The St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1899 and became one of the major universities of Russia and the former Soviet Union. It was raised to the status of state technical university in 1990 in recognition of its importance. The University is home to more than 20,000 students and 2,000 professors, lecturers and instructors. The academic program is organized by the Russian Language Center at the Preparatory Department for Foreign Students, one mile from the main campus. This department trains students from all over the world who wish to enter higher education at Russian universities and is highly regarded for excellent teaching of Russian as a foreign language. 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.
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.