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.