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Study + Travel

An aerial view of Prague.
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Eiffel tower.
Science-of-Wellbeing
Trevi Fountain.

Introduction

Can’t decide if you would rather explore the City of Light while perfecting your French in Paris, or take in the beautiful art and architecture of Florence? You don’t have to limit yourself to one study abroad location when you choose a Study + Travel program! We offer several traveling programs that visit a series of international cities while focusing on one course throughout the trip.

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How it Works

Step 1

Browse

Take time to consider which Study + Travel program is right for you! Browse our exciting and engaging programs offerings that utilize multiple locations for a unique experience like no other.

Step 2

Prepare

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.

Step 3

Apply

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.  

Step 4

Accept

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. 

Step 5

Pay Deposit

You’re ready to enroll in your program! Secure your spot by paying your deposit. 

Step 6

Get Ready for Take Off

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. 

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Destinations

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!

What’s included

Maximize your time abroad with our highly comprehensive programs!

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  • Tuition

    With transcript provided by Fairfield University, our school of record.

  • Program Fees Guaranteed in U.S. Dollars

    To protect against currency fluctuation.

  • Housing

    In shared rooms in student residences or tourist-class hotels

  • Cultural & Academic Activities

    Field trips and visits to places of academic, historical and cultural interest.

  • AIFS Travel Manager

    Who will be with the group throughout the program and be available to provide local information, answer questions, take care of logistics and deal with emergencies.

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance.

  • Personal & Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network.

  • Green Initiative

    Carbon offsetting for all participants’ flights to and from their program location.

Top Study + Travel Programs

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European Art and Culture

England, France, Italy
AIFS Global Education Center
January Term 2023 18 days From $5,495
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European Cinema

England, France, Italy
AIFS Global Education Center
Summer 2023 19 days From $7,240
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Study + Travel

European Art and Culture

England, France, Italy
AIFS Global Education Center
Summer 2023 3 weeks From $7,890
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Sustainable Cities

Denmark, England, Sweden
AIFS Global Education Center
Summer 2023 17 days From $7,240
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Comparative Healthcare

England, Italy, Spain
AIFS Global Education Center
Summer 2023 19 days From $7,290
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Fashion Marketing

England, France, Italy
AIFS Global Education Center
Summer 2023 20 days From $7,590

Global Themes

Explore courses, internships and experiences through the lens of major cross disciplinary interest areas for a more immersive, holistic experience.

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See Our Students 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!

White buildings on the coast of Greece.
Two students walking on a beach in Limerick, Ireland.
A group of students walking through the streets of Stellenbosch.

Finance Your Global Education

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. 

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FAQs & Resources

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The application typically includes an official transcript, passport photos, a signed course selection sheet and disciplinary clearance form. Application requirements vary by program; students will have access in their online AIFS Abroad portal to all required forms they must submit. Students applying must have their courses approved by their school as part of the application process.

If your program requires a visa it will be noted on the AIFS Abroad website. Once admitted to the program your AIFS Program Manager will share the required documents on your AIFS Student Portal and will provide guidance on how to apply for your visa. Please note that non-US citizens will be expected to determine and obtain all necessary visas to participate on the program. Any questions regarding the visa process should be referred to your program Program Manager.

The staff at AIFS Abroad can guide you through every step of the process, from submitting your application materials, to applying for a visa if needed, to airport transfers on arrival. The level of attention provided assures a smooth transition to life overseas for our participants.

It varies depending on location and program choice; please call the U.S. office for further details at 1-800-727-2437.

We want to support all our students through their study abroad journey. You should download the applicable access forms from the Student Resources section of the AIFS website. Upon completion, these forms can be returned to the Program Manager for your intended program location. Your Program Manager will review the access form and liaise with our on-site staff to determine which accommodations can be made. Depending on your needs, it might take weeks to be able to confirm answers from our program locations. Your Program Manager will contact you with more information as the process continues.

  • If you do not have a location in mind, but want to go to whichever location can provide the accommodations you need, please email your form to alumni@aifs.com and our Director of Diversity and Alumni Initiatives will connect with Program Managers and On-Site staff to provide recommendations on locations.
  • Please note that AIFS cannot guarantee that we will be able to honor your requests, but we will do everything within our means to ensure you have a fulfilling experience abroad.

When you create your free AIFS Abroad student account, you gain access to our vast alumni network who are happy to answer questions about specific locations and the study abroad process in general. To connect with alumni, click on the “Ask Alumni” button in your AIFS student portal. You can search by program location and host university.

Yes, each AIFS program location has staff on-site who can assist you while abroad as well as provide resources on different aspects of your experience. Bios for overseas staff can be found in the AIFS program sections of the website.

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