American Institute for Foreign Study


Applicants interested in AIFS’s programming who meet FEA’s eligibility requirements could receive up to $5,000 for a semester abroad, and may be eligible to receive an additional $500 grant used towards a AIFS program.

Applicants who are awarded AIFS Access Partner Recipient Grant will receive their scholarship disbursement directly from the Fund for Education Abroad. FEA sends disbursements directly to the student awarded, either by mailing a physical check or via direct deposit.


AIFS Abroad offers a wide range of unique study abroad, internship abroad, and volunteer abroad programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and the Americas. Since 1964, we’ve helped over a million students have life-changing experiences on AIFS programs. Our vision is to create a more inclusive and sustainable international education community. Through our academic and career-oriented programs, we hope to prepare globally minded citizens to build a more equitable, sustainable, and peaceful world. We’re dedicated to high academic standards, safety practices, and supporting students in ways that allow them to maximize their time abroad. AIFS Abroad programs include a range of social and cultural activities to help you gain a deeper understanding of your program location. In a new environment filled with new perspectives, you will discover more about yourself than you ever thought possible.

Additional Opportunities with AIFS

At AIFS, we support all participants in their journey abroad, inclusive of their gender, race, religion, age, physical ability, and sexual orientation. Everyone has a complex identity, and the different aspects of your identity are important when deciding on a program and location. We invite you to review our Social Identity Pages to assist you when selecting a program that best fits your interests and needs. We encourage you to revisit these resources throughout your study abroad journey. We want to remind you to visit your university’s study abroad website and office, as they might have more information and resources related to social identities and studying abroad.