How long has AIFS been sending students abroad?
Since 1964, the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) has been providing study abroad programs of the highest quality.
Why should we choose AIFS?
On an AIFS program, students can expect the best value for their money. We include an optional Transportation package, a London stopover for European programs, a comprehensive insurance plan, centrally located housing, a meal plan, great cultural activities and excursions, tuition and a dedicated support team on-site and in our offices in Stamford, CT. Most colleges throughout the United States recognize the quality of an AIFS program and easily accept the credits taken at our locations.
My daughter/son has limited travel experience; will this be an issue?
The staff at AIFS guides students through every step of the process, from submitting their application materials, to applying for a visa, to airport transfers. The level of attention provided assures a smooth transition to life overseas for our participants.
Which semester should my daughter/son study abroad?
Students should consult with their academic advisor and the study abroad office at their home university to determine which semester best fits into their academic plan.
What do we do in the event of an emergency?
The AIFS team of Resident Directors abroad and Admissions Officers here in the United States is equipped to handle all emergencies for our students. The AIFS Protection Package is a comprehensive insurance plan that covers our participants in the event of medical emergency, evacuation and program cancellation. Detailed information regarding the insurance coverage can be found at www.aifsabroad.com/parents/included.asp#insurance.
Can I send packages abroad to my daughter/son? Any special tips?
Every country is different, but students receive a detailed packet before they depart explaining the best methods for their family and friends to reach them by mail. Prescription medication should not be mailed to students once they are abroad as it is often held up in Customs. Please work with your doctor and insurance provider to obtain a semesterís worth of medication for the student to carry with him/her.
How many students participate in each program?
This number really varies depending on location, but please call our U.S. Office for further details.