About the Foundation

American Institute For Foreign Study Foundation

The AIFS Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity, established in 1967 with the assistance of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy to help young people from many nations and diverse cultures to understand each other better.

The AIFS Foundation provides grants and scholarships to students for participation in study abroad programs and provides grants to high schools and institutions to encourage international and educational travel.

The AIFS Foundation sponsors the Academic Year in America (AYA) program which enables international teenage students to spend a semester or academic year with an American host family while attending a local high school. Another program sponsored by the AIFS Foundation is Private School Advantage (PSA) which provides support services to American High School Sponsors and International Students participating on F-1 programs across the U.S.