AIFS offers a wide range of publications geared towards the study abroad advisor. For more information on how to obtain these and other AIFS publications, contact us at (800) 727.2437.
Good School For Every Child: How to Improve Our Schools
The book, written by AIFS Founder and Chairman, Sir Cyril Taylor, is an insider's look at some of the key challenges in education as well as an invaluable guide for parents and teachers interested in how our schools work today.
AIFS Student Guide to Study Abroad and Career Development
The goal of this Guide, written by Martin Tillman, is to provide students with a framework to understand the impact and added value of study abroad for their career development. Regardless of duration or destination, we believe students will benefit from considering the career implications of their decision to study abroad.
Diversity in International Education Summary Report
In September 2010, AIFS and Diversity Abroad sponsored a workshop held in Washington, D.C., for the purpose of creating initiatives to increase minority participation in study abroad. Over 100 study abroad leaders from colleges, universities, and national organizations attended this event. The Summary Report from this workshop details the reflections and recommendations of the participants for increasing diversity in study abroad.
The Gender Gap in Post-Secondary Study Abroad: Understanding and Marketing to Male Students
In this report, Dr. Steven W. Shirley examines the limited participation of male students in study abroad programs. Conducting an original survey and analyzing the data, he identifies factors that may influence participation by males and makes recommendations regarding the marketing of these programs to encourage more male students to study abroad.
Study Abroad: A 21st Century Perspective
The Foundation publishes a booklet for study abroad advisors on topics such as diversification of study abroad participants, financial aid, technology, safety, faculty involvement and service-learning. This publication focuses on study abroad issues at the dawn of the millennium.
Innocents at Home Redux—the Continuing Challenge to America's Future
This publication is an update of Denis Doyle's 1996 commissioned study, including the impact of the internet on international exchange and university/universal community. He reviews the reasons for Americans' appalling lack of knowledge of other cultures and recommends what to do to overcome these barriers.
Impact of Education Abroad on Career Development, Vol I
For many years, sponsors of study abroad programs and on campus advisors alike have touted the many benefits of a study abroad experience in broadening a student's resume and making the student "marketable" in the "real" world after graduation. Yet is it time we go beyond our intuitive belief that study abroad helps a students; job search and point out what specific transferable skills a student gains from an overseas experience.
Impact of Education Abroad on Career Development: Four Community College Case Studies, Vol II
This publication presents a number of different models for innovative study abroad and career development programs. It is clear, as the authors state, that rather then mimic their university counterparts in creating study abroad programs, international educators at the community college level must propose workable, financially feasible "career focused" programs.