Faculty and Advisors

Affiliation & Partnerships

Affiliation with AIFS

The purpose of affiliation is to develop a cooperative relationship intended to promote and facilitate student participation in study abroad and to provide financial and advising support for students studying abroad.

AIFS currently has affiliation agreements with over 250 colleges and universities across the U.S. These agreements enable AIFS to work closely with these institutions to promote study abroad among their students, and are designed to facilitate the transfer of academic credit and application financial aid.

Benefits of Affiliation

Many of your students may already be attending programs through the American Institute For Foreign Study. By becoming an Affiliate, your institution will receive a variety of benefits to assist your office and students.

Add to your program offerings

Your institution can add overseas campuses to its curriculum without any investment of time or money and with no commitment of present or future resources.

Financial Benefits

AIFS will provide a fixed grant for each student participating in a semester or summer program. At the discretion of your institution, these funds will either be applied directly to your students’ AIFS program invoices, or paid to your institution for the administration of grants/scholarships or for other support services.

Advertising

Affiliates receive preference in the distribution of funds for the “Why Study Abroad” cooperative advertising program. Grants of up to $200 per year are awarded to promote international education.

Program Site Visits

All AIFS Affiliates are eligible to request to participate in limited-enrollment, scheduled site visits with costs covered by AIFS.

Special Billing Arrangements

AIFS will arrange for the invoicing of your students and/or your institution, designed to specifications you request.

Get Started: Become an AIFS Affiliate

Partnership with AIFS

If you are looking to develop a relationship, but not looking for a formal affiliation agreement, please contact Paul Watson at pwatson@aifs.com.