Summer Program Details

Deadlines Summer 2021

Applicants to AIFS Study Abroad Summer programs must:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 unless otherwise specified in the section describing the program of choice. For programs with higher GPA requirements, students with slightly lower GPAs may be considered on a case by case basis. Additional application materials will be required.
  • Be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program and in good academic and social standing and have been approved to Study Abroad. This status must be maintained from the time of the application through commencement of the program.

Students must complete the application and submit it, together with a nonrefundable application fee of $95 and a copy of their transcript, to the Study Abroad Summer Division, AIFS, 1 High Ridge Park, Stamford, CT 06905. Once accepted into the program, a nonrefundable deposit of $300 will be due. No refund will be considered if you fail to complete the application process or withdraw your application before or after an admissions decision is made. Although students pre-register for courses on the application, final registration takes place sometime after acceptance or on campus (except for Russia where registration for electives must be confirmed within one month before departure and cannot be changed). 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 summer 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 must 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. We recommend that you apply before March 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.

St. Petersburg students must enroll at least 60 days prior to the departure date to facilitate the visa application. Students who enroll in this program after April 1 cannot be assured that visas will be processed in time for departure.

Applications and a $395 application fee/deposit must be received by:

Balance of Fees
Berlin Internship January 15, 2021 January 31, 2021
San Jose Sessions 1 and 1+2, St. Petersburg March 1, 2021 April 1, 2021
All other programs April 15, 2021 May 1, 2021

* 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 deposit of $300 and a non-refundable application fee of $95 (total $395) are required with the application by March 1 or April 15.

Full payment is due May 1 or two weeks after acceptance, whichever comes later (January 31 for Berlin Internship; March 15 for Barcelona Maymester and Florence Maymester, Internship, and 7 week program). 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 e-ticket until final fees have been paid.

Optional excursions
The deadline for enrollment and payment for optional excursions is May 1.

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 (August 2020) and will be confirmed at time of invoicing.

Scholarship applications must be postmarked by the following deadlines:

April 1, 2021 Completed scholarship and program applications must be postmarked by this date for all summer programs.

Find out more about AIFS Scholarships and Grants