AFS Global You™ Adventurer

A 5-week interactive virtual exchange program, open to teens (aged 14-17) anywhere in the world, to develop key 21st-century global skills and build bridges across cultures.

This is a one-of-a-kind virtual program where you will enhance your intercultural communication skills and become part of a truly global community. In addition to having fun, you’ll learn from AFS intercultural learning experts based on more than 70 years of experience running exchange programs and other education programs in more than 60 countries.


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  • How you can stand for issues you really care about and help make the world a better place
  • How to be part of a global community of people passionate about making a difference
  • What makes differences between cultures important and beautiful
  • Why we all need to build our empathy muscles
  • How to avoid jumping to conclusions
  • What to do about inequalities you encounter around you

and more!

At the end, you’ll receive the Global Competence Certificate issued by AFS acknowledging your new global skills.

Become an active global citizen.


Why should I be part of it?

Get first-hand access to an innovative experience that will start or continue your journey in global skill-building.
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Learn to see the world through different eyes without leaving your home.

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Create true connections with global peers and friends around the world.

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Open your mind to new ideas, experiences and skills.

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Join a global community of AFS Global Citizens.

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Earn your own AFS Global Competence Certificate to add to your resume, university and job applications.

Frequently Asked Questions

The program includes 20 different go-at-your-own-speed modules, which take around 16 hours to complete over 5 weeks. You will also attend 4 online facilitated dialogue sessions where you will connect with the global peers in your cohort, as well as an AFS Qualified Facilitator, to reflect on the content, exchange ideas, and participate in group discussion as you build your global competence skills.

Global You programs are flexible and designed to fit around busy schedules. You can expect to spend approximately 2-3 hours per week in the program. Once you are enrolled, we’ll survey you on your availability so that we can ensure we schedule the most optimal timeframes for you and your global peers.

Who can participate in AFS Global You™ programs?

This program is truly global! It is designed for teens just like you, from 14 to 17 years old, who are looking to embark on a new experience, with new people from around the world.

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This program is truly global! It is designed for teens just like you, from 14 to 17 years old, who are looking to embark on a new experience, with new people from around the world.

Who can participate in AFS Global You™ programs?

  • are curious,
  • would like to  create positive change in the world,
  • love meeting people from cultures totally different from your own, and
  • want to make connections with global peers in a meaningful way

Information for Parents

Help your teen have a fun and productive time. Trust AFS to help them build lifelong ties in an international community while developing key 21st century skills. They’ll also receive an award-winning AFS Global Competence Certificate to help them stand apart, prepare them for their future studies and work, and become a member of the AFS global network.

AFSers making an impact

Teens who take part in AFS programs today are leaders who go on to great things.
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Regina Agyare Honu


Tech innovator, changemaker and founder of Soronko Academy and Tech for Girls, the first coding and Human-centered design school in West Africa, was named one of the BBC 100 Women for empowering women and girls with technology skills.

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Samantha Cristoforetti

(ITALY TO USA, 1994)

The first Italian woman in space, Italian Air Force Captain Cristoforetti holds the record for the longest uninterrupted spaceflight by a European astronaut (199 days, 16 hours). A U.S. Space Camp Hall of Famer, she is spokesperson for Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut and mentors space fans @AstroSamantha on Twitter.

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Carla Bolivar Quintero


A physician on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic in Chile, a country that has the third most coronavirus cases in Latin America, says her global superpower is understanding people and using empathy to give the best care in these challenging times.

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Christine Lagarde


President of the European Central Bank, this noted antitrust and labor lawyer and longtime advocate for women’s equality has urged policymakers to reform fiscal policies, invest in infrastructure and create jobs and strengthen the role of women in the world economy.

Research-based experiential programming

Content for the Global You programs was created by AFS experts in intercultural learning and is based on more than 70 years of experience running educationally-proven exchange programs in more than 60 countries.

What other students have to say about our online programs

“The course helped me learn many things about myself, I never knew. Exposure to unique perspectives and noble thoughts of my peers were inspiring and my biggest takeaways. “No men are strange, no countries foreign” is the best expression that echoes my learning from the course.”

Participating Student from Delhi Public School, Indore

“The program makes intercultural learning so much fun and informative….The feeling of belongingness despite the different cultural backgrounds is really precious.”

Participating Student from Sanjay Ghodawat International School, Kolhapur, Maharashtra

“It is Such a good experience to know how we all can change the world for the better by knowing the right directions. I personally loved the dialogue session in which you share your views and listen to the experiences of the people from across the world. Thank you for the scholarship opportunity.”

Participating Student


Reach out to us: Shradha Roy at [email protected] or call at +91 9873-119-541; Manjula Devi at [email protected] or call at +91-8586-925-038