AIFS Study Abroad: Storytelling in Australia (Summer Traveling Program)
Spend 3 weeks exploring the state of Western Australia this summer earning 3 credits with AIFS. Storytelling in Australia engages you with Indigenous knowledge, critical issues in contemporary Australia and traditions of storytelling. You'll be introduced to Australian history, culture, landscape and people in this immersive program. Transcripts issued by Murdoch University.
You'll stay in student residences and tents with breakfast, lunch and dinner included while traveling. Program begins and ends in Perth.
This is an opportunity for creative and adventurous students to experience the real Australia and indigenous culture. Picture yourself camping under the stars, swimming in gorges, visiting Outback towns and sheep stations, discovering Aboriginal cave paintings and enjoying beautiful beaches and reefs.
An optional 3-night visit to Sydney is available to students who select the AIFS flight package.
Cultural and social activities include walking tours and guest lectures, excursions to places of significance and inspiration to the story of Australia. Ample free time for exploring on your own is also included in the itinerary.
Earn up to 15 credits through a wide variety of courses studying at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Viña del Mar. Live in a shared student apartment or as a member of a Chilean homestay, a great way to immerse yourself in the language. Truly take in the culture of Chile with included social and cultural activities such as a day trips to Santiago, Valparaiso, and Isla Negra. Options include a 4-day excursion to the town of Pucon, which overlooks the Villarica Volcano. Community volunteer opportunities 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 covers 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.