AIFS and Global Experiences are pleased to offer informative virtual open houses and webinars for students on a variety of topics regarding study abroad, interning abroad, student events and more.

We also offer live events and Q&A sessions on Instagram – follow AIFS on Instagram to participate!

Events are scheduled year-round, with dates and times on this page being updated frequently. You can keep checking this page for updates – or to be notified of new events as they are scheduled, please email studyabroad@aifs.com

Interested in a virtual internship next semester or this summer? Check out GE Virtuoso!

Currently Scheduled Events:   (Click titles to see descriptions) Date / Time
Instagram Takeover with AIFS Alum Sadie (Berlin, Germany) Tuesday
Nov 24, 2020, all day
Sadie, an AIFS in Berlin, Germany alum from Champlain College, will be taking over the AIFS Instagram story today! Tune in to ask questions and get a sneak peek of what it’s like to study abroad — from someone who’s actually done it!
Instagram Live Featuring Karla, Resident Director of AIFS in San José Wednesday
Nov 25, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Join us for a live interview on Instagram with Karla, the on-site Resident Director for the AIFS in San José, Costa Rica program!
Instagram Takeover with AIFS Alum Alyssa (Grenoble, France) Tuesday
Dec 1, 2020, all day
Alyssa, an AIFS in Grenoble, France alum from the Seton Hall University, will be taking over the AIFS Instagram story tomorrow! Tune in to ask questions and get a sneak peek of what it’s like to study abroad — from someone who’s actually done it!
Introdución al Estudio en el Extranjero con AIFS para Padres y Madres (en español) Wednesday
Dec 2, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Estudiar en el extranjero es una decisión importante tanto para un/una estudiante como para su familia. AIFS lo comprende y se esfuerza para apoyar a sus estudiantes y sus respectivas familias a cada paso en el proceso. Esta videoconferencia pretende orientar a las familias de habla española en el mundo de programas de estudios en el extranjero, así como detallar el proceso cuando uno elige su programa, además de completar su aplicación, como su matriculación y dar información general sobre los componentes de los programas de AIFS. La Representante para Relaciones Universitarias, Paula Messina, presentará la conferencia y estará disponible para contestar a las preguntas que tengan tanto los estudiantes como los padres que asistan. El webinar se dará en español.
Introduction to Study Abroad with AIFS for Parents and Families Wednesday
Dec 2, 2020, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Studying abroad is an important decision for a student as well as for their family. AIFS Study Abroad understands this and aims to provide support for students and families at every step of the way. This webinar will introduce families to study abroad in general, detail the process of choosing a program, applying and enrolling and provide general information on AIFS program components. AIFS Staff and recent alumni will be available to answer all questions students and their parents may have. Registration is required.
Instagram Live Featuring AIFS Alum Mustafa (Limerick, Ireland) Friday
Dec 4, 2020, 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST
Mustafa, an AIFS in Limerick, Ireland alum from Howard University, will be joining us today for a live Q&A on Instagram! Tune in to ask questions and get a sneak peek of what it’s like to study abroad — from someone who’s actually done it!
Instagram Takeover with AIFS Alum Mustafa (Limerick, Ireland) Tuesday
Dec 8, 2020, all day
Mustafa, an AIFS in Limerick, Ireland alum from the Howard University, will be taking over the AIFS Instagram story today! Tune in to ask questions and get a sneak peek of what it’s like to study abroad — from someone who’s actually done it!
Virtual Open House:
Summer Programs with AIFS and GE
Tuesday
Dec 8, 2020, 6:00 PM
For students interested in either studying or interning abroad for summer 2021, drop by this advising session to learn more about all of your program options. The first 20 minutes will be presentation-based, and staff and student ambassadors will then be available to answer any questions you may have about the programs, application process, scholarships, courses, housing, and more.
Instagram Live Featuring AIFS Alum Sadie (Berlin, Germany) Friday
Dec 11, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sadie, an AIFS in Berlin, Germany alum from Champlain College, will be joining us today for a live Q&A on Instagram! Tune in to ask questions and get a sneak peek of what it’s like to study abroad — from someone who’s actually done it!
Virtual Open House:
Summer Programs with AIFS and GE
Wednesday
Dec 16, 2020, 6:00 PM
For students interested in either studying or interning abroad for summer 2021, drop by this advising session to learn more about all of your program options. The first 20 minutes will be presentation-based, and staff and student ambassadors will then be available to answer any questions you may have about the programs, application process, scholarships, courses, housing, and more.
