AIFS / AIFS Foundation Collection

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The purpose of the AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection is to collect, preserve, and make available for research primary and secondary materials relating to the history and development of U.S. education abroad from its beginnings up through the present day. The collection includes documents, correspondence, publications, photographs, and other materials that contribute to this purpose. Established by the Forum on Education Abroad in 2013, this special collection has been developed with financial support from the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) and the AIFS Foundation.

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Letter from Cyril Taylor to Teachers

November 1964

American Institute for Foreign Study Director of Programs Cyril J. H. Taylor writes to teachers about the organization's Summer School Program. While "all of our places at Tours and La Rochelle... have been filled," Taylor explains that "we are...

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Collection: William Gertz Papers

Location: AIFS-Gertz - 2.1

Letter from DeWitt Baldwin to Heads of Departments of Modern Languages

1965

DeWitt C. Baldwin, International Director of the Lisle Fellowship, Inc., writes to the Heads of Departments in Russian, Spanish, and French to promote summer programs in practical foreign language use.

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Collection: William Hoffa Papers

Location: AIFS-Hoffa - 2.19

AIFS College Division Summer School Programs (1970)

1969

The Summer School program catalog for 1970 from the American Institute for Foreign Study's College Division.

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: William Gertz Papers

Location: AIFS-Gertz - 1.1

Why Should Study Abroad Personnel Join NAFSA? (National Association of Foreign Student Advisers)

1969

This document encourages study abroad representatives to join the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers' (NAFSA) Committee U.S. Students Abroad. Members of the committee are able to participate in conferences and workshops, receive...

Format: Miscellaneous

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 3.1

European Adventure Pack

1970

This article by Reed Alvord for Reader's Digest discusses an incident in which 3,500 students studying abroad were left stranded throughout Europe after "the sudden bankruptcy of a flimsily structured study-tour agency". The article...

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 6.1.2

Why Join SECUSSA? (Section on Education of US Students Abroad)

1972

"SECUSSA is the section of NAFSA committed to developing and improving the competence of students abroad advisers". As the newest section of the National Association of  Foreign Students Advisers (NAFSA), the Section on US Students Abroad (...

Format: Miscellaneous

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 3.2

Guidelines on Developing Campus Services for Students Going Abroad

May 1973

"Guidelines" is a resource for colleges and universities to further develop their service offices for study abroad.  The Student Advisory Committee of the Council on International Educational Exchange, which developed this resource, released a...

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: William Gertz Papers

Location: AIFS-Gertz - 2.2

Check List of Questions for Evaluating Programs Abroad

1974

A check list prepared by the Section on US Students abroad (SECUSSA) for students to evaluate the legitimacy of a study abroad program and to assess if it is the right program for their academic interests and needs. It includes information about...

Format: Miscellaneous

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 6.1.6

Guidelines for Short-Term Study Abroad Programs (University of Colorado)

May 1974

A list of guidelines compiled by the University of Colorado Study Abroad Committee pertaining to short-term study abroad programs offered through the university. 

Format: Miscellaneous

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 6.1.7

"How to Read Study Abroad Literature," by Lily von Klemperer

December 1974

Lily von Klemperer explains how to interpret vague - or purposefully misleading - language sometimes found on advertisements and brochures.

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: Marvin Slind Papers

Location: AIFS-Slind - 10.1

"How to Read Study Abroad Literature," by Lily Von Klemperer

April 1976

A hand out prepared by Lily Von Klemperer that teaches students how to read and assess advertisements for study abroad programs. It contains a list of warning signs that an agency might be illegitimate and items to look for that would indicate...

Format: Miscellaneous

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 6.1.8

"Language Teaching in the Foreign Setting," by David Kaufman

May 1976

This resource paper for the Section on US Student's Abroad (SECUSSA) Professional Day discusses challenges associated with learning a language in a foreign place. The author of the paper also offers advice for scheduling, structuring, and pacing...

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 3.6

Section on US Students Abroad (SECUSSA): Expanding Study Abroad Options

October 1976

The National  Assocation of Foreign Student Advisers' (NAFSA) Section on US Student's Abroad (SECUSSA) October 1976 newsletter focuses on expanding study abroad opportunities to a wider section of the student population. The author discusses the...

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 3.9

European Adventure Pack

1977

The University of Minnesota provides students with ideas and inspirations for their travel abroad experience in "European Adventure Pack". This booklet contains advice and information about preparing for travel and study abroad, transportation in...

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 5.1

Letter from Hugh Jenkins to Mary Ann Spreckelmeyer

January 19, 1977

A proposal by the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs (NAFSA) to the US Department asking for a $15,000 grant to "improve services offered to US students seeking opportunities abroad". The proposal is 5 pages long and contains a...

Format: Miscellaneous

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 3.12

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