First or second year students receive special instruction in the areas of Grammar, Conversation, and Phonetics.
Upper division students add Newspaper Reading, Literature, composition, and film.
During the eight-week stay in Kazakhstan, the students will have weekly excursions in Astana and around the country, including a weekend-long trip to Burabay-the Switzerland of Kazakhstan, a trip to Almaty, Turkestan and Shymkent - historical cities in Central Asia with an archaeological record dating back to the 4th century, a visit to a GULAG camp for the wives of the “enemies of the people,” a trip to the Korgalzhyn nature reserve - the most-northern habitat of pink flamingos, and other excursions to cultural and historical places of interest.
The program offers a non-credited practical Kazakh culture course as a bonus course for University of Arizona students.
A feature on ABC's Nightline covered an AFA meetup in Odessa, Ukraine and found that while many of the women who attended the meetup were genuinely interested in finding an ideal match with an American man, others seemed to be taking advantage of the men by attempting to convince them to buy expensive gifts.
In the segment, owner John Adams does not dispute the fact that some men may fall victim to scamming, though he notes that such instances are rare.
It was founded in 2002 by Darren Morgenstern, with the slogan: "Life is short.
Have an affair." The company received attention on July 15, 2015, after hackers stole all of its customer data—including emails, names, home addresses, sexual fantasies and credit card information—and threatened to post the data online if Ashley Madison and fellow Avid Life Media site Established were not permanently closed.AFA founders testified at court hearings in Washington when Senator Cantwell first pushed for the implementation of the 2005 International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA), which, along with the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, is designed to protect women from potential abuse.Officially, the company is an international marriage agency/broker under IMBRA.The release included data from customers who had previously paid a fee to Ashley Madison to supposedly have their data deleted.In the same month, the company changed its signature tagline from "Life is Short.By July 22, the first set of customer names were released by hackers, with all of the user data released on August 18, 2015.