Last Updated on June 9, 2023 by AIFS Abroad
What are your plans over winter break? What if I told you that the adventure of a lifetime was easily within your reach? You could be sitting under the Eiffel Tower in Paris, island-hopping in the Galápagos, or splitting days between sandy Mediterranean beaches and snow-covered slopes in Spain—and much more!
Tucked neatly between your Fall and Spring semesters, AIFS January term programs provide inclusive options to study abroad and earn college credit—in destinations sure to be on your bucket list. And good news! It’s not too late to apply. Just get your application in by October, and the next time someone asks you what your plans are for winter break, you’ll have the best answer: studying abroad with AIFS!
Here are the top five reasons you don’t want to miss trying a J-Term study abroad program.
1. Tuition and transcripts are provided by outstanding universities.
Whether you choose to study literature at Trinity College Dublin or explore fashion and fine arts at the Sorbonne in Paris, AIFS Study Abroad facilitates academic credit transfer with exceptional programs and affiliations with overseas colleges and universities.
2. Excellent student housing is included in the program fee.
AIFS arranges the best accommodations for students including homestay, apartment, hotel and residence hall options depending on the location. Picture yourself spending three weeks living in a student residence in the thrilling heart of London or living in a homestay with a Costa Rican family for a true sense of life and culture in San José.
3. Meal plans are included in many program options.
Exploring a region’s food is a fun and exciting way to get to know the culture. Whether it’s home-cooked meals from your host family or restaurant vouchers in Italy, many AIFS Abroad study abroad programs include some type of meal plan to help offset the costs of your adventures abroad.
4. Our fees include built-in social and cultural activities, excursions and field trips.
A wonderful part of studying abroad is exploring the landmarks, history, culture and landscape of your destination. With AIFS, your academic course of study is complemented with outings and activities planned to help you squeeze every drop of travel enrichment—and fun—out of your J-Term abroad.
5. Comprehensive insurance and 24/7 emergency support are provided at no additional cost.
For your health and safety, AIFS takes the planning and worry out of the equation with insurance and support which we hope you will never require but will make all the difference if you do. Our students enjoy worry-free travel with industry-leading emergency assistance—for those just-in-case scenarios—because you shouldn’t have to stress about getting sick or an emergency situation putting a huge damper on your study abroad plans.
On top of all of these included features, AIFS students receive support services before, during and after their course of study to help with financial aid transfer, academics, visa assistance, on-site guidance, career preparation and more. Students may also opt for an AIFS Flight Package to coordinate round-trip flights and airport transfers with their choice of study abroad locations. Available for an additional fee, most students select an AIFS Flight Package for added convenience and peace of mind.