Family and Support Network

Welcome Family and Support Network!

The contents of this page are devoted to answering your questions and providing you with information regarding AIFS programs.

Why Your Student Should Study with AIFS

AIFS Abroad is one of many divisions of AIFS Inc, our parent company, that is beneficially owned by the UK charity established by Sir Cyril Taylor, the founder of AIFS. As a leader in the industry since 1964, AIFS has the resources and experience to provide students with superior study abroad programming and the ability to safeguard their welfare around the globe. While other study abroad providers may offer some of the same locations, AIFS is the only one to offer comprehensive programs that include airfare, housing, insurance and guaranteed costs. Learn more about the AIFS Value and available programs.

We are committed to facilitating an environment where every student can gain the most from their experience abroad and will be treated with dignity and respect. AIFS Abroad is proud to announce the release of our first annual Plan of Action for Access, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity. This document is available to download on the Inclusion section of our website and will allow you to learn more about the goals we are working on in these areas in the year ahead. The website will be updated quarterly and will allow you to track our progress. We have also committed to making Sustainability a key priority for our organization by launching the AIFS Abroad Green Initiative, with a goal of reaching carbon neutrality by the year 2025.

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Study Abroad Benefits

Study abroad allows students to engage in a life-changing experience that forever alters the way they view the world around them. In addition, studying abroad can help differentiate your student as they graduate and enter the workforce in the coming years.

Helpful Information, Resources and Links

Want to know more about housing options abroad? Interested in potential scholarship opportunities for your student? The links in the navigation bar above will answer all your study abroad questions as well as provide you with helpful information about the entire study abroad experience.

2021 Updates and FAQs

AIFS plans to send students abroad for the Spring 2021 semester. We have created a robust and flexible reopening plan that ensures the health and safety of our students and staff.  Click here to review our FAQs and reopening information for 2021.


If you need any further information about AIFS, feel free to contact us.