Faculty & Advisors

AIFS Study Abroad Outcomes Volume II (2018)

Revisiting and expanding on our 2010 offering, this publication is a longitudinal study of personal, intercultural and career development based on a survey of AIFS alumni from 1990 to 2017.

In this second phase of our Alumni Outcomes Survey, we offer information reported by more than 1,000 participants of the past five years. We now add this group to the respondents from 2012 and have a set of data with information from more than 2,600 alumni. With this second survey we can also report on the changes in responses over time of a group of over 400 alumni comparing their perceptions of the impact of studying abroad now with their responses from five years ago.

This report addresses trends that point to specific points of program impact and offers some thoughts on how we will consider them in our program design for the short and long term. It is important to understand how our alumni interpret their AIFS experience as we continue to serve U.S. students and their institutions by providing opportunities for learning abroad through our semester, year-long and summer programs at nationally-recognized host universities, internship placements and customized faculty-led programming.