This program combines traditional classroom learning with field trips exploring the landscapes, history and culture that inspired Shakespeare, Jane Austen, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling to name a few. Adventure through the British countryside with your professor bringing some of your favorite books to life; take an exhilarating journey up breathtaking mountains in north Wales reminiscent of Middle Earth and be transported to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral. Spend 3 weeks journeying in the footsteps of great British fantasy fiction authors and their characters. Start with the legend of King Arthur and Merlin in the Welsh town of Bangor, travel through landscape and time exploring the evolution of myth, fantasy and magic through popular fiction to present-day London and the phenomenon of the Harry Potter series. AIFS is a premier provider of study abroad programs. Comprehensive fees cover tuition and housing, with scholarship funding available. A meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service are also included. Convenient AIFS Flight Packages with major airlines are also available.
Murdoch University has more than 22,000 students (across all campuses) including 2,100 overseas students (onshore in Perth) and 1,400 staff. The University has a range of facilities including a comprehensive vet hospital (with Western Australia’s only equine operating theaters), engineering pilot plant, a chiropractic clinic, Media Arts Center and more. The university also has campuses in Singapore and Dubai. Murdoch University is currently ranked as one of Australia’s top learning and teaching universities, and recently placed in the 301st–350th category in the Times Higher Education World Rankings for 2012/2013. The Study Abroad Program at Murdoch University attracts students from all over the world. Murdoch University provides students with a truly unforgettable learning experience.
Spectacular mountain ranges surround Stellenbosch, the university town in the winelands of the Western Cape. The elegant Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian houses that grace the oak tree-lined streets reflect the history of one of South Africa’s oldest towns. Take a stroll and you’ll find interesting museums, open-air coffee shops, bistros and a thriving art scene; go further afield and you can hike through vineyards, orchards and mountain ranges. Study here and become part of a vibrant academic community with a tranquil and laid-back atmosphere. AIFS in Stellenbosch offers a traditional academic program as well as a Learning for Sustainable Community Engagement Program (LSCE). Students can choose courses from Stellenbosch University’s full course catalog which cover a broad range of subjects. LSCE students take specific courses in Sustainable Community Engagement, plus one or two electives, in addition to volunteer work in the community. AIFS also offers students with an interest in art, photography, ceramics or marketing the opportunity to intern at the Ardmore Ceramic Studio in Kwazulu Natal.