options

AIFS offers a wide range of program options for students interested in studying in Paris. With two different schools, courses in French and English, and program lengths ranging from 3 weeks to 4 months, we have something for everyone. Our Paris programs allow students the flexibility to…

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Poisson D’Avril: April Fool’s Day in France

Poisson D’Avril: April Fool’s Day in France

Alumni Ambassador Adrienne studied in Grenoble, France and shared her story about April Fool’s Day (poisson d’avril!) abroad. What exactly is it and how is it different from our version? Read on: Just like in the United States, everyone needs to be careful when April…

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New Business Courses in Barcelona

New Business Courses in Barcelona

Starting fall 2015, AIFS is offering new business courses in Barcelona, Spain. Founded in 1990, Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is a young, modern, public university. It is the highest ranked university in Spain, and the 15th in Europe according to U-multirank, the ranking system developed by the…

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Getting Lost Abroad: This is What Dreams are Made Of?

Getting Lost Abroad: This is What Dreams are Made Of?

Alumni Ambassador Megan studied abroad in Florence and took a trip to Rome as part of her program. She shared her story with us about getting lost abroad and what she learned from it. Was she confused for an Italian pop star? Not quite, but…

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