AIFS Study Abroad Program Details

Deadlines January Term 2018

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 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 institutionís 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 schoolís 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.

September 15 Applications and a $395 application fee/deposit must be received for Berlin, Havana and the Galapagos Islands
October 1
Applications and a $395 application fee/deposit must be received for all other programs
October 15 Final payment due for Berlin, Havana and the Galapagos Islands
November 15
Final payment due for all other programs

An initial non-refundable deposit of $300 and a non-refundable application fee of $95 (total $395) are required with the application.

Full payment is due November 15 (October 15 for Berlin, Havana and Galapagos Islands 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 and the mandatory damage deposit is November 15 (October 15 for Berlin, Havana and Galapagos Islands 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) imposed subsequent to catalog publication (January 2017) and will be confirmed at time of invoicing.