American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) is one of the oldest, largest and most respected cultural exchange organizations in the world.

Since 1964, AIFS has been a leading organization providing cultural exchange and educational opportunities for more than 1.5 million young people.

For over 50 years, we have been committed to cross-cultural exchange. Under the direction of Chairman & CEO William L. Gertz, AIFS continues to operate its diverse selection of programs as a social enterprise. AIFS maintains an organizational structure that ensures that we have the resources to find new and innovative ways to pursue our core mission of bringing the world together; a mission dedicated to achieving positive social outcomes through global outreach.

AIFS operates 10 global locations & has program offerings in 29 countries worldwide. We organize cultural exchange programs for more than 50,000 participants each year. We are very proud to consistently receive high satisfaction ratings from our program participants year after year.



AIFS Study Abroad
U.S. college students can study at 29 international universities while earning academic credit. Semester, summer, January term and academic year programs are available. Customized Faculty Led programs are also available.

Au Pair in America
Qualified young women from all over the world come to the U.S. on an official J-1 Visa to learn about U.S. culture while providing quality, intercultural child care for U.S. families.

Acadmeic Year in America (AYA)
High school students from over 60 countries come to the U.S. as exchange students and live with U.S. families for an academic year or semester. This program is organized by the American Institute For Foreign Study Foundation.

Contact / Enquiry

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) Reviews

There a no reviews, click 'Add a review' to submit one

Related Opportunities