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 Lily Von Klemperer to Jolene Koester

July 10, 1977

In this handwritten letter from Lily Von Klemperer to Jolene Koester, Lily agrees to head up the Section on US Students Abroad (SECUSSA) task force. The task force creates new publications related to US students studying abroad, determines due...

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 4.1.2

Qualifications for Employment in Study Abroad

November 1977

This National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA) memo outlines the necessary qualifications for study abroad personnel or those wishing to pursue a career in study abroad counseling, advising, or within the private sector. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 3.20

Study Abroad- Did You Know? (Dickinson College)

1978

A list of the most frequently asked questions by students applying to study abroad through Dickinson College. This list answers questions related to where the students can study, how to begin the process, language requirements, length of study,...

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: Marvin Slind Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 5.4.6

Release Announcing Bill Gertz as new Editor of "Transitions" Magazine

1978

A press release announcing that Bill Gertz, the former manager of the Campus Services Divison of the Council on International Educational Exchange" has been named the new editor of "Transitions" magazine by the publisher, Dr. Clayton Hubbs.

Format: Miscellaneous

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 9.21

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

May 1978

A pamphlet of a conference sponsored by Wayne State University in Detroit, celebrating 25 years of study abroad programs in Germany. The pamphlet contains a schedule of the conference and a registration form.

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 3.24

Transitions: A Periodical Review of Educational Travel and Study Abroad (Winter 1978)

Winter 1978

The Winter 1978 Edition of Transitions featuring student guides to Italy, France, and the United Kingdom. William Gertz's guide on Italy is featured on page 9.

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Collection: William Gertz Papers

Location: AIFS-Gertz - 3.2

Study Abroad with CU (University of Colorado)

1979

A list of all of the study abroad programs offered through the University of Colorado in the spring of 1979 with fees and language requirements. The back consists of application procedures and other general information.

Format: Miscellaneous

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 5.2

Students Abroad: A Guide for Selecting a Foreign Education

February 1979

The National Association of Foreign Student Affairs (NAFSA) uses "Students Abroad: A Guide for Selecting a Foreign Education"  to provide students with basic information about evaluating and choosing a study abroad program. The pamphlet covers...

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 2.5.1

Educating for the World View

1980

Educating for the World View is a special report created by the Council on Learning. It contains articles with varying subjects, such as "What Students Know About Their World", "Forward to Basics", and "The New Curricular Equation". 

Format: Miscellaneous

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 8.5

Ten Tips for Including African-Americans in Study Abroad Programs

1980

A list of tips for recruiting African-American students for study abroad programs and how to make these programs more accessbile to a diverse student population.

Format: Miscellaneous

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 7.4

The School for International Training at The Experiment for International Living, c.1980

circa 1980

The Experiment's School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.  It is here that both Incoming and Outbound program participants are trained for their experiences abroad.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Collection: William Hoffa Papers

Location: AIFS-Hoffa - 2.9

Peace Corps Volunteers at The Experiment in International Living, c.1980

circa 1980

A group of Peace Corps Volunteers prepare for two years of service in Guinea at the Experiment's School for International Training.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Collection: William Hoffa Papers

Location: AIFS-Hoffa - 2.9

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) 1980 Annual Report

1980

The Council on International Educational Exchange's (CIEE) annual report for 1980. It includes summaries of financial activity of the council, summaries of participants on various programs offered by the council, and a list of the directors and...

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 1-2-2

"Assessing Study Abroad Programs for Secondary School Students," by Helene Loew

1980

This essay is a part of Language in Education: Theory & Practice, a publication produced by the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), which is supported by the U.S. Department of Education. In "Assessing Study Abroad...

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 6.1.10

Press Release about Health Insurance Plan from William L. Gertz Co.

May 11, 1981

A May 1981 press release from the William L. Gertz Company for International Underwriters/Brokers, Inc. that describes a "Unique Health Insurance Plan Offered to Overseas Travelers."

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Collection: William Gertz Papers

Location: AIFS-Gertz - 4.2

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