Welcome AIFS Alumni!
Whether you have just returned from an AIFS semester, summer, J-term, or faculty-led study abroad program, or you are an alumna or alumnus from past years, we would like to thank you for choosing AIFS. We hope that you will stay connected to AIFS by utilizing some of the resources we have available to you.
Share your study abroad experience on campus by joining one of two great new resume-building programs:
If you’re eager to share your study abroad experiences with other students either on-campus or online, including Facebook, LinkedIn, or our website, we invite you to join our AIFS Advocate team. We are seeking enthusiastic alumni to connect to other students and coach them on the significance of an international experience and how your individual experience on one of our programs enhanced your undergraduate studies. And for all your hard work, we want to reward you! For each promotional activity you complete, you will be entered to win a $500 Travel Voucher that will be awarded in both December and May. Click here for more details and to apply.
Alumni Ambassador Program
Are you interested in the Advocate program, but you’re looking to take it a step further? The AIFS Alumni Ambassador Program is the place for you! AIFS is looking for enthusiastic, driven, creative alumni to join our team. We are seeking AIFS returnees who are eager to spread the word not only about their study abroad experience, but about all AIFS Study Abroad opportunities. AIFS Alumni Ambassadors are the type of go-getters who are looking to expand their professional portfolio in order to better represent themselves in a competitive job market. As an Ambassador, you will take part in an exclusive training session that will help you acquire communication, business, and marketing skills, all while being able to share your personal, life-changing study abroad experiences with other potential students. At the successful completion of the program, each Alumni Ambassador will be awarded a $500 travel voucher. Click here for more details and to apply.
Already an Ambassador? Order AIFS materials here.
Upcoming Alumni Webinars
You know that studying abroad isn’t something everyone is willing to do, and that you learned a lot about another culture and about yourself. But are you ready to explain that knowledge and those skills that set you apart in that job interview? How do you offer real examples of the challenges you faced and the successes you had? Join this webinar to learn a simple process of crafting examples that will show potential employers that you are the one for the job.
Save the Date:
- Wednesday, December 3rd: 2:00 pm Eastern Time (1:00 pm Central, 12:00 pm Mountain, 11:00 am Pacific)
- Thursday, December 4th: 7:00 PM Eastern Time (6:00 pm Central, 5:00 pm Mountain, 4:00 pm Pacific)
AIFS Granada Alumni Reception
In honor of Paula Messina's 25 years of service and return to the US, we are considering putting together an AIFS Granada alumni reception! This would be an excellent opportunity to see Paula again and catch up with other Granada alumni, and we’d like to know if this event would be of interest to you.
The event would be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 1:00-4:00pm in Stamford, CT, and will consist of a short program with refreshments and time to reconnect with friends from your time in Spain. Attendees would be able to take advantage of Stamford's close proximity to New York City should they wish to extend their stay.
Please complete this survey to let us know if this event is of interest to you. We hope you are able to attend!
Watch Paula's video featuring what she will miss most about AIFS in Granada.
Additional Resources for AlFS Alumni
- Experiencing Reverse Culture Shock - Article for Alumni
- Join the AIFS Alumni and Friends group on LinkedIn!
- Like us on Facebook and Share Your Experiences with Others
- Read Full Circle, the new AIFS Alumni Newsletter
- Post-College Internship, Teaching, and Volunteer Programs
- Request a Transcript
- Photo Contests
- Update Your Contact Information
We would also like to invite you to share your pictures and stories with others. Email your stories and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.