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AFS delivers mission-driven impact three ways
We globalize schools and institutions with tools and programs
We expand access to intercultural education with scholarships and outreach.
Forget your comfort zone, become a global citizen with AFS
Whether you are in high school, at a university or jump-starting your career, AFS has the right program for you! Go to school, learn another language or check out our cultural internships and volunteer abroad opportunities. Host families and volunteers are waiting to help make your intercultural learning experience the best time of your life.
Inaugural Principals’ Exchange to ItalyCongratulations for successful completion of Principals’ Exchange to Italy. The inaugural Exchange Program for Principals and School Heads with Italy…
Engaging 21st Century VolunteersBy Aadil F. Manager – Communications, Branding & Volunteer Development, AFS Intercultural Programs India A recent AFS alumni approached me and said…
Garba for Global Peace, AFS India Fundraising Initiative“I can dance all night. Garba is fun”, says an AFS exchange student from Thailand who is in India from…
My Experience in BrazilBy Shubhangi Sawant, From Bangalore, Hosted in Brazil “Own only what you can carry with you: know the language, know…
Testimonials of National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Summer Program ParticipantsAbout NSLI-Y: The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program was launched in 2006 to promote critical language learning…
My experience in IndiaBy Achiraya Chongcharoenpornchai, Hosted by Rajmata Kumari Girls’ Public School, Jodhpur, From Thailand “Why did I select India?” This was…
AFS empowers students and adults with the practical skills to tackle the global challenges of 21st century.
“AFS is committed to furthering the cause of the sustainable development goals set aside by the United Nations. AFS empowers students and adults with the practical skills and understanding required to tackle the defining global challenges of the 21st century. AFS as an organization helps in achieving global goals like gender equality, quality education, renewable energy, reduced inequalities, responsible consumption, peace and justice, climate action and partnerships for the goals.”
– AFS Volunteer
80 Young Cultural Ambassadors to Japan on JENESYS Program
Representing India in Japan for the next 10 days are the 80 high-potential youth from pan-India selected under the prestigious JENESYS2018 scholarship – short-term program, funded by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan. The prestigious program is facilitated by AFS Intercultural Programs India.
1,000 Asian students to receive scholarships to study abroad in Japan with AFS
AFS Japan has been appointed by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to implement a new scholarship program focused on facilitating intercultural exchange and understanding between teenagers in Japan and 20 other Asian countries.
Welcome a new family member
Host an AFSer
Expose your family to a world outside of their own by helping an international student achieve her global dreams. Explore a new culture and share your family life and traditions.
Experience your world through the eyes of a young person from another country
“India, I know that this will be an experience that I will never forget, From learning about various religions, especially Jainism, through my host family, to experiencing the respect that is given to elders, this program was filled with cultural learning. The connections we made with our host families, local students, and friends were impactful and broke down cultural stereotypes and burners. Furthermore, the meaningful intercultural connection we made will stay with us even as this life changing experience in Indore comes to an end.”
— Student in India from USA
Ready to change the world?
Volunteer for AFS
Explore your potential and pick from a choice of roles and flexible schedules. Benefit from our exceptional volunteer training program, develop your leadership skills and help others learn how to live together.
Engaging with my community; meeting people from around the world
“Every single day is different from another and that’s an AFS experience. I look forward to all kinds of experiences as AFS taught us ‘Nothing is good or bad, it is just different.’ I’m glad to feel the difference. I’m discovering new unexpected things every day, and it’s a learning experience. I enjoyed going through the experience and feel the differences or similarities between cultures overall. It was really very nice experience of becoming part of Czech family and enjoy the country and culture. Thanks to AFS India for giving us this wonderful opportunity.”
— AFS India volunteer
Discover our innovative learning journeys
Learn how AFS helps people of all ages and backgrounds develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to connect to diverse people, succeed in a global economy and help make a positive impact on the world.
Creating global citizens, empowering changemakers
These days you don’t have to go far to find an AFSer making a difference in local communities, across industries or at the forefront of an important international issue or social cause.
Ongoing | AFS Leadership Development Program
It’s an AFS initiative to develop intentional leadership in our organization. We believe that by providing a solid and sustainable framework we can positively impact other areas of the organization in the long term, such as volunteer retention, participant support, and host family satisfaction. Moreover, the Program also provides our volunteers with a valuable opportunity for personal and professional development within and beyond AFS
- Online Course– 15th May – 15th June 2018
- Live Event– 28th June to 2nd July 2018 in New Delhi
- Follow-up Phase– 5th July 2018 – 5th February 2019
- Closing Session– by February/March 2019