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You Won’t Want to Miss January Term 2018—Here’s Why

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It’s that time of year again! We’ve just announced our January Term 2018 study abroad options. Like our Summer programs, these programs provide a cost-effective and efficient way to study abroad. With academic coursework at outstanding host institutions and culturally enriching activities in diverse destinations around the globe, spending your winter break with AIFS is a fun way to get ahead in school and life. Joining our already impressive roster of study abroad locations in 2018 are new offerings in Hyderabad, India and Maynooth, Ireland.

It may seem a bit early to start thinking about next January, but these programs tend to fill up quickly. You’ll want to plan ahead to make sure your passport is ready, your funds are in place and you’ve coordinated credit transfer details with your home university. Check out the following summaries and visit our website to learn more about any program that catches your interest!

Costa Rica

You Won't Want to Miss January Term 2018—Here's Why | AIFS Study AbroadSan José: Students interested in health care and medicine won’t want to miss this two-week opportunity to study health and human sciences in Costa Rica’s capital city. The U.N. has ranked this country’s public health system in the top 20 worldwide, and classroom studies are augmented by visits to places such as hospitals, clinics and specialist medical units operating under the nation’s universal health care system. Open to high school graduates and college undergraduates; the application deadline for this program is October 1.

Cuba

You Won't Want to Miss January Term 2018—Here's Why | AIFS Study AbroadHavana: After AIFS January Term in Cuba was named an Innovative New Program finalist at the GoAbroad Innovation Awards last year, it was a sure thing that we’d offer students the opportunity to study abroad in Cuba in 2018. This is a two-week option for students to study Spanish language and culture, while exploring the beautiful landscape, rich culture and unique architecture of a tropical island that has been largely off limits in recent history. Open to high school graduates and college students; the application deadline for this program is September 15.

Ecuador

You Won't Want to Miss January Term 2018—Here's Why | AIFS Study AbroadThe Galápagos Islands: This immersion in the legendary Galápagos Islands is a must for students looking for a firsthand chance to experience the diverse ecology and important conservation work in this region. You’ll spend two weeks studying environmental science with field excursions on Santa Cruz and San Cristóbal Islands and a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station. Open to high school graduates and college students; the application deadline for this program is September 15.

England

You Won't Want to Miss January Term 2018—Here's Why | AIFS Study AbroadLondon: History and literature buffs will jump at the chance to study abroad in jolly old England for three weeks next January. Explore this world center of politics, sports, culture and finance as you visit numerous historic landmarks and modern attractions such as a Harry Potter tour, the London Eye and sites from the 2012 Summer Olympics. Open to college students; the application deadline for this program is October 1.

France

You Won't Want to Miss January Term 2018—Here's Why | AIFS Study AbroadParis: Students have two options to choose from over three weeks in Paris next January. Select a course in fine arts at the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne studying Fashion in France 18th–21st Century or choose a course in art history at the Institut de Langue et de Culture Françaises studying Paris: World Capital of Arts and Architecture. Student life is enriched by the marvels of the world-famous City of Light, a visit to the Château of Versailles and an optional excursion to the Champagne region of France. Open to high school graduates and college students; the application deadline for this program is October 1.

Germany

You Won't Want to Miss January Term 2018—Here's Why | AIFS Study AbroadBerlin: Germany is rated the overall #1 country in the world by U.S. News & World Report, and Berlin continues to be a popular destination to study abroad. The history, culture and modernity of this capital city enrich the student experience. A broad array of classes is available in subject areas including culture, German language, history, law, music, politics, religion and social science. Open to college students; the application deadline for this program is September 15.

Greece

You Won't Want to Miss January Term 2018—Here's Why | AIFS Study AbroadAthens: Three weeks in the capital of Greece is a great way to get a dose of history along with an affordable slice of modern European life. Students in this program enjoy three weeks living and learning in the birthplace of democracy. Select from courses in archaeology, international business and history. Open to high school graduates and college students; the application deadline for this program is October 1.

India

You Won't Want to Miss January Term 2018—Here's Why | AIFS Study AbroadHyderabad: New in 2018! Home to more than 1.2 billion people with over sixteen official languages, the subcontinent of Asia provides an intoxicating cultural experience for the student abroad. India is the world’s largest democracy and an emerging global superpower.

