AIFS is able to arrange alternate return flights for students wishing to extend their stay or leave from a different European city. Please note that students must leave from and return to the same U.S. city.
Alternate Return Date
For return dates other than the scheduled program return date(s), an additional fee of $100 must be submitted with the application. The alternate return date option does not apply to the Russia program.
Alternate Return City
Before airline tickets are issued, students may choose to return from an alternate return city for an additional cost between $125 and $275. Alternate return city selections must be marked on the application and cannot be made after tickets are issued. The alternate return city option does not apply to the Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Russia or South Africa programs. Students wishing to change both their return city and date, must pay the $100 alternate return date fee plus the relevant return city fee from the chart below.
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Alternate return date and city change requests are available only for applicants who meet application and payment deadlines. Once an application is received, any subsequent changes to return flight selections are subject to a $100 administrative fee for each change made prior to 75 days before departure. Changes within 75 days of departure are subject to an administrative fee of $200 for each change.
All change requests must be submitted in writing by mail or fax with the student’s signature or by email. Once tickets have been issued, it may be possible to change your return flight date, subject to airline availability. It is not possible to change your flight routing once tickets have been issued. Please visit the AIFS website for further instructions after arrival on campus.
Dual Campus Students
are responsible for their own travel arrangements from the first to the second campus. These students can purchase a round trip flight with AIFS arriving at the first campus and departing from the second. Additional alternate city/date fee applies.
Transfers to and from campus are included for students who have booked their flights with AIFS, but only on the arrival/departure dates from the local airport as indicated in the program specific chapters.
Transfer from the arrival airport to campus is not included for students who miss their AIFS flight on the scheduled departure date and arrive at a different airport and/or on a different date other than the scheduled arrival date and arrival city (including rescheduled flights booked through AIFS). Students who miss their AIFS flight must arrange their own transportation from the arrival airport to campus and incur all consequent costs. This includes, but is not limited to, students who miss an AIFS flight due to illness or due to a delay in receiving a student visa. Airport transfers are also not included for students who arrange their own transportation.
Tickets are subject to availability and are not transferable, endorsable to another airline. There are no refunds for any unused portion of a ticket. All tickets are subject to prevailing airline and government rules. Students choosing a flight requiring an overnight connection assume extra costs, if incurred.