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Cooking Class in Florence

Cooking Class in Florence

AIFS students in Florence have many activities to choose from, but the cooking classes are always the most popular. Why? Just check out these photos! On the menu for students at In Tavola? Caprese di Melanzane (Eggplant Caprese Salad) Potato Gnocchi in Ragu’ Bianco (a…

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The Story of Richmond

The Story of Richmond

Richmond had a great post on their facebook page about the history of the college and we wanted to share the story of Richmond’s history. Most students are acquainted with the Kensington campus, but 100 and 200 level courses are held at Richmond Hill where…

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FOMO: How to Fight the Fear of Missing Out

FOMO: How to Fight the Fear of Missing Out

FOMO: fōmō. noun. early 21st century. abbreviation of fear of missing out. Anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website Antonyms: YOLO FOMO: the new homesick. It’s nothing new, but with technology that allows…

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Holi: The Festival of Colors

Holi: The Festival of Colors

In India, the beginning of spring is celebrated with Holi, the festival of colors. Jacquelyn is studying abroad with us in Hyderabad and she sent us this update about how she celebrated with her friends and what she took away from her first Holi celebration. The hot…

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Best Travel Stories This Week

Best Travel Stories This Week

What’s going on in the world of travel and study abroad? We have the best stories from around the web right here. The best of our blog: Students Celebrate Holi in India Our Alum Gives You 4 Reasons to go to London in the Summer…

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Happy 125th Birthday, Eiffel Tower!

Happy 125th Birthday, Eiffel Tower!

La Tour Eiffel turns 125 today, so we thought we would share a few fun facts about one of the most iconic buildings in the world. 1. Completed in 1889, it was the tallest structure in the world until 1930 when the Chrysler Building was…

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4 Reasons to go to London in the Summer

4 Reasons to go to London in the Summer

Nupur, one of our Alumni Ambassadors, studied in London last summer and she tells you why you need to go! After spending a summer abroad in London, I cannot boast about the city enough.  People who have been there never want to leave, and people who haven’t always…

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Orientation in Cannes

Orientation in Cannes

Kellie studied in Paris with us last year and she took advantage of the optional orientation program in Cannes. Why was it her favorite class? Read on. Although I really loved all of the courses that I took in France, my favorite was the language…

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Masters Programs in London

Masters Programs in London

If you are thinking of doing a Master’s Degree, consider London. Whether you studied abroad and loved it, or never had the chance to do so in college, an international graduate degree offers many benefits. Richmond in London offers programs in MA Advertising and Public…

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AIFS Goes to Washington

AIFS Goes to Washington

What do we want? Study Abroad! When do we want it? Now! AIFS Campus Representative, Jessie, and two of our Alumni Ambassadors, Jennifer and Ben, participated in NAFSA Advocacy Day to talk to members of congress about the importance of study abroad, and increasing funding…

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