Affiliate Programs

Radford University holds memberships and affiliations with a number of third-party global education providers with connections to programs around the world for semester- and year-long opportunities. Students are charged a fee that typically includes at least tuition and housing, and RU will charge $25 per credit hour to:

  • transfer the grades back to the RU campus,
  • maintain status as an RU student for course registration, and
  • prevent the need to reapply for admissions.

Many scholarships and all federal financial aid may be used to pay for most semester affiliate programs.

Below is a list of our top five affiliate programs. If you are interested in studying abroad, but your location of interest is not offered via an exchange program then affiliate programs are a great option.  

AIFS (13 different countries)

AIFS is a global leader providing students with internship and community engagement programs abroad. Student will gain practical experience with the demands of specific careers along with the development of their professional skills in an international setting. Some of the locations include:

  • London, England
  • Florence, Italy
  • Granada, Spain
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Hyderabad, India

For more information on specific programs and costs please refer to the AIFS website.


CAPA International Education is committed to offering outstanding learning experiences in urban environments abroad. CAPA’s mission is to provide meaningful learning abroad experiences that challenge and inspire students to analyze and explore complex political, cultural and social landscapes within urban environments. Through CAPA’s commitment to personalized learning, academic rigor and cultural engagement, we prepare students to live and work in a globally interdependent and diverse world.  Programs are offered semester, summer or short-term, and can be customized to include internships and personal learning outcomes.  For more information on their specific programs and opportunities, please refer to the CAPA website.

CIS Abroad

CIS Abroad gives students an opportunity to study or intern abroad in Semester, Summer, or month long increments. Some of their more popular programs include locations in Argentina, Rome, Prague, Barcelona, and China. However, they offer locations all over the globe. Refer to the CIS Abroad website for more information on programs, location, and financial aid.

Estudio Internacional Sampere – Spain

Estudio Internacional Sampere--Spain offers a language immersion program for students.  For more information on their specific programs and opportunities, please refer to their website. 

International Studies Abroad (ISA)

International Studies Abroad is an affiliate institution that offers students opportunities to study, intern, and do service learning abroad in a variety of locations including England, Morocco, Scotland, South Korea, India, and more. ISA will help you throughout the process and interface with you to make your experience as smooth as possible. For more information about specific programs and financial aid please refer to the ISA website.

Salzburg College – Austria

Offers many courses to fit nearly any major.  For more information on their specific programs and opportunities, please refer to their website. 

Study Abroad Italy (and London)

Study Abroad Italy provides students with the opportunity to study in a variety of Universities throughout Italy to help diversify students' education experience. This program offers courses in many areas, and partial or full tuition scholarships are available to some. For more information on specific programs and financial aid opportunities please refer to Study Abroad Italy's website.

Universidad Internacional – Mexico

Universidad Internacional-Mexico is a language immersion program.  For more information on their specific programs and opportunities, please refer to the their website.