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Fairfield Partner Programs

Fairfield University students have the option to study beyond our Approved Global Programs through a variety of approved partners that can take them to all corners of the world!  Partner 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 view our Global Programs and/or Short-Term options)

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.

Semester Programs
AIFS London
AIFS Salzburg

Summer Programs
AIFS London Summer
AIFS Summer Abroad in Salamanca
AIFS Traveling Program, Comparative Healthcare
AIFS Traveling Program, European Cinema

CYA - College Year Athens SemesterSummer or Summer Honors Options - 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 Semester or Summer Options - 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. 

Sogang University - Sogang provides top-notch education to support students’ development with 24 regular and 11 interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate level, and 24 regular and 5 interdisciplinary programs at the graduate level. Sogang has a number of academic offerings in the School of Humantiies and International Cultures, and School of Social Sciences which aligns closely with Fairfield Univeristies curriculum. Exchange students are fully integrated into the regular programs with Korean students. This allows exchange students to experience Korean culture to the fullest extent.

Loyola Vietnam - Loyola University Chicago's semester program in Vietnam provides students with the opportunity to experience and learn about the social, cultural, political and economic dynamics shaping contemporary Vietnam. 

Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Faculty Led and coming soon... Semester Options provide curriculum that encourages the development of skills which facilitate critical and creative thinking.  A multicultural perspective, and the integration of theory and practice through internships and service learning. Sagrado’s exchange programs work best with our Business, Nursing, Sociology, Social Justice and Social Work majors. 

School for Field Studies

The School for Field Studies (SFS) Panama - Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies (Semester)
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Tanzania - Wildlife Management Studies (Semester)
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Turks and Caicos Islands - Marine Resource Studies (Semester)
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Turks and Caicos Islands - Fundamentals of Marine Conservation (Summer)
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Turks and Caicos Islands - Marine Megafauna (Summer II)
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Turks and Caicos Islands - Marine Megafauna (Summer II)

Washington Internship Institute Semester and Summer Options 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. You will become an engaged and informed citizen and a leader equipped to make a difference in the world.