AIFS Study Abroad Program Details

Fall and Spring 2016 - 2017 Deadlines

Applicants to AIFS College Division programs must:

  • Maintain the minimum GPA specified in the section describing the program of choice (usually 2.5). Students with slightly lower grade point averages who are in good academic and social standing may be considered. Additional references may be required.
  • Have at least two years of successful work in the language if enrolling in an upper division foreign language program. For Spanish programs, students who have completed less than three semesters of college level Spanish but have taken Spanish in high school must send a copy of their high school transcript for review. Beginner language students are accepted in Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cannes, Florence, Granada, Grenoble (selected programs only), Hyderabad, Istanbul, Paris, Prague, Rome, San José, São Paulo St. Petersburg, Stellenbosch, Salamanca, Salzburg and Viña del Mar.
  • Be in good social standing at their home institution.
  • Be at least 18 years old by July 1, 2016 (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, 2016 (20 for Stellenbosch Learning for Sustainable Community Engagement Program and Hyderabad Community Engagement Program) if applying for the spring semester.

Application Materials

Students must submit the following documents:

  1. Completed application with a non-refundable application fee of $95.
  2. Official transcripts from current college. Freshmen must provide secondary school transcripts.
  3. An essay describing reasons for wishing to study abroad (Cannes, Hyderabad, Istanbul only).
  4. One academic reference, preferably from a member of the student’s major department (Cannes, Istanbul 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.
  5. Preliminary Course Selection Form

Candidates 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 an AIFS Admissions Officer.They can help you with advice on placement, course selection or academic approval.

Students are urged to contact their home institution’s study abroad office to ensure that they comply with requirements for study abroad. In order to maintain your enrollment status, facilitate academic credit transfer and to use any applicable financial aid it is important that you follow your 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 1 Istanbul
April 15
Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Hyderabad, Perth, Stellenbosch and São Paulo
May 1
Florence, London Internship, Prague, Rome, Salzburg, St. Petersburg and Viña del Mar
May 15
Athens, Cannes, Granada, Grenoble, Limerick, London Traditional, Paris, Salamanca and San José
   
A non-refundable confirmation deposit of $750 is payable upon acceptance in order to reserve a space. For programs with spaces remaining, the deposit must be received no later than:
April 28
Buenos Aires, Hyderabad, Perth, São Paulo and Stellenbosch
May 1
Berlin
May 15
Barcelona, Florence, London Internship, Prague, Rome, Salzburg, St. Petersburg and Viña del Mar
May 29
Athens, Cannes, Granada, Grenoble, Istanbul, Limerick, London Traditional, Paris, Salamanca, and San José
   
Balance of program fees must be received by:
June 1
Barcelona, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Hyderabad, Istanbul, London Internship, Perth, São Paulo and Stellenbosch
July 1
Florence, Prague, Rome, Salzburg, St. Petersburg and Viña del Mar
July 15
Athens, Cannes, Granada, Grenoble, Limerick, London Traditional, Paris, Salamanca and San José
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.

Spring Semester
Applications and a non-refundable $95 application fee must be received by:
October 1
Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Florence, Granada, Hyderabad, Iastanbul, London Internship, Paris, Prague, Rome, Salamanca and St. Petersburg
October 15 All other programs
 
A non-refundable confirmation deposit of $750 deposit is payable upon acceptance in order to reserve a space. For programs with spaces remaining, the deposit must be received no later than:
October 15 London Internship and Berlin
November 1
Florence, Prague and Rome
November 15
All other programs
   
Balance of program fees must be received by:
November 1 London Internship and Berlin
November 15
Florence, Prague and Rome
December 1
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 postmarked by the following deadlines:
April 15, 2016 Academic year, Fall quarter/semester program and scholarship applications
September 15, 2016 Spring semester program and scholarship applications

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