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.
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.
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. Download the Special Billing Request Form.
Partnership with AIFS
If you are looking to develop a relationship, but not looking for a formal affiliation agreement, please contact Paul Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.