Explore the world from home, make new friends and experience new cultures. With this one-of-a-kind online program you will learn about connecting with people across cultures and become part of a global community. Choose from more than 20 start dates in 2021.
Explore AFS Global You Programs
AFS Global You Adventurer
AFS Global You Changemaker
Change the world, become part of a global community, and learn about social innovation with two world-class organizations! This program will teach you the tools you need to create your social impact project and become a Global Changemaker, no matter where you are. It was developed by AFS in partnership with the Center for Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League institution. There are 4 program start dates in 2021: April, June, September and November.
GLOBAL UP with the AFS Global Competence Certificate Program
The AFS Global Competence Certificate (GCC) is a blended learning program that develops tangible global skills essential to live, work, and make a real social impact around the world.
Global Up with a unique program that develops essential & lifelong global “power skills”: collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, cross-cultural communication, open-mindedness & flexibility.
The [GCC] modules have helped me to test myself in every situation and see through it more clearly
“The modules have helped me to test myself in every situation and see through it more clearly. Would definitely recommend all my fellow friends around the globe to positively try this. To add – Choices, Chances and Changes are the basic reminders of life… We need to make a CHOICE, to take a CHANCE, otherwise, our life will never CHANGE”
— Dolly Chandhoke, Jodhamal Public School, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, GCC @ Home participant.
Connect with peers from all around the world.
Join a global community of AFS Global Citizens.
Gain 21st century skills that will help your future studies and career.
Earn a Certificate that will help you stand out.
Begin making a difference in the world.
Learn to see the world through different eyes without leaving your home.
Decades of experience + partnership with fellow experts
AFS has been transforming lives and developing active global citizens through our intercultural education programs for over 75+ years. For the AFS Global You Changemaker program we partnered with the University of Pennsylvania’s (Penn) Center for Social Impact Strategy (CSIS), an Ivy League University and one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world.
Information for parents
Help your teen gain valuable skills while having a fun and productive time, unleash their creativity, develop a social impact project and join the global AFS community. Trust AFS to help them build lifelong ties in an international community while developing key 21st century competencies.
Participants in AFS online programs receive a Certificate to help them stand apart, and prepare them for their future studies and work. Plus, your child will be eligible for a discount on future study abroad with AFS.