AIFS Study Abroad Program Details

Fall and Spring 2020 - 2021 Deadlines

Applicants to AIFS Study Abroad programs must:

  • Maintain the minimum GPA specified in the section describing the program of choice (usually 2.5). Students with lower grade point averages who are in good academic and social standing may be considered on a case by case basis. Additional application materials will be required for further review or consideration.
  • Have at least two years of successful work in the language if enrolling in an upper division foreign language program. Beginner language students are accepted in Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cannes, Florence, Granada, Grenoble (selected programs only), Hyderabad, Limerick, Madrid, Maynooth, Paris, Prague, Rome, Salamanca, Salzburg, San José, Seville, St. Petersburg, Stellenbosch, Valencia and Viña del Mar.
  • Be enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree program in good academic and social standing and have approval to study abroad from their home institution. This status must be maintained from the time of the application through commencement of the program.
  • Be at least 18 years old by July 1, 2020 (20 for Stellenbosch Learning for Sustainable Community Engagement Program and Hyderabad Community Engagement Program) if applying for the fall semester. Be at least 18 years old by December 1, 2020 (20 for Stellenbosch Learning for Sustainable Community Engagement Program) if applying for the spring semester.

Application Materials

Students must submit the following documents:

  • Completed application with a non-refundable application fee of $95.
  • Preliminary Course Selection Form
  • Official transcripts from current college. Freshmen must provide secondary school transcripts.
  • An essay describing reasons for wishing to study abroad (Cannes and Hyderabad only).
  • One academic reference, preferably from a member of the student’s major department (Cannes and Internship programs only).
  • Applicants to the Internship programs must submit two letters of academic reference and a reference from a previous employer along with the internship questionnaire. Applicants to the Hyderabad Program must also submit two academic references.

    Applicants are usually notified of an admission decision within two weeks after AIFS’ receipt of a complete set of application documents. If you need assistance, contact AIFS.

    Students must contact their home institution’s study abroad office to ensure that they comply with requirements for study abroad. In order to maintain enrollment status, facilitate academic credit transfer and to use any applicable financial aid it is important that students follow their school’s requirements for study abroad.

    Academic Year, Fall Quarter/Semester
    Applications and a non-refundable $95 application fee must be received by:
    March 15 Berlin
    April 15 Barcelona, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Grenoble (Business), Hyderabad, Madrid, Perth, Prague (Charles University), Queensland, Viña del Mar, Wellington and Wollongong
    May 1
    Florence, London Internship, Madrid, Maynooth, Prague (VSE), Rome, Salzburg, St. Petersburg, and Valencia.
    May 15
    Athens, Cannes, Granada, Grenoble, Limerick, London (except Internship), Paris, Salamanca, San José, Seville and Stellenbosch
       
    A non-refundable confirmation deposit of $750 is payable upon acceptance in order to reserve a space. Balance of program fees must be received by:
    June 1
    Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Hyderabad, London Internship, Perth, Queensland, Seville, Stellenbosch, Viña del Mar, Wellington and Wollongong
    June 15
    Salzburg
    July 1
    All other programs
       

    Spring Semester
    Applications and a non-refundable $95 application fee must be received by:
    September 15
    Grenoble (Business)
    October 1
    Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Florence, Granada, Hyderabad, London Internship, Madrid, Maynooth, Prague, Rome, Salamanca, Seville, Perth, St. Petersburg and Valencia.
    October 15 All other programs
     
    A non-refundable confirmation deposit of $750 deposit is payable upon acceptance in order to reserve a space. Balance of program fees must be received by:
    Novemember 1 London Internship, Barcelona UAB, Berlin, Hyderabad, Maynooth, Paris (All programs)
    November 15
    All other programs
       

    Due to airline and accommodation cancellation penalties, AIFS cannot reserve space for a student until their confirmation deposit has been paid. Students are urged to apply and deposit early.

    Scholarship applications must be emailed, faxed or postmarked by the following deadlines:
    April 15, 2020 Academic year, Fall quarter/semester program and scholarship applications
    October 1, 2020 Spring semester program and scholarship applications

    Find out more about AIFS Scholarships