Paris is one of the world’s great capitals of culture. Known throughout the world for its museums and historical monuments, the city has a laid back vibe and is easy to get around. It's a great city for students to explore with top restaurants and great names in fashion among vintage stores, cafés and take-away crêpes stalls. Prior to spring and fall semesters, an optional early start Intensive French Language and Culture Program in Cannes is available. Students earn 2 credits and acclimate to France in the sunny Mediterranean city of Cannes, with all levels of French available from beginner through superior. Once in Paris, students begin their chosen course of study at Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne (CCFS) following an orientation workshop. Additionally, AIFS students may take art at the Académie de Port Royal or music courses through the Schola Cantorum. Volunteer opportunities are also available. In January term (winter) students examine how fashion contributes to and is used to express identity in the fine arts course: Fashion in France 18th-21st Century at the prestigious Sorbonne, an independent unit of the University of Paris. This class explores links between fashion and artistic, cultural, social and political contexts across French history. Depending on the term, excursions and travel options may include a trip to the Château of Versailles; an excursion to the Champagne region; a Bateaux-Mouches boat trip along the Seine; a trip to the Châteaux de la Loire; a tour of London, England; and a trip to tour Normandy and Brittany. Visit the AIFS website for term-specific details.
Study in the lively capital of Costa Rica at Veritas University where you will enjoy all the attractions and amenities of a big city while being within reach of two coasts, volcanoes and national parks of the central highlands. Experience “Tico” culture first hand and practice your language skills by living in a local homestay and sharing meals with your host family. Get to know more of Costa Rica with cultural activities including tours and museum visits. Explore vibrant markets, buzzing nightlife, street art and charming neighborhoods as you immerse yourself in beautiful San José. Various cultural and social activities are included, such as walking tours, on-campus clubs, cooking classes, and visits to local museums and markets. Excursions and day trips are also included, and additional excursions may be optional. Please visit the AIFS Study Abroad website for term-specific details!
Earn up to 16 credits studying at 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. A Community Engagement Program (CEP) is offered, in which students will be placed in a non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and will experience first-hand the role of NGOs in various development initiatives in the local community while also earning college credits!