About Us

About Us

Mission: To provide the highest quality, inclusive and innovative global education programs through a supportive structure for our diverse participants and stakeholders around the world.

Vision: Through our participant-focused approach we prepare globally-minded citizens through academic and career-oriented programs to build a more equitable, sustainable, and peaceful world.

Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have changed the way they see their world by studying abroad with the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), one of the oldest, largest and most trusted cultural exchange organizations in the world.

Students can choose from more than 70 comprehensive study abroad programs spanning 20 countries offered during the semester, academic year, summer or January Term. Courses are available in a wide range of disciplines for U.S. academic credit. Internships and service learning opportunities are also available.

AIFS programs are offered in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Spain and Turkey, in addition to multi-country traveling programs.

AIFS also offers customized, faculty-led programs.

AIFS prides itself in bringing a wealth of experience and resources to safeguard the welfare of each student, ensuring they are able to get the most out of their time abroad. AIFS abides by Program Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.