Faculty and Advisors

AIFS Program Site Visits

Experience the life of a student abroad. Visit with AIFS!

AIFS arranges program site visits to introduce study abroad advisors, faculty and university personnel to its overseas programs and give them a taste of what studying in a foreign country is like. These low-cost programs provide extensive close-up knowledge about the facilities, staff and services available through the American Institute For Foreign Study.

Once you have seen an AIFS program for yourself, you will be in a better position to decide which of your students will benefit from an AIFS overseas program and feel much more comfortable that your appraisal has been based on firsthand experience.

As an education professional, you already have a firm understanding of what the benefits of study abroad can be. These program reviews are based on the premise that, given the opportunity to see on-site the AIFS program in action, you obtain an even better understanding of what is possible and will be able to better counsel your students. Once you have a real sense of what an AIFS program is like, as an advisor you can balance the many factors - maturity, academic ability, personal adaptability, major concentration requirements - that go into a decision to study abroad.

Fall 2012/Spring 2013 Site Review Schedule

Fall 2012:    
Locations Dates Itineraries
Florence and Rome, Italy October 20-27 Download PDF
Spring 2013:    
Locations Dates Itineraries
Barcelona, Granada and Salamanca, Spain March 9-17 Download PDF


Limited in participant number and led by an AIFS staff member, these programs acquaint university administrators and faculty with the city their students explore while living and studying abroad. You will be able to see the actual housing and university facilities your students use and meet AIFS Resident Directors who work directly with the students.

The land fee for each review includes:

  • All group ground transportation
  • Single accommodations
  • Guided visits and meals as specified on the itinerary

Airline tickets will be priced at the time of registration.

Registrants from AIFS Affiliate institutions may request AIFS support for their participation; funding is limited (see Registration Form). Participants also may elect to register for site visits at their own cost.

Reservation deadlines are listed on the Registration Form (see below).

Reservations can be faxed to (203) 399-5597 with a deposit of $200 per person paid by credit card. Reservations and deposits paid by check can be mailed to: AIFS College Division, Attn: Nancy Moore, 1 High Ridge Parkt, Stamford, CT 06905 (see Registration Form below).

AIFS reserves the right to cancel a trip if insufficient reservations are received by the respective deadline.

Notification of withdrawal must be made in writing to the AIFS College Division,1 High Ridge Park, Stamford, CT 06905, fax (203) 399-5597. If a participant withdraws more than two weeks before departure, a refund of all payments will be made, less a $350 processing fee. Participants who withdraw two weeks or less before departure may receive a refund of all payments, minus a $350 processing fee and any non-recoverable costs.

Registration Form
Download Registration Form (PDF)

For more information, please contact Nancy Moore at nmoore@aifs.com or (800) 727-2437 ext. 5092.