With almost 60 years of experience in international education, AIFS Abroad has the resources and expertise to provide what our students want and need in a study abroad program, and to safeguard their welfare around the globe. We have a location for every interest, major and preference! Immerse yourself in a new language in cities like Barcelona and Buenos Aires, or study surrounded by natural beauty in the Galapagos Islands. Wherever you want to go, make your study abroad dreams a reality!
Take time to consider when, where, and why you want to study abroad. AIFS Abroad offers a wide range of program options year-round. Browse our programs by city, country, term, or courses offered.
Talk to your family or support system about your plans. They can find information on safety abroad, program details, and the benefits of studying abroad on our Family and Support Network page. Make an appointment with your academic advisor and the study abroad office at your school. They can help ensure the credits you earn abroad are approved for transfer credit at your home university. You’ll also want to contact the financial aid office at your home university to see if any financial aid you may receive can be applied to your time abroad.
Create your account to begin your study abroad application process. Once you have submitted your application fee, you will have a small list of tasks to complete with help from your AIFS Enrollment Team. Students applying must have their courses approved by their school as part of the application process. The application typically includes an official transcript, passport photos, a signed course selection sheet and a disciplinary clearance form.
Congratulations! Once you submit all the required documents, your application is officially considered complete. You should receive an acceptance decision within approximately two weeks via email.
You’re ready to enroll in your program! Secure your spot by paying your deposit.
You’ll need a valid passport. Make sure that you apply for (or renew) your passport as soon as possible. Carefully read all the information provided to you, since you may need to apply for a student visa.
AIFS Abroad offers a wide range of study abroad and internship program options in exciting locations across the globe, from cosmopolitan European capital cities to biodiverse tropical locales. Find your perfect destination!
Explore courses, internships and experiences through the lens of major cross disciplinary interest areas for a more immersive, holistic experience.Explore Our Global Themes
AIFS Abroad offers a wide breadth of program to suit every student’s interests and needs, from short-term intensive language sessions to semester-long international internships. Explore your options!See How It Works
Visit multiple international cities while taking a college course focusing on one academic theme.
Build your resume and global network while working and living abroad.
Follow along on our students’ adventures abroad! Learn about the AIFS Abroad experience from people who are actually living it. From language and culture lessons to interviews with host families and AIFS staff abroad, your fellow students love to share. Let their passion for international experiences inspire your own journey!
AIFS recognizes the challenges today’s students face with meeting the cost of their education. We believe that an international educational experience is an essential component of well-rounded university education and we are committed to providing financial assistance to as many students as possible in support of their goal to study abroad. AIFS funding, combined with other sources of financial support students can access, will help make study abroad attainable.View Financial Aid Opportunities