American Institute For Foreign Study
American Institute For Foreign Study Programs
Spend a semester or academic year in Barcelona with AIFS. Earn up to 15 credits studying at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). No previous Spanish language study...
Spend a semester or academic year in the picturesque city of Prague with AIFS. Earn up to 18 credits studying at Charles University. Courses are taught in English or Czech,...
Spend the summer in the picturesque city of Prague with AIFS. Earn up to 9 credits through a variety of courses studying at Charles University. Courses are taught in English...
Spend a semester or academic year in Barcelona with AIFS. Earn up to 15 credits studying at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). No previous Spanish language study is required. ...
Spend a semester or academic year in captivating Stellenbosch with AIFS. Earn up to 15 credits studying at the University of Stellenbosch. Courses are taught in English. Choose...
Paris has constantly led the list of the best student cities, and there is no wondering why. It offers some of the world’s premier higher education institutions amidst
Study abroad for a semester or academic year in the lively capital of San José with AIFS. Earn up to 23 credits through courses taught in English or Spanish at Veritas University,...
American Institute For Foreign Study Reviews
My semester in Viña del Mar, Chile
Submitted by Billy - Siena College | November 10, 2017
Synonyms of amazing: awesome, marvelous, incredible, wonderful. As I'm typing this review, none of these words seem to justify my semester abroad in Viña Del Mar, Chile. From the moment I looked at the AIFS website, I felt a strong sense of care and compassion. It was more than just trying to get me to commit to their program-everyone from AIFS from my financial aid officer to my admissions officer, really cared about me and my goals. Everyone was kind, energetic and prompt, especially with questions and concerns. Before I left, AIFS provided very detailed departure information, even calling me the day before I left to answer any questions. When I arrived, I was immediately greeted by my Residence Director in Chile, who was so eager to show me around the city and introduce me to my host family. My host family genuinely represented all that is hospitality and love. I grew such a strong connection to my host family, more than I ever could of expected. My host mom cooked 3 meals a day every day, and we always ate together for dinner, really making me feel as though I was a part of their family. Even now, having been home for 5 months, I talk to my host mom on WhatsApp every day. AIFS had so much included within the price, including a weekend excursion to Púcon, a city in the south of Chile. My Residence Director, Valeria, was so knowledgeable about all of the processes in Chile, and everything I needed to do. AIFS also gave me the opportunity to meet so many Chilean students, by taking classes directly with Chilean students. The professors at the university were so knowledgeable, sharing their unique experiences of traveling and working abroad. Overall, I met my best friends from my AIFS program in Chile, who are from all over the country, but who I've seen 4 times since we've been back. AIFS gives students the tools to make long-lasting friendships, while gaining cultural competence and a deep understanding and respect for other cultures, all in a comfortable setting. I highly recommend any AIFS program, but especially Chile. Please email me email@example.com with any questions!
My Semester in Barcelona, Spain
Submitted by McKenna - California Lutheran University | October 31, 2017
My semester abroad was one of the most positive experiences of my life. I went during the Spring semester of my junior year, which is a time that I highly recommend going. I think it is important to have a few semesters of college under your belt before you go abroad because I think it will make you feel better prepared to enter a completely new environment. Also, when you return to your home institution, you have time to go abroad again. AIFS made the entire experience so positive and memorable for several reasons. One of the things that has stuck with me the most is how supported I felt by the local AIFS staff while I was away. They were willing to help with anything, whether it was a recommendation for dinner or taking me to the doctor when I was sick. After speaking with prospective students at California Lutheran University, I often hear that they are most concerned about the cost of going abroad and their living situation while they are there. AIFS is affordable and able to work with students no matter what their financial situation is. The program offers clean, safe, and modern accommodations close to the university campuses in Barcelona and the social scene. Overall, I cannot say enough great things about AIFS and I highly encourage you to check out the numerous programs they offer. Even if you do not go through AIFS, I strongly feel that everyone should study abroad if they have the opportunity. It is an amazing experience that you will carry with you throughout the rest of your life.
Submitted by Salem Thompson - University of Texas at Arlington | October 25, 2017
This was a wonderful experience in a new country! I was able to live, eat, and breathe French.
I would have given all 10's but I had a massive issue with my assigned roommate. I was unable to leave the living situation all together and ended up living in another room with the same family. This lead to so many uncomfortable situations that could have been avoided if my program could have provided a new living situation when requested.
Otherwise, I got everything I dreamed of and more from my semester in Paris.
Study abroad is a must
Submitted by Sara Whitman - Hofstra University | October 19, 2017
Studying abroad in Australia was the best decision I ever made and I am glad I went through AIFS. AIFS was very receptive when it came to pre-departure information and class registration. I loved having an AIFS representative right on campus, who was super knowledgeable and friendly. She scheduled a few activities during the semester for us, which was included in the program. My favorite was the Brazilian Barbeque.
Perth is the perfect city for college students. It is small, yet has loads of eateries and nightlife options. King’s Park offers is nature retreat that gives a spectacular view of the city. I will never forget my first time there and seeing breathtaking Perth. Public transportation is clean, cheap and easy, especially when you register through a university to get a student discount. Perth is very close to the beach as well, so there are things to enjoy for all types of people. Although it is the most remote capital city in the world, I never felt at a loss of things to do.
Studying abroad is a must. If you are feeling skeptical, check out AIFS and see the programs they have to offer. I do not think you will be disappointed.
A year in Limerick
Submitted by Erika Farr - Augustana University | October 17, 2017
Studying abroad with AIFS in Limerick was the best decision I could have made. AIFS took care of my housing, fights, meal plans, and helped with anything administrative items. Between the cultural excursions and the AIFS staff on site that went above and beyond to make sure we were safe and having the best time possible. The cultural excursions to places like the Aran Islands, Cork, and the Killarney National Park allowed us to learn and experience deep history of the country. All of the AIFS students lived in the same village and made it easy to head to a similar face with any questions or to make your way into the city. The campus is along the River Shannon with wonderful walking/running paths that will take you to the city. The University itself is big and provides over 70 clubs or societies to get involved in and a wide variety of classes offered. The international office on campus provided support to me before, during, and after my time abroad. Limerick has less of a touristy feel to it and provides everything from the shops you will need to museums and castles to visit. I would highly suggest studying abroad in Limerick with AIFS as they truly know the country and provide support every step along the way.