Faculty & Advisors

Welcome to our colleagues in international education!

Thank you for visiting AIFS Study Abroad. We greatly value our many affiliate and partner institutions with whom we collaborate to provide students with study abroad opportunities that will better prepare them for the global marketplace. If you do not currently work with us, we would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate the high quality programs and services we provide.

Since 1964, AIFS has been at the forefront of international education and study abroad, with a commitment to high academic standards, a singular focus on safe practices and a dedication to supporting students in ways that enables them to maximize their time abroad. In addition to our established semester, summer and January term programs that are available for your students, AIFS also can help you develop and deliver customized, faculty-led programs. After reviewing the information on our site, please contact us by phone or email if you would like additional information.

What’s New at AIFS?

AIFS Study Abroad Alumni Outcomes Report

A second phase of the outcomes findings has been published (2018) to document the impact of AIFS programs. This study expanded the number of respondents from 1,600 in the 2012 study to over 2,700 total. This includes over 400 AIFS participants from the past 25 years who have completed the survey in each phase, thus establishing a longitudinal group that we intend to follow over time.

The data indicated that studying abroad with AIFS has impact across personal, intercultural and career development. The longitudinal results also indicate that the impact has remained strong over time. The original 2012 report is also available.

IIE and AIFS co-publish a white paper: Study Abroad Matters: Linking Higher Education to the Contemporary Workplace through International Experience.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) and the AIFS Foundation have co-published a report intended to provide evidence of the link between learning abroad and employability by the development of transferable skills as the result of study abroad. The report offers information on how employers view study abroad, the skills students report as a result of the experience and makes recommendations for how to better articulate the value of study abroad for the workplace.

IIE AIFS Publication: A Parent Guide to Study Abroad

Studying abroad equips students with real-life, hands-on skills that no classroom can match, while opening up a world of personal and professional opportunities. This book, co-authored by international careers expert Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, International Institute of Education (IIE) President Allan Goodman, and AIFS President and CEO William L. Gertz, contains critical information parents will need to inform themselves, as well as support their high school or college student as they navigate the study abroad experience. Full of practical information written specifically for parents, the authors make a strong case for the importance of parental involvement that can influence and shape a successful cross-cultural experience.