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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

“I strongly believe that  this was the best thing that could have happened for  my son’s future. Even from a distance in this short period I can already see marked changes in his personality. He is becoming resilient, developing a positive attitude and enhanced optimism and is able to regulate his emotions.  As a parent and as a professional I know that these qualities armed with his international experience will take Kevin a long, long way.”

 – 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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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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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

“Indians are extremely generous and that is something I really want to bring back with me. No matter if you are a perfect stranger, you will quickly and generously helped by Indians.I am convinced that this experience is making me different from other Canadian student of my age because I am learning by realistic experiment. My capacity to adapt is much more than those who did not go on an exchange.”

— Hosted Student in India

Host and AFSer

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

“I take pride in being an AFS volunteer. It has enabled me to reach out to those who are less privileged and those who are eagerly waiting to taste the sweetness of success. It has nurtured and groomed me during the course of its journey and has thus helped me visualize the BIG PICTURE. ”

— 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

 18-25 March, 2018
The YES alumni Social Entrepreneur Workshop will provide alumni with social entrepreneur project development and leadership skills. ECA training conference is for staff and volunteers involved in implementing State Department sponsored programs.18-25 March