AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection

About the Collection

The Forum on Education Abroad maintains a Special Collection of education abroad historical material within the Archives and Special Collections Department of Dickinson College, with financial support from the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) and the AIFS Foundation. The purpose of the 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 until and including the 1990s.

The AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection includes:

  • Materials relating to the development of education abroad as a professional field within U.S. higher education;
  • Materials relating to specific education abroad programs of historical importance, such as those established early in the history of the field, or the first programs established in a particular geographic location or programs related to a particular academic discipline or topic;
  • Correspondence, photographs, training materials, meeting agendas and minutes, or other materials that provide meaningful and significant information about any aspect of the history and development of U.S. education abroad.

The Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections Department houses a number of significant special collections in a state-of-the-art facility within the Waidner-Spahr Library on the campus of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection is managed by the staff of the Department in collaboration with The Forum on Education Abroad.

If you are interested in submitting materials to or have questions about the Special Collection, please contact: Elizabeth Frohlich, Director for Programs and Resources, by email at frohlice@forumea.org or by telephone at 717-245-1031.

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