The AIFS Foundation is proud to offer the new John S. Linakis Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded annually to an AIFS student with limited financial resources who also demonstrates an interest in and a commitment to social justice. The scholarship covers tuition, room, and board to a student participating on an AIFS Spring semester program.
Like many before her, our Alumni Ambassador Rachel studied abroad in Rome, and it changed her for life. Here she shares with us the ways study abroad changes your life forever.
Coming home after an amazing study abroad experience can be incredibly difficult. You find that your outlook on life has completely changed, and putting your experiences into words seems almost impossible. Here are a few things I noticed after coming home from my semester in Rome:
1. You’ll never be able to watch a movie the same way again
2. Everything has the potential to bring about nostalgia
3. You save every penny you can
4. You criticize everything
5. Your mind forever lives in two places
6. You find yourself planning your life around the next study abroad reunion
GoOverseas.com: Are Students Who Take Gap Years More Successful?
High school graduates have a lot to consider, whether it be entering the work force, following an academic track, or taking some time for self discovery. Studying abroad for a gap year gives students the chance to take some time to travel the world and reflect on what they want to do with their lives. The GoOverseas.com article weighs in on the positive impact of studying abroad for a gap year.