Earn semester credits studying Spanish language and culture at the prestigious University of Salamanca, Spain's oldest university. Founded in 1218, University of Salamanca is Europe's third oldest and Spain's leading national institution for Spanish instruction. This is an optimal location to study Spanish language in a region of Spain where the purest Castilian Spanish is used. Live in a Spanish homestay and study Intensive Spanish Language and Culture taught at four levels with no previous Spanish study required. Enjoy cultural and social activities such as a guided tour of Salamanca, a tapas tour, Spanish cooking class, visits to galleries and museums and much more. A 2-night tour of London is included for students opting for the AIFS Flight Package. A 2-day excursion to Madrid is included in the program fee.
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.
Select from a wide range of courses from business to economics and political science to sociology, studying at DEREE - The American College of Greece in Athens. Your student apartment, built to house the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team, is located a short walk from campus. Depending on the academic term you select, numerous social and cultural activities may include day trips to Delphi and the Sanctuary of Apollo; the Island of Hydra; or Nafplio and Palamidi Castle. Optional excursions may include a tour of London England; a visit to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon; and a Greek Islands tour of Mykonos and Santorini in the Cyclades. Please visit website for term-specific details.