Scholarships Available for High School Students to Study Abroad

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STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- High school students can now earn scholarships to study in some of the world's most desirable locations this summer while getting a head start on their college education with the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS).

AIFS' Summer Advantage program offers students, ages 16 to 18, the opportunity to live and study abroad in one of five exciting international cities, earning college credits while enjoying the cultural exchange experience.

Summer Advantage applicants can now apply to receive a scholarship of up to $2,500 toward the cost of a program in the location of their choice. Featured scholarships include the AIFS 50th Anniversary Scholarship, the AIFS Foundation – Robert F. Kennedy Scholars Abroad Program scholarship and Friends of AIFS grants. For a complete listing and details of all available scholarships, please visit

In addition, Summer Advantage is offering a waiver of the $95 application fee when students apply before January 31.

The 3-week study abroad program is hosted in San Jose, Costa Rica at Veritas University; London, England at Richmond, The American International University in London; Paris, France at the University of Paris IV, Sorbonne; Rome, Italy at Richmond, The American International University in London's Rome campus; and Granada, Spain at the University of Granada. Students are awarded official transcripts by each university at the completion of their program.

"Studying abroad is a tremendous opportunity for everyone, especially high school students," states Maura Cassells, AIFS Summer Advantage Director. "We are very excited to offer these scholarships that will enable students to study abroad, an experience that has proven to help young adults to become independent thinkers, global citizens and stronger college candidates."

Summer Advantage provides participants with the opportunity to experience an international educational program in a prestigious university setting and get a head start on one or more of the subjects they wish to study during college. Students receive a taste of university life before enrolling in college and help strengthen their prospects for acceptance at a leading university through foreign language study or liberal arts courses abroad.

Interested students and educators can request brochures, scholarship information and materials, by visiting the web at, by calling (800) 913-7151 or by e-mail at

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AIFS Summer Advantage is a program of the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS). For the past 50 years, AIFS has been the leading provider of cultural exchange and educational opportunities for more than 1.5 millions students.

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Source:American Institute for Foreign Study