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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.
Annual Report 2018 | Developing Active Global Citizens Since 2005
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.
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
“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
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
“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
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.