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Education Abroad Office

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

Area: Global Partner Program
Location: Multi-City
Country: Multi-Country
Term: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter Break, Academic Year

AIFS offers a wide range of unique programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and the Americas. Most AIFS campuses offer courses in English or in foreign languages from beginner to advanced levels, so you don’t even have to know a foreign language to study abroad.

Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey

Cities: Athens, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Bridgetown, Brixen, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cannes, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Florence, Galapagos Islands, Granada, Grenoble, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hyderabad, Krakow, Lausanne, Limerick, London, Madrid, Malmö, Maynooth, Milan, Oslo, Paris, Perth, Phnom Penh, Prague, Queensland, Rome, Salamanca, Salzburg, San Jose, Seville, Siem Reap, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Suzhou, Valencia, Venice, Viña del Mar, Warsaw, Wellington, Wollogong

To see courses UofSC students have taken with this Partner at a specific university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table

Various funding opportunities exist for this provider. Please note the terms eligible listed for each:

  • Affiliate DiscountStudents applying to AIFS are eligible for the Affiliate Discount, for which students automatically receive an AIFS Program Grant of $250. 
  • Beyond Boundaries: The Beyond Boundaries Award is a financial award of $1500 or more to be used to help fund a credit-bearing Maymester/summer study abroad experience. The goal of this award is to help students with high financial need make an overseas experience possible.
  • Carolina Global Study Award: All USC students participating in semester, academic year, or summer programs are eligible to compete for this award. The number of awards available varies from year to year. The goal of this award is to help provide a study abroad experience for students with financial need. 
  • Passport Travel Grant: The Passport Travel Grant is a financial award of up to $2000 to be used to help fund a Maymester or summer study abroad experience for Capstone, Honors, and Top Scholar students. 

Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. Contact the Education Abroad Office for more details.


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