AIFS Study Abroad is a division of the American Insititute For Foreign Study (AIFS). Founded in 1964, the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) is one of the oldest, largest and most respected cultural exchange organizations in the world. With global offices in 15 countries, we organize cultural exchange programs for more than 50,000 participants each year.
AIFS abides by Program Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.
We bring the world together ®
To provide the highest quality educational and cultural exchange programs to enrich the lives of young people throughout the world.
Values we are committed to:
- Excellence in programs, operations, people
- Respect and understanding of different cultures
- Exceptional caring support for our program participants to ensure their safety and well being
- Honest, equitable and non-discriminatory treatment of program participants, partners and employees
- Technological innovation
- Teamwork and collaboration both within the organization and with partners
- Encouragement of employee initiative and professional development
- Responsible financial stewardship
AIFS Study Abroad is the leader in summer, semester and academic year college study abroad programs. Every year nearly 6,000 U.S. undergraduates choose to study with AIFS at one of our 24 international campus locations or on our customized faculty-led study abroad programs.
Other AIFS programs include: au pair placement, camp counselors and staff, gifted education, high school study/travel and insurance services. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students and teachers have participated in AIFS programs worldwide. For more information visit www.aifs.com.