Why US

50 years creating life-changing experiences.

The Original

Gap Year Providers

Experienced Staff

We bring experience, enthusiasm and expertise to ensure a high-quality program year after year. Our staff are well travelled and understand the highs and lows that comes with taking a gap year.

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A Truly Global Gap Year Company

We are always striving to create the best cultural exchange experience for our participants.  Over 55,000 people from more than 60 countries travel with AIFS every year.

countries every year

Bricks and Mortar

Winter Work Canada is a program offered by the American Institute of Foreign Study (AIFS). Applicants  are welcome to drop in to meet the friendly team at our Sydney CBD centre which serves as the head office of AIFS in Australia. As well as meet with our local interviewers across Australia. 

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We will assist you prepare your  CV, and match you with employers that best fit your background and job preferences. Our placement team are experienced placing international staff in winter work so you an rest easy that the resort where you will work has been screened and is well-matched for you.

Safe & Supportive

Our support starts from the moment you apply.  Our Australian team will help you through the application process and work with you and our Canadian partner to help you find work and make the start of your working holiday, a stress-free one.

“I was not sure what to expect so it was good to know that AIFS was there if I needed help. "

Abbie, worked at Banff