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AFS delivers mission-driven impact three ways


We develop active global citizens to take action


We globalize schools and institutions with tools and programs


We expand access to intercultural education with scholarships and outreach.

AFS Short-Term Programs | Deadline To Apply: September

To apply, reach out to Nishita Mehta at [email protected] or call at +91-8586-92-5131

USA Global Prep

The primary focus of this short stay programs will be on intercultural learning and the study of relevant topics to the American classroom and culture. The program will be a mix of school/ classroom participation and observation, along with visits to places of interest nearby. Students will participate in a series of educational and recreational excursions during their program. Participants will be immersed in host family life during their stay in Manhattan, Kansas and will be spending weekdays attending a local high school. Exploring the area and delving deep into local culture, students will tour local attractions, be involved in the local AFS volunteer team, and be able to take part in a number of cultural activities.

  • Fee structure: INR 2,05,320 +Airfare +Visa
  • Application Deadline: 10th September 2019
  • Program Dates: November 1 -17, 2019

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Sustainability and Social Innovation Program in London

The course aims to empower young future leaders with theoretical and practical knowledge of one of the most important areas of corporate, governmental and social focus today. Based in the UK, a country taking a lead in sustainable development policy and social innovation, students will develop academic rigour and in-depth practical insight into not only how the ‘real world’ currently works but how it can work better. We are also proud to announce 2 partial scholarships for this program of INR 45,000 each. The scholarship will be conferred to 2 students on the first-come-first-served basis of a member school of the new cycle.

  • Program Dates: 9th November – 30th November 2019
  • Program Fees: INR 2,17,000 + INR 45,000 + 18% GST (Program fees+ Admin Charges+ GST)
  • Age Criteria: Between 16 to 18 years
  • Application Deadline: 5th September’ 2019

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2019 AFS Global Conference: 9 – 11 October 2019 IN Montreal, Canada

Active Global Citizenship—and How to Educate for It

Together, let’s make global competence education a reality for young people everywhere.

Collaborate with doers, thinkers and funders working on viable solutions to empower more active global citizens who will change the world.

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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.

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Annual Report 2018 | Developing Active Global Citizens Since 2005

Annual Report 2018 is a comprehensive report on activities, events, meet, programs etc. throughout the preceding year (Sep 2017 to Nov 2018). We’re thankful to our volunteers, schools & other stakeholders for their commitment and hard work towards advancing the mission of the AFS. Many thanks for wonderful 2018, and we look forward to your continued and renewed support, love and commitment in 2019.
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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

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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.

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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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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 - 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

“I think AFS gave me a lot of new endeavors. If you participate with AFS, you will see many things that you can’t see in Thailand or in your home country. You will become more confident and make your parents proud of you. You will know your host country better when you visit there instead of just viewing photos from the internet. You will know exactly how they live and their lifestyle instead of just listening from other people. A year before, I used to sit in an assembly while there were presenting about AFS.”

— Student in India from Thailand

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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

“If I talk about the impact of this [regional volunteer exchange] program, I’m sure that along with learning a lot of intercultural values and ideas, I also came to know about how everyone is so similar to each other even after belonging to different states, cities, and religions. We paid a visit to GCIS school and the principal told us how impactful the AFS programs are in connecting a local school to a global platform in numerous ways. The exchange was only for a week but it gave a lot of learning. It was very tough to believe that we all will be sharing such good lifelong bonds with each other being from various states. It made me believe that “if you are good, the world will always be good with you.

— 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

August 16 to August 18, 2019

The seminar is open for new and seasoned board members from AFS countries. It will include:

  • Discuss and share different approaches to governance and board structures in AFS organizations;
  • Address concrete challenges faced by AFS boards (e.g. strategic planning, generative thinking, co-opting Board members, and working with & evaluating Partner Directors);
  • Explore practical skills and tools necessary for AFS board members (efficiency, communication, ensuring motivation, stakeholder management etc.);
  • Provide space for networking and peer exchange between board members from different countries.