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The American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) is a non-profit organization that provides international education abroad programs for US college students since 1964.

AIFS offers programs in 22 locations worldwide. Semester and summer programs are approved. Student may participate in multi-destination programs. January term and virtual programs are not approved. For a full list of programs visit the AIFS website.

This is a general page for applications into AIFS programs that do not have their country-specific program pages. Check Program Search by country and apply using country-specific AIFS program code when available.

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Area(s) of Study

  • Architecture
  • General Engineering
  • Music
  • Social Science
  • Art Education
  • Geological Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Communication
  • Humanities
  • Public Health
  • Undergraduate Studies
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Liberal Arts

Sponsored by AIFS - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

Courses are taught by local instructors at an AIFS center or a university partner. See AIFS website for details.

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - Yes
  • Internship - Yes


Most AIFS programs offer students a choice of housing: homestay, apartment or dorm.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

The dates below ARE NOT the actual dates of the program. See AIFS website for exact dates/costs.Students pay $75 application fee, $600 affiliated studies fee, and $19/week for overseas insurance to UT Austin in addition to the AIFS costs. Federal financial aid and grants apply for full-time summer (6 credits)/semester (12) enrollment.


- Spring
  • Program: January 3, 2023 to May 30, 2023
  • Instructional: January 3, 2023 to May 30, 2023
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2022
  • Final Deadline: October 15, 2022
- Summer Whole
  • Program: June 1, 2023 to August 15, 2023
  • Instructional: June 1, 2023 to August 15, 2023
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2023
- Fall
  • Program: August 15, 2023 to December 31, 2023
  • Instructional: August 15, 2023 to December 31, 2023
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2023

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Daniel E Ach

Additional Resources

Program Website
Academic Credit
Information Session

Next Step

1) View Explore Education Abroad 101 and Ready to Apply videos. 2) Review the provider website for program details and deadlines. 3) Apply to UT. See the Affiliate How to Apply webpage for details. 4) Apply to AIFS. Email if you don't see your AIFS program in our program search.

Program information above is subject to change