Spend three weeks in the joint capital of the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for a rare opportunity to experience the confluence of Hindu and Muslim faiths and rich Indian culture, while simultaneously living in a modern, cosmopolitan city. Study history/social science in the course, Contemporary India. A day trip to Warangal and a six-day tour of the Golden Triangle are included. Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors; the application deadline for this program is October 1.

Ireland

You Won't Want to Miss January Term 2018—Here's Why | AIFS Study AbroadDublin: The architecture, people, history and culture of Ireland’s capital city provide an unforgettable backdrop for the opportunity to study Irish literature at the renowned Trinity College Dublin. In addition to exploring the unique vistas of Dublin, travel excursions such as a Game of Thrones tour and day trip to Wicklow and Glendalough help you take in the dramatic beauty of the Irish landscape. A visit to the Guinness Storehouse is also included as part of this extremely popular three-week program. Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors; the application deadline for this program is September 15.

You Won't Want to Miss January Term 2018—Here's Why | AIFS Study AbroadMaynooth: New in 2018! Spend three weeks in the beautiful, historic college town of Maynooth, just fifteen miles west of Dublin city center. Maynooth is Ireland’s only university town and a wonderful place to live and study. The campus combines old and new, with historic 18th and 19th century buildings alongside modern research and teaching facilities. Students enjoy the best of both worlds in this thriving market town with the striking Maynooth Castle at its heart.

Take a service learning course, Young People, Youth Culture and Youth Services in Ireland, studying at Maynooth University (the National University of Ireland, Maynooth). A two-day tour of Dublin and day trip to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher are included for a dynamic view of this island nation. Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors; the application deadline for this program is September 15.

Italy

You Won't Want to Miss January Term 2018—Here's Why | AIFS Study AbroadBrixen: With a 3-day ski pass and the history/anthropology course, Italian Food and Culture, a delicious adventure awaits you in the heart of the Italian Alps! From a comfortable residence in the heart of historic Brixen, you’ll have access to local ski areas in the Dolomite mountain range and study the regional gastronomic traditions of Italy. Enjoy visits to local producers and explore the beautiful piazzas and museums sampling the food and culture of this gorgeous region of Italy. Open to high school graduates and college students; the application deadline for this program is October 1.

You Won't Want to Miss January Term 2018—Here's Why | AIFS Study AbroadRome: Three weeks surrounded by historic landmarks and museums while living and learning in the Eternal City becomes a highlight of any college experience. Rome continues to be a popular destination for students interested in art history, Italian language and culture, religion and sociology. Enjoy sightseeing and social activities for a taste of the limitless cultural attractions of Rome, in addition to a day trip to Assisi and Trevi. Open to high school graduates and college students; the application deadline for this program is October 1.

Spain

You Won't Want to Miss January Term 2018—Here's Why | AIFS Study AbroadBarcelona: Spend your intersession studying Spanish art and culture or international business among the golden medieval buildings of incomparable Barcelona. The city boasts a rich cultural and artistic heritage along with a Mediterranean climate, perfect for studying over a two-week January term abroad. Witness the incredible legacy of Antoni Gaudí and enjoy a day trip to Montserrat and the beach resort of Sitges. Open to high school graduates and college students; the application deadline for this program is October 1.

You Won't Want to Miss January Term 2018—Here's Why | AIFS Study AbroadSalamanca: Students interested in Spanish language and culture will adore this opportunity to spend January term in a beautiful university city with gorgeous Cathedrals, museums and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Study at the highly regarded University of Salamanca with Spanish instruction at four levels, from elementary through superior. Numerous sightseeing and cultural activities as well as a two-day excursion to the capital city of Madrid are included. Open to high school graduates and college students; the application deadline for this program is October 1.

Find the January term program that’s right for you with AIFS Study Abroad.

Short-term study abroad options during your winter break with AIFS provide a win-win opportunity for many students. These programs are perfect to embellish your overseas experiences with an additional term abroad, and they are ideal when you want to study abroad but don’t have enough time or money to go for a full semester. With comprehensive program fees guaranteed in U.S. dollars, AIFS makes it easy to get the most out of your opportunity to study abroad.

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