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AFS delivers mission-driven impact three ways

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We develop active global citizens to take action

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We globalize schools and institutions with tools and programs

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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.

Study abroad with AFS

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.”

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Volunteer with AFS

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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 

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Discover our innovative learning journeys

AFS Education

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.

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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.

How AFS prepares Global Citizens

AFS India Events

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

 

  1. Online Course– 15th May – 15th June 2018
  2. Live Event– 28th June to 2nd July 2018 in New Delhi
  3. Follow-up Phase– 5th July 2018 – 5th February 2019
  4. Closing Session– by February/March 2019