AIFS Study Abroad - Newsletter, October 2014
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Spring '15 Deadlines
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10 Things I've Learned
New Limerick Options
AIFS on Instagram
Spring Break in Africa
2015/16 Catalogs

Spring 2015 Deadlines for All Programs: October 15th

Great news! The deadline for many Spring 2015 programs has been extended to October 15th. Don't let your favorite program fill up without you – Apply today!

AIFS has programs all across the world to choose from – learn more at

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Questions? Contact an Admissions Advisor at 800.727.2437 or email

Programs by Region


South Africa


New Zealand


Czech Republic

Latin America

Costa Rica

Middle East


South America

Multi-Country Travel

Apply for a January Term Program by October 15th

AIFS has extended the deadline for our January 2015 programs to October 15th!

If you're interested in studying abroad on a 3-week international program this winter, a January Term program is for you. We have locations in nine exciting international cities:

Blog: 10 Things I've Learned in My First Month Abroad

Caroline Baker, a student from Grove City College, is one of our student bloggers in Costa Rica this semester. In just a few short weeks, she's learned many life lessons and picked up a few new skills as well. Read on to see how she deals with stormy weather, bugs, and loneliness.

8. It's okay to look dumb as long as you're trying.

Okay, so I'm not fluent in Spanish. I can hold a conversation but often it is choppy and scattered with incorrectly conjugated verbs and mispronounced words. At first I was uncomfortable with making these mistakes because I thought it would make me look silly, but let's be real. There's no hiding the fact that I'm not from here, and the locals aren't expecting me to be perfect.

If you don't put yourself out there and try, you're never going to learn.

Read more: 10 Things I've Learned in My First Month Abroad

New Summer Program Options in Limerick

New Summer Program Options in Limerick

In Summer 2015, AIFS Limerick students have multiple program options to choose from, depending on their interests:

Irish Culture Program (3 weeks)
For students interested in learning about the unique history and culture of Ireland.

Business Program (3 weeks)
Students interested in focusing on business and finance can take courses through the Kemmy Business School.

Engineering Program (3 weeks)
Engineering students can take a course through the Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering.

Urban Laboratory Architecture Program (6 weeks)
Students can study architecture and urban planning through this exciting new program that draws on a fast-paced design studio environment.

Learn more about the Limerick Summer Program

Follow AIFS on Instagram!

Follow AIFS on Instagram!

We love posting photos from our students who are abroad. Check out our recent posts, and join in on the fun by following AIFS on Instagram!

Do you have a great travel photo to share? Tag @aifsabroad when you post it!

Check out the beautiful photos of a well in Portugal sent in by one of our Alumni Ambassadors (pictured).

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Spring Break in South Africa

Spring Break in South Africa

Aimee, one of our bloggers in South Africa, has been exploring the Garden Route during her spring break. A highlight of her trip: bungee jumping from Bloukrans Bridge, famed as the highest commercial bungee jumping spot in the world.

I had my mind made up that I wasn't going to do it until we arrived at Bloukrans Bridge and I saw the group before us jumping; it looked so beautiful: jumping into thin air like you're diving into a pool and then soaring down into the canyon below....I took the leap and the next thing I knew there was a rush of wind in my face and I was dangling in the air above a river. Words can't describe how amazing the feeling was! Everyone called their mothers afterward to tell them. Most mothers were angry and said things like, “Why would you do that?!” My mom? She was mad, but only because I had done it without her.

Read more: Spring Break in South Africa

Learn more about AIFS in Stellenbosch

Request Your 2015/16 Catalogs

Request Your 2015/16 Catalogs

Start planning for Summer 2015 and beyond! Request your 2015/16 catalogs today (if you haven't already) and start reading all about next year's programs.

Check out our new Summer 2015 programs:

Many of our summer programs now offer multiple sessions and new academic options. Check out the AIFS website to learn more about each program.

Want to start reading the catalog now? Log in or create a login to download catalog chapters immediately!

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