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We provide extraordinary intercultural learning opportunities

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

Explore a planet full of possibilities

“Meeting my host dad filled my need of natural dad whom I had lost three years back. Calling him dad felt like I always called out to my own dad. He would take me to basketball practice and we would have these long conversations about all random stuff. They are the best parents a person could have. My host sister is another amazing person who came into my life.”

– Indian Student Abroad

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Scholarships & Discounts

AFS is committed to helping young people to go abroad regardless of their financial situation. That’s why AFS works with corporate and community sponsors and individual donors to help finance AFS programs through full and partial scholarships.

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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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India: Mother of All Cultures by Sasha Diez from Argentina

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Being Indian by Aymeric Perrin from France

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Welcome Change by Yasemin Yur from Turkey

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My Second Home by Maria Nadal Fernandez from Dominican Republic

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India Means Change by Jose Alejandro Navarrete Lanner from Colombia

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India - A Great Experience by Francesca Giacco from Italy

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Experience your world through the eyes of a young person from another country

“The examples of my personal growth are countless as I truly feel like a different person here, but most importantly I have gained a new perspective about the world and what’s really important to me, as I have bonded with people who live and perceive things differently from the way I have been raised and learned to live like them. The risk I took and the opportunity I was granted to study abroad have changed me for the better and I don’t think I’ll ever be the same again.”

— Hosted Student in India

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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

“This learning experience [being on international volunteer exchange program] has transformed my way of thinking, perceptions, dealing with situations and above all taught me to accept others not only by looks but by their beautiful inner self and have respect and love for all.”

— AFS India volunteer 

Volunteer with AFS

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 Jan 2019
  4. Closing Session– by 10th January 2019