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Approved Partner Programs for Fairfield Students

Students have the option to study beyond our Centers through a variety of approved Provider/Partner Programs that can take them to all corners of the world!  Provider program courses will come back as transfer credit and will not carry a grade.  Only Fairfield University students may attend these programs. (students from other institutions should work with their home institution's Study Abroad Office)

AIFS - AIFS is recognized as a leading provider of study abroad programs. Since 1964, over 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS. With more than 50 years of experience, we have the resources and experience to provide what our students want and need in a study abroad program, and to safeguard their welfare around the globe.  AIFS offers a wide range of unique programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and the Americas. Most AIFS campuses offer courses in English or in foreign languages from beginner to advanced levels, so you don’t even have to know a foreign language to study abroad.

CHAMINADE UNIVERSITYAs the only Catholic University in Hawai`i, and one of three Marianist higher-education institutions in the U.S., we at Chaminade University are guided by the understanding that both reason and faith are essential conditions in the pursuit of truth. Our faculty emphasize critical thinking and creative problem solving while mentoring students in more than 25 undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts and humanities, sciences and mathematics, behavioral sciences, business and communication, education, and nursing. At Chaminade, students receive a personalized education that prepares them for an ever-changing future. 

CYA - College Year Athens - The College Year in Athens experience is designed to guide students to a greater understanding and appreciation of Greece--ancient, medieval and modern--and the surrounding region. The program of studies juxtaposes the history and contributions of ancient Greece with the Greece of today: a country situated at the confluence of Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, partaking of the culture of her neighbors to the north, east and south, and bound to them by history and geography.

College Year in Athens offers a substantial curriculum at the junior-year level augmented by study-travel to important historical sites. Courses cover the following disciplines: Archaeology, Art History, Classical Languages, Environmental Studies, Ethnography, History, International Relations, Literature, Modern Greek Language, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion.

The Beijing Center - The Beijing Center's wide variety of courses is designed to help students develop a thorough understanding of China -- its past, present, and future development. Students will experience China in all its complexities, by studying its language, history, culture, arts, politics, literature, religions and philosophy, among other subjects. The Beijing Center(TBC) offers over 50 classes across 13 different disciplines. This allows students to focus on their current major and interests, as well as build a more attractive portfolio for professional development. All classes are in English, and are taught by leading academics and practitioners. 

Loyola Center at Newcastle, England -  It is often difficult for students studying majors in the Sciences to study abroad. This program was particularly designed to enable Science majors to study abroad.  The Loyola Center at Newcastle offers a great deal of flexibility in the courses students may take. The University has five Subject Pathways for Study Abroad but Loyola Center students can study subjects across any of them, as best fits their degree requirements.

At Newcastle University, teaching staff use a wide variety of teaching and assessment styles. Lectures, seminars, tutorials and, in some subjects, laboratory classes—provide the main points of contact between student and tutor. These are often supplemented with fieldwork, guest lectures, student presentations, conferences, and private study.

The Washington Internship Institute is an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing college students and recent graduates for their future through substantive internships in  Washington, D.C. During a semester or summer in Washington, DC, you will learn about yourself and your field while enjoying the excitement of our nation’s capital.   Our unique “Go Green!” program is geared towards students with a passion for the environment.  From environmental law to advocacy to research, Washington is host to many national environmental organizations.  Potential internships include tracking national legislation for the Environmental Protection Agency, writing press releases for World Wildlife Fund, or researching energy issues for the Climate Institute.
You will become an engaged and informed citizen and a leader equipped to make a difference in the world.