Holidays Stories from Abroad Wednesday
Dec 16, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join AIFS staff and recent alumni as they share their favorite experiences of celebrating holidays abroad. Panelists will offer tips for making the most of your time abroad and recount how they successfully handled challenges in their experiences. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and alumni will have a chance to share their favorite times abroad as well. Registration is required.
Instagram Live Featuring Clíodhna, Resident Director of AIFS in Maynooth Wednesday
Jan 13, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Join us for a live interview on Instagram with Clíodhna, the on-site Resident Director for the AIFS in Maynooth, Ireland program!
Instagram Live Featuring Elaine, Resident Director of AIFS in Limerick Wednesday
Jan 27, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Join us for a live interview on Instagram with Elaine, the on-site Resident Director for the AIFS in Limerick, Ireland program!
PREVIOUS SESSIONS INCLUDE:  
Being a Woman Abroad  
Join AIFS staff and recent alumni as they share their experiences of being a woman abroad. Panelists will offer tips for being successful while abroad and recount how they successfully handled challenges in their experiences. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and have access to additional resources. Registration is required.
Introduction to Study Abroad with AIFS for Parents and Families  
Studying abroad is an important decision for a student as well as for their family. AIFS Study Abroad understands this and aims to provide support for students and families at every step of the way. This webinar will introduce families to study abroad in general, detail the process of choosing a program, applying and enrolling and provide general information on AIFS program components. AIFS Staff and recent alumni will be available to answer all questions students and their parents may have. Registration is required.
AIFS Alumni Career Panel Series (4 of 4)  
Wondering how you can leverage your time abroad for your career? Join four recent AIFS alumni to learn more about how study abroad has impacted their professional lives and tips for getting started in their fields.
  • Nadia Hucko: Student Accounts Advisor, Hult International Business School (Education)
  • Rachel Mihulka: Senior Account Executive, Zeno Group (Public Relations/Communications)
  • Alex Landry: Admissions Counselor, University of Tampa (Education)
  • Julianna Zieno: Associate Trademark Attorney, Bayramoglu Law Offices LLC (Legal)
The AIFS Alumni Career Panel Series will be offered four times with different panelists each time. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions to the panelists and gain resources for their job search. Registration is required.
Virtual Open House: Education and Education Administration with AIFS and GE  
For Education students interested in either studying or interning abroad, drop by this advising session to learn more about all your program options. The first 20 minutes will be presentation based and will highlight programs that offer your major or career field. Staff and student ambassadors will also be available to answer any general questions you may have about the programs, application process, scholarships, courses, housing, etc. The same session will be offered both days.
Virtual Open House: Sciences/STEM with AIFS and GE  
For STEM students interested in either studying or interning abroad, drop by this advising session to learn more about all your program options. The first 20 minutes will be presentation based and will highlight programs that offer your major or career field. Staff and student ambassadors will also be available to answer any general questions you may have about the programs, application process, scholarships, courses, housing, etc. The same session will be offered both days.
The Spookiest Thoughts about Going Abroad  
Join AIFS staff and recent alumni as they share the fears they faced about studying abroad and how they overcame them. Panelists will offer tips for being successful while abroad and recount how they successfully handled challenges in their experiences. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and have access to additional resources. Registration is required.
Virtual Open House: Health Sciences with AIFS and GE  
For students studying Health Sciences and interested in either studying or interning abroad, drop by this advising session to learn more about all your program options. The first 20 minutes will be presentation based and will highlight programs that offer your major or career field. Staff and student ambassadors will also be available to answer any general questions you may have about the programs, application process, scholarships, courses, housing, etc. The same session will be offered both days.
There’s No Place Like Home(stays)  
Join AIFS staff and recent alumni as they share information about their experiences of participating in a homestay while abroad. Panelists will share tips for connecting with your homestay family during and after your time abroad and talk about how to navigate the experience if you have limited foreign language proficiency. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and have access to additional resources. Registration is required.
