What is AIFS?
AIFS is a third-party provider that arranges study abroad programs for students. EIU has a partnership with AIFS which means EIU students can participate in an AIFS study abroad program and earn EIU credit. With each AIFS program, EIU students will pay their study abroad program fees directly to AIFS. Your EIU student account will only be charged for the $300 EIU study abroad administrative fee. You will not pay EIU tuition or regular fees for the term(s) you are studying abroad.
AIFS offers study abroad programs in Australia, Austria, Botswana, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, and Spain. For detailed information about program offerings, courses, dates, and fees for each program, go to AIFS's web site.
The following features are included in your program fee:
AIFS mission statement:
The AIFS mission is to enrich the lives of young people throughout the world by providing them with educational and cultural exchange programs of the highest possible quality. For more than 40 years, AIFS has been a leader in global exchange. We use the tools of the free market to pursue our mission-driven family of businesses.
Values we are committed to:
How does applying through a third-party provider like AIFS work?
If you are interested in applying for an AIfS program, you must fill out the EIU Study Abroad Application Materials and all AIFS application materials for the program in which you are interested. All AIFS application materials are located on their web site. Your application materials (EIU and AIFS) along with the AIFS application fee should be turned in to the EIU Office of Study Abroad (1207 Blair Hall). The Office of Study Abroad will send the appropriate materials to AIFS for you.
For EIU application materials, click on the links below:
After Your Trip:
Foreign Entry Requirements
Travel Document Systems (TDS) can also provide you with helpful information on every country, including entry requirements, cultural information, travel conditions, economy, and more.
You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet on the country where you plan to study. It will provide you with a great deal of information on your host country and will help you prepare for your trip.
**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on the entry requirements for the country where you plan to study. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for the host country for more information. **
Please note that EIU does not own, operate, or sponsor this program.