Application Deadline Extended!

The application deadline for AFS programs has been extended to May 12, 2017!
If you have any questions or concerns about submitting your application, please contact us at [email protected] or call 0378876866

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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

We provide extraordinary intercultural learning opportunities

Explore a planet full of possibilities

“Adjectives can’t really explain how amazing it has been to be able to see life from a new perspective, how challenging it was to overcome the language barrier, or how exciting it was to try new things I’ve never thought I’d do before.”

—Sharifah Dinah Al Idrus, YPscSH15 to Chile

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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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The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program

Application for The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Program is now open. Hurry application closes April 30!

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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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Experience your world through the eyes of a young person from another country

“The cultural differences and challenges are mainly the difference between the Asian and Western mindsets and way of life and also some language barrier in the beginning but as time goes by,  we have grown accustomed to the students as they are to us and it really doesn’t become an issue anymore. At the end of our students’ stay, the cultural differences were so minor that we barely noticed them.

—Chong Wai Ping (Carmen), host mother

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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

“The biggest impact my exchange had on me was exposing me to a world of volunteering. I first started volunteering in America, and now I am still volunteering long after my exchange had ended.”

—Violacea Low, AFS Malaysia volunteer 

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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 events across the globe

Are you interested and committed in becoming an orientation facilitator?
Are you a facilitator and require a refresher course?
If you are involved in managing the AFS participants as a staff, board, volunteer, alumni, it is recommended that you attend this workshop to develop your skills further.

Why wait? Register now before 26th April 2017. https://goo.gl/forms/FcbWnmolZmI7DMpg1

Connect with AFSers from around the world!