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Aifs, Inc

Private Education - Teaching - Administration 100 - 250 Employees

Founded in 1964, the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) is one of the oldest, largest and most respected cultural exchange organizations in the world. With global offices in 15 countries, we organize cultural exchange programs for more than 50,000 participants each year. Our programs include college study abroad, au pair placement, camp counselors and staff, gifted education, high school study/travel and insurance services. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students and teachers have participated in AIFS programs worldwide.

For the past 40 years, we have been committed to cross-cultural exchange. Under the direction of founder, Sir Cyril Taylor, AIFS continues to operate its family of services, today, as a social enterprise. The group, a privately owned U.S. company with wholly owned subsidiaries, has annual revenues in excess of $180 million. As a for-profit organization, AIFS maintains a double bottom line: financial results and social outcomes. This structure ensures that we have the resources to find new and innovative ways to pursue our core mission.


Would you like to "bring the world together"? Do you have a passion for international exchange? AIFS has excellent opportunities for individuals to bring cutural exchange to their community, work from home and earn extra money. Our Au Pair and Academic Year in America programs are looking for local representatives throughout the US to work with our host families and participants. Please click the following links for further information. To view opportunities and to apply, visit Au Pair in America Community Counselors and Academic Year in America Local Coordinators.

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Welcome to the AIFS News and Media information center. Here you will find AIFS press releases and news articles about international education and cultural exchange. If you have media requests, questions about AIFS or international education and cultural exchange in general, or wish to schedule an interview with AIFS Executives, Participants or Alumni, please contact our PR Coordinator, Mike Liberty, at or (203) 399 5187.

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