Applicants to AIFS College Division programs must:
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 (unless otherwise stated
in the program chapter). Students with slightly lower GPAs
may be considered on a case by case basis.
- Be in good social standing at their home institution.
Students must complete the application and submit it, together
with a non-refundable deposit of $395 (a $300 program deposit
and a $95 application fee), with a copy of their transcript and
3 passport size photos, to AIFS Study Abroad, January Term
Programs. The $300 deposit is refundable only if the applicant
cannot be accepted. No refund will be considered if you fail to
complete the application process or withdraw your application
before an admissions decision is made. Although students preregister
for courses on the application, final registration takes
place on campus. Students should obtain approval for transfer
credit from their home college or university before applying. All
applicants must be at least 18 years old by the time their AIFS
January Term program begins.
Confirmation of acceptance, pre-departure handbooks, program
and flight itineraries will be available online at www.aifsabroad.com/login. Participants are sent a final itinerary approximately
two weeks before departure. The itinerary constitutes the contract
between AIFS and the student.
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.
When to Enroll
Enroll as early as possible, as openings on each campus are
limited. Apply before October 1 to ensure your best chance of
acceptance. New enrollments cannot be accepted less than 50
days prior to departure unless the participant agrees to make his/
her own flight arrangements. Participants enrolling within the 50-
day period will be reviewed on an individual basis depending on
availability of campus and air space.