AIFS Programs Accept High School Graduates

Costa Rica

Veritas University, San José

$4,995 | 5 weeks | 9 credits
July 2 - August 5

Academics

Spanish and Humanities or Spanish and Environmental Sciences

Special Features:

  • 3-day visit to Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Optional 2-day visit to Arenal Volcano

France

Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

$5,695 | 5 weeks | 6 credits
June 29 - July 29

Academics

Intensive French Language

Special Features:

  • 2-night visit to London–included in optional Flight Package
  • Day trips outside Paris
  • Optional 2-day excursions to Normandy and Brittany and Chateaux of the Loire Valley

Italy

Richmond in Rome

$5,695 | 4 weeks | 7 credits
June 26 - July 22

Academics

Italian language plus art, art history,fashion, photography or sociology

Special Features:

  • 2-night visit to London–included in optional Flight Package, 2-day visit to Florence
  • Optional 3-day visit to Pompeii, Vesuvius, Naples and Capri

Spain

Universidad de Salamanca

$4,545 | 4 weeks | 6 credits
July 2 – August 12

Academics

Spanish Language and Culture

Special Features:

  • 2-night visit to London–included in optional Flight Package
  • Visits to Segovia, Madrid and La Alberca and Riomalo natural pools

Impact of Study Abroad—Alumni Outcomes

AIFS recently conducted a survey of alumni who participated across all program lengths and destinations between 1990 and 2010. Nearly 1,600 alumni responded to questions related to the impact of their AIFS experience in the areas of per-sonal growth & values, cultural understanding & world views, and professional and career development.

A global perspective

My knowledge about another culture

98%

Developing my awareness of political, economic or social events around the world

88%

Personal growth and Values

My ability to be independent

95%

My ability to take initiative

87%

A better understanding of myself and my values

92%
80%

of students agreed that their ability to adapt in a diverse workplace environment had increased
(percentage shown combines ‘Agree’ and ‘Strongly Agree’ responses)

Not starting college until the spring or beyond? Try a Gap Year program and study abroad in the fall or for the full academic year!