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.
1. Volunteer at a Study Abroad Fair
Fairs are offered at many schools in the fall from August to November and in spring semester from January to April. The fairs are anywhere from 2-5 hours long, and you can help for a portion of that time or the full event. Students typically have questions on what your experience was like, and you would be joined by an AIFS representative for the event. If you would like to help, simply submit your information below and we will be in touch to confirm with more details on when and where the event will take place.
2. Volunteer as an Alumni Advocate
Do you want to share your study abroad experiences with other students either on campus or online? Join our team of AIFS Alumni Advocates! This volunteer program allows you to work within your schedule; whether you are only available to attend a single study abroad fair during the semester or you’ve got the time to plan a different event each month, we would love to have your help! Currently less than 10% of the US college population studies abroad, so there is a lot of room for growth.
3. Apply to be an Alumni Ambassador
Do you want to share your study abroad experiences with other students either on campus or online? Do you want to do more? The AIFS Alumni Ambassador program is a para-professional development program designed to allow a limited number of exceptional AIFS alumni the opportunity to promote studying abroad on their campus, develop skills relevant to their career aspirations, and share their experience with interested students. Currently less than 10% of the US college population studies abroad, so there is a lot of room for growth. As an Alumni Ambassador, your primary responsibility is to help spread the word about studying abroad at your university.
Send us your photos!
We are always on the lookout for great photos to use on our website, in our catalogs, and on social media. Help show prospective students what studying abroad with AIFS is really like! Email your photos to email@example.com.
Submit your photos to our “Capture the Culture” contest!
This is a great opportunity to see your photos shared with a wider audience and allow students insight into the locations they are considering. For contest rules and prize information, click here.
Write a review article!
Students interested in going abroad often want to hear firsthand what your experience was like. One of the easiest ways to share your experience with a larger audience is to complete a review of your program. This is an excellent opportunity for you to reflect on your experience and can be used as a writing sample when applying for jobs or grad school. Read this article for tips on how to write an objective, useful review and then visit the three sites below to share your experience:
Be a featured alumni in our newsletter!
Has your study abroad experience had a major impact on your life? We want to hear about it! We are always looking for alumni to profile in our quarterly newsletter, Full Circle. If you would like to be featured, simply let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will give you more information.
Stay connected to AIFS! If you are not currently receiving our alumni newsletter or have recently changed your address, update your information on file.
To request copies of your transcript, click here.
For many of our alumni, study abroad is just the first of many international experiences! If you're already interested in going abroad again, AIFS has resources that may be helpful to you as you investigate your options.
There are many ways to stay in touch with AIFS!