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Terms and Conditons


To reserve a space on the program, $400 is due with the application ($100 application fee and $300 deposit). The $300 deposit is refunded only if your application cannot be accepted. Application deadline is February 15, 2020. The balance of the program fee is due on or before March 1, 2020. Please inform the AIFS Foundation in writing of any change of address or contact information.

Changes in Itinerary

The AIFS Foundation reserves the right to make changes as needed to the itinerary, tours, excursions based on changes of conditions during the program.


The planned departure date is July 17th from JFK or Newark Airport. This date could vary by 24 hours (earlier or later) based on flight availability. The return date may also vary by 24 hours (earlier or later). Dates will be confirmed once airline tickets are purchased, no later than May 1, 2020.


The AIFS Foundation is not responsible for flight delays, missed connecting flights, long layovers or any expenses related to such delays. The Foundation books regular economy class seats for participants and is unable to accommodate requests for any type of upgrade due to the terms and limitations of our airline group travel contracts.


The specific flight itinerary will be made available at least 45 days in advance of travel. Electronic e-ticket will be sent as long as payment in full has been received.


Students who are purchasing a flight to the NYC airport will be advised of which airport, JFK or Newark, we will be departing from as soon as possible. Once this is determined, students should submit their domestic flight to the program for approval before they purchase their domestic ticket to NYC. Travel should allow enough time to arrive and change terminals to the departure terminal at least 3 hours prior to the international departure.


Participants are responsible for checking the baggage allowances on all airlines to ensure they are in compliance with regulations and limits. Any additional baggage fees are the responsibility of the participant.

Insurance Information

Students traveling to South Africa will be enrolled in a CISI World Class Coverage Policy, underwritten by Chubb. Beginning on their date of departure from the United States and ending when they return following the program, your child has 100% coverage for outpatient or inpatient treatment needed for sickness or accidents as well as coverage for Emergency Medical Evacuation.

Comprehensive travel benefits include Emergency Medical Reunion, Trip Delay and Trip Interruption.

Your child will also have access to a Security Evacuation Benefit which allows coverage including transportation and necessary travel expenses following political or military unrest, natural disasters or a verified physical threat against your child.

Full insurance policy details will be provided to program participants.

Special provisions/needs

Participating on this trip will require the ability to walk distances, navigate stairs and transport luggage. Participants should anticipate encountering natural and architectural barriers outside the U.S. which The Foundation cannot and does not control. Special meals and or medical supervision cannot be provided. Porterage is not included on Foundation programs.

The AIFS Foundation offers and provides services on a fair and non-discriminatory basis, without consideration of any factor or characteristic prohibited by law and with equal opportunity for all applicants and participants. The Foundation complies with all laws prohibiting discrimination.

Refund Policy

  • Application fee is non-refundable.
  • 30% of program fee is refundable if cancellation occurs before April 15.
  • No refund for cancellations after April 15.
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