Virtual Open House: Liberal Arts with AIFS and GE  
For students studying Liberal Arts and interested in either studying or interning abroad, drop by this advising session to learn more about all your program options. The first 20 minutes will be presentation based and will highlight programs that offer your major or career field. Staff and student ambassadors will also be available to answer any general questions you may have about the programs, application process, scholarships, courses, housing, etc. The same session will be offered both days.
Introdución al Estudio en el Extranjero con AIFS para Padres y Madres (en español)  
Estudiar en el extranjero es una decisión importante tanto para un/una estudiante como para su familia. AIFS lo comprende y se esfuerza para apoyar a sus estudiantes y sus respectivas familias a cada paso en el proceso. Esta videoconferencia pretende orientar a las familias de habla española en el mundo de programas de estudios en el extranjero, así como detallar el proceso cuando uno elige su programa, además de completar su aplicación, como su matriculación y dar información general sobre los componentes de los programas de AIFS. La Representante para Relaciones Universitarias, Paula Messina, y la Directora Residente del programa de AIFS en Barcelona, Inma Arenas presentarán la conferencia y estarán disponibles para contestar a las preguntas que tengan tanto los estudiantes como los padres que asistan. El webinar se dará en español.
AIFS Alumni Career Panel Series (3 of 4)  
Wondering how you can leverage your time abroad for your career? Join four recent AIFS alumni to learn more about how study abroad has impacted their professional lives and tips for getting started in their fields.
  • Joanna Flanagan: Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention Specialist (Higher Education)
  • Katarina Lage: Foreign Service Officer, United States Department of State (Diplomacy)
  • Sarah Braun: Director of Admissions, University of Maine Fort Kent (Higher Education)
  • Colton Barton: Growth Partnership Manager, ironSource (Ad Tech)
The AIFS Alumni Career Panel Series will be offered four times with different panelists each time. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions to the panelists and gain resources for their job search.
Virtual Open House: Arts and Fashion  
For students studying the arts and interested in either studying or interning abroad, drop by this advising session to learn more about all your program options. The first 20 minutes will be presentation based and will highlight programs that offer your major or career field. Staff and student ambassadors will also be available to answer any general questions you may have about the programs, application process, scholarships, courses, housing, etc. The same session will be offered both days.
Virtual Open House: Communication and Media with AIFS and GE  
For Communications and Media students interested in either studying or interning abroad, drop by this advising session to learn more about all your program options. The first 20 minutes will be presentation based and will highlight programs that offer your major or career field. Staff and student ambassadors will also be available to answer any general questions you may have about the programs, application process, scholarships, courses, housing, etc. The same session will be offered both days.
AIFS Study Abroad Funding 101  
Join AIFS staff and recent alumni as they share information about different sources of funding for study abroad including AIFS grants and scholarships, national scholarships, financial aid, and creative fundraising ideas, with a focus on emphasis on internet-based fundraisers. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and have access to funding resources. Registration is required.
Virtual Open House: Engineering and Computer Science with AIFS and GE  
For Engineering and Computer Science students interested in either studying or interning abroad, drop by this advising session to learn more about all your program options. The first 20 minutes will be presentation based and will highlight programs that offer your major or career field. Staff and student ambassadors will also be available to answer any general questions you may have about the programs, application process, scholarships, courses, housing, etc. The same session will be offered both days.
Virtual Open House: Business and Marketing with AIFS and GE  
For Business and Marketing students interested in either studying or interning abroad, drop by this advising session to learn more about all your program options. The first 20 minutes will be presentation based and will highlight programs that offer your major or career field. Staff and student ambassadors will also be available to answer any general questions you may have about the programs, application process, scholarships, courses, housing, etc. Contact AIFS if you missed this event and would like more information.

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