AIFS Study Abroad - Newsletter, January 2015
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Study Abroad in 2015
Maynooth Scholarship
Scholarships for 2015/16
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Goodbye Stellenbosch
A Florence Adventure

Make 2015 Your Year to Study Abroad

Happy New Year from AIFS! We hope that you will resolve to study abroad in 2015 – the year is full of possibilities. Whether you choose a summer or semester program, this could be your chance to immerse yourself in another culture by living and learning in another country.

With more than 20 international cities to choose from, including Paris, Istanbul, and Buenos Aires, we have the perfect program to suit your interests.

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Summer deadlines begin March 1st; fall deadlines begin April 1st.

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Questions? Contact an Admissions Advisor at 800.727.2437 or email

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Five $1,000 Scholarships Available for Maynooth Summer 2015

In Summer 2015, Maynooth University in Ireland is offering five $1,000 scholarships to students who study abroad on the AIFS program. Apply by March 1st to be considered for this special award!

A lively city on the outskirts of Dublin, Maynooth offers study abroad students a fantastic opportunity to learn about Irish culture and history. Courses range from Modern Irish Literature to Economics of the European Union.

On this program, all AIFS students visit London, Glendalough, Cork, and Killarney, while also exploring sights in and around Dublin, a cultural center and capital of Ireland.

Apply for the Maynooth Scholarship

Learn more about AIFS in Maynooth


Special Scholarship Opportunity for 2015/16

Deadline to apply: Friday, January 16, 2015.

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is offering approximately 40 scholarships of up to $10,000 for study abroad students during the 2015/16 academic year. Students who receive an FEA scholarship and attend an AIFS program will receive an additional $500 scholarship awarded by AIFS Study Abroad.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to fund your semester abroad! Applications must be submitted by the January 16th deadline.

Apply now on the FEA website

Learn more: AIFS Scholarships

Summer Scholarships & Grants

Summer Scholarships & Grants – Apply by March 1

Apply now for more than $600,000 in scholarships and grants available to AIFS students each year.

Submit your AIFS summer program and scholarship application materials by March 1st to be considered for a Generation Study Abroad Scholarship of $500 for summer programs.

Additional scholarships include:

AIFS also offers affiliate grants. To find out if your school offers an automatic AIFS Affiliate Grant of $200 or $400, log in to your AIFS account at

Learn more about AIFS Scholarships & Grants

Blog: A Student in Stellenbosch Says Goodbye

Blog: A Student in Stellenbosch Says Goodbye

Student blogger Aimee studied abroad in South Africa with us this past semester (check out all of her posts here), and for her final blog post, she reflected on her time in South Africa and what she has taken away from the experience:

In my last few hours in South Africa (I'm tearing up just writing that), I have so many emotions. I have come away from this experience with friends from all over the globe – both South Africans and other international students like myself....One would think that much of studying abroad is about the place you go, but I have found that so much of it is about the people. They are the ones you share the mind-blowing experiences with, who contribute the new perspectives in each conversation, and who you will be able to reminisce about the good 'ole days in South Africa with...

Read more: Goodbye Stellenbosch

Student Journal: A Florence Adventure

Student Journal: A Florence Adventure

Mary Janisch, a student at the University of St. Thomas who studied abroad in Florence last fall, had a wonderful experience with her host family, although she was nervous at first! Read on to see how she adjusted to Italian life.

It didn't hit me until the cab pulled out of the alley and left me alone in front of door number five. There I was, just me and my suitcase, staring at the doorbell. I took a deep breath and pressed the buzzer labeled Mazzucchelli Cozzi Emanuela.

When that door opened, I stepped into a whole new world. I walked into the middle of a foreign country, foreign culture, foreign language, and a foreign family. I would be lying if I said I wasn't intimidated. I was scared and very nervous. "What if I can't understand them? What if they can't understand me? Oh gosh, what if they don't like me? Do I eat with them? Do I watch TV with them? Can I go out at night? How am I going to ask any of these things when I can barely speak Italian?!"

Read more: Mary Janisch

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