AIFS College Study Abroad is a program of the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS). Since 1964, AIFS has been the leading provider of cultural exchange and educational opportunities for more than 1.5 million people.

AIFS abides by Program Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.

Our Vision:

We bring the world together®

Our Mission:

To provide the highest quality educational and cultural exchange programs to enrich the lives of young people throughout the world.

Our Values:

  • Excellence in our programs, operations and our people
  • Respect for all cultures and ethnicities
  • Exceptional, caring support for our program participants to ensure their safety and well-being
  • Technological innovation
  • Responsible financial stewardship
  • Teamwork and collaboration both within the organization and with our global partners
  • Encouragement of employee initiative and professional development
  • Honest, equitable and non-discriminatory treatment of our employees and our program participants with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to socially and environmentally responsible practices

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