AFS India recently hosted the North Zone Member Schools Regional Meet at Pinegrove School, Dharampur, bringing together educators, school leaders, and students from 38 renowned schools in North India. The event aimed to foster inspiring discussions and imaginative thinking in global education. The meeting provided a platform for formal discussions and sessions, highlighting the importance of informal networking and intercultural learning. Participants had the opportunity to bond, learn, and grow personally, deepening their intercultural competence and appreciating India’s diversity.

Sessions covered various aspects of global education and AFS programs. Lt. Gen. Surendra Kulkarni conducted a leadership session, drawing inspiration from iconic leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, emphasizing kindness, self-belief, and humility.

A session on AFS programs featured alumni and a host family sharing their personal experiences, emphasizing the transformative power of intercultural exchanges. They passionately spoke about how AFS broadened their perspectives and contributed to personal and professional growth. An exciting announcement was made about the upcoming MU20 Indore Program, a collaboration between AFS India and Muniversiti Edcorp, aiming to create a scholarship fund for deserving students to experience life-changing intercultural exchanges.


The event included sessions on nurturing a global mindset, reimagining AFS, and a lecture by Mr. Jayant Krishna on creating a better youth, providing valuable insights, practical advice, and thought-provoking discussions. Participants also had the opportunity to visit local industries, including the Mohan Meakin Brewery in Kasauli and the PA Pinions Watch Factory in Dharampur, gaining insights into these sectors. The meeting concluded with a brainstorming and ideation session, discussing achievements, challenges, and future activities related to AFS programs. The ‘Roses, Thorns & Buds’ activity encouraged fruitful discussions among school leaders, educators, and students.

Overall, the AFS India Regional Meet – North Zone Member Schools successfully fostered intercultural understanding, inspired leadership, and promoted the transformative power of global education.

Participating Member Schools
1 All Saints’ College, Nainital
2 Angels Valley School, Rajpura
3 ASN Senior Secondary School, Delhi
4 Aurum The Global School, Nainital
5 Chitkara International School, Chandigarh
6 Delhi Public School, Bathinda
7 Delhi Public School, Patiala
8 Dolphin International School Pulwama
9 Ecole Globale International Girls School, Dehradun
10 Heritage School, Jammu
11 Him Academy Public School, Hiranagar
12 Him Academy Public School, Vikas Nagar
13 Invictus International School, Amritsar
14 Jindal Vidya Mandir Sholtu
15 Lotus Valley International School, Noida Extension
16 Maa Anandmayee Memorial School, Raiwala, Dehradun
17 Mahavir International School, Jammu
18 Pacific World School, Greater Noida
19 Pathways World School, Aravali, Gurgaon
20 Pinegrove School, Dharampur (Host School)
21 SelaQui International School, Dehradun
22 Sunbeam English School, Bhagwanpur
23 Sunbeam School, Lahartara, Varanasi
24 Sunbeam School, Suncity, Varanasi
25 Sunbeam School, Varuna, Varanasi
26 The British Coed High School, Patiala
27 The Chintels School Kalyanpur, Kanpur
28 The Chintels School, Ratanlal Nagar, Kanpur
29 The Doon School, Dehradun
30 The Mann School, Delhi
31 The Punjab Public School, Nabha
32 The Wisdom Global School, Haridwar
33 Unison World School, Dehradun
34 Welham Boys’ School, Dehradun
35 Welham Girls’ School, Dehradun
36 Yadavindra Public School, Mohali
37 Yadavindra Public School, Patiala
38 Daly College, Indore (Guest School from Central Zone)