Why US

50 years creating life-changing experiences.

The Original

Gap Year Company

Experienced Staff

We bring experience, enthusiasm and expertise to ensure quality experiences year after year. Our staff have done our programs, travelled, and live and breathe the world of cultural exchange!

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A Truly Global Organisation

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.

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Bricks 'n' Mortar

AIFS is not just a website or a serviced office. We have had a physical presence in Australia since 1972 and our central Sydney centre is open Monday to Friday if you wish to drop by. 

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Finding the right job for you.

We will assist you prepare your Japanese CV, and match you with employers that best fit your background and job preferences. Our placement team in Tokyo are experienced placing international staff in winter work so you can 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, throughout your program. Our Japan expert has lived and worked in Japan and can talk to you first hand about what to expect and support you when you need it.

“My time as an Au pair was one of the best experiences in my life. and I now have two beautiful second families, plus friends from all over the world. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for AIFS."

Aisling, travelled to the US with AIFS on our Au Pair in America program