Boğaziçi University (which means Bosphorus University) was officially established in 1971 as a Turkish public university, although its history dates back to the 1863 foundation of Robert College, the first American College set up outside of the United States. Boğaziçi University has a beautiful campus overlooking the Bosphorus and the harbor of Bebek, an exclusive summer resort in Istanbul. Facilities are spread over six campuses, two of which – South and North campuses – are used for the summer program. Students choose classes from a wide range of subjects studying at Boğaziçi University. Cultural and social activities are included such as walking tours, museum visits, Turkish culinary visits, market tours, visits to local beaches, concerts and dance performances and much more. Depending on the academic term selected, trips and cultural excursions may include a visit to Bursa; a trip to Princes' Island; and an optional excursion to Cappadocia. Please visit the AIFS website for term-specific details. January term (winter) program courses are instructed by the faculty of Richmond, The American International University in London. 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.
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.
The University of Hyderabad, one of India’s premier institutions of post graduate teaching and research, was established by an act of parliament in 1974 as a Central University, wholly financed by the University Grants Commission. The University’s scenic and serene campus spreads over 2,300 acres, 12 miles from the city of Hyderabad. Amid the scenic environment of the campus, several buildings catering to the academic needs, support facilities and residential requirements of the campus community have been constructed over the years. Since 1998, the University has offered foreign students a special program – the Study in India Program (SIP). This is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing heritage, continuity and change in India.