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 Radford University 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 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.  Please contact the CGEE in 105 Cook Hall or at for more information.


AIFS is a global leader providing students with internship and community engagement programs abroad. Students 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.


College students may study abroad with API in 23 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.  Programs can be as long as a full academic year or as short as two weeks.  With a wide variety of courses offered in almost every major discipline and in various languages of instruction, it is easy for student to find a program that suits their academic interests.  

For more information on specific programs and costs, please refer to the API 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.