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The American Institute for Foreign Study (Australia) Pty Ltd opened its Australian office in 1999 and began offering its Camp America and Au Pair in America programs to young Australians. In 2005, AIFS commenced offering inbound programs and currently facilitates cultural exchange programs for more than 2,000 young people.

Adventure Awaits.

One of the best things about doing Camp America is the opportunity to travel! During your time off, you can explore the local area around camp. Once camp has finished you’re free to go anywhere in the USA!
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Hike the Grand Canyon

If spectacular views are your thing, you'll want to put the Grand Canyon on your list.

Taxis rush in New York City

See the Times Square lights

Take in the vibrancy and action of New York city in Times Square.

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Visit Yosemite

Visiting California? Stop off and take in the rugged natural beauty of Yosemite.

Golden Gate Bridge

Traverse Golden Gate

Wonder at the bright red beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge as it spans the bay.

When Can I Travel?

On Your Days Off

Your first chance to explore will be during your days off at camp. You’ll get at least 6 days off over the summer and you can use these days to visit the local towns and cities close to your camp.

Most camps offer transport off camp during your time off, or you may be lucky enough to be in walking distance of a local town!

After Camp Has Finished

Once camp has finished, you can stay in America for up to 30 days and use this time to travel with your new mates.

The USA is a great country to explore on any budget and along with our flexible return flights and Camp America Treks, we’re here to make your after camp travel time really easy, so you can concentrate on enjoying yourself!

Extending Your Travel

From the USA, it's really easy to continue your travels into Canada, Europe or a stop over in south-east Asia before heading home.

To make sure you're still covered, we have partnered with World Nomads Insurance to make it simple to extend your insurance to cover you outside the USA. Please contact the office for further information.


AIFS has partnered with Flight Centre to offer you great value and flexible flights. They are experienced in travel and can offer special rates. Meet the dedicated team from Flight Centre. With extra insight and experience, they’ve been helping to arrange travel for Camp America applicants year after year.

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Counsellor Stories

Wondering what it's really like to go on Camp America? Meet some of our camp councellors and learn about their experiences before, during and after camp.