AIFS Study Abroad Program Details

Deadlines January Term 2023

Applicants to AIFS Study Abroad programs must:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 (unless otherwise stated on the program pages).
  • 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 $95 application fee and a copy of their transcript, to AIFS Study Abroad, January Term Programs. A $500 deposit will be charged upon program acceptance. Although students complete a preliminary course selection 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 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 (September 15 for Berlin, European Art & Culture, and Galápagos) 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.

Many of our programs fill quickly. In order to ensure you save your spot on the program of your choice, apply early and apply online.

September 15 Applications and a $95 application fee must be received for Berlin, European Art and Culture, and the Galápagos Islands. Subsequent $500 deposit due upon program acceptance.
October 1
Applications and a $95 application fee must be received for all other programs. Subsequent $500 deposit due upon program acceptance.
Scholarship deadlines for all programs.
October 15
Final payment due for Berlin, European Art and Culture and Galápagos
November 15
Final payment due for 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. Late applications may be considered if space is available.

An initial non-refundable application fee of $95 is required with the application.

Full payment is due November 15 (October 15 for Berlin, European Art & Culture, and Galápagos programs). Students who fail to make the final payment will not be permitted to register and start the program. Under no circumstances will a student be sent his/her airline ticket until final fees have been paid.

Optional excursions
The deadline for payment for optional excursions is November 15 (October 15 for Berlin and Galápagos programs.)

Fee guarantee
Program fees are guaranteed in U.S. dollars. There are no surcharges for currency fluctuations; however, fees for the optional transportation package (round-trip flights and airport transfers) are subject to adjustment resulting from government or airline surcharges (e.g. fuel) and will be confirmed at time of invoicing.