To engage Malaysians to embrace our differences and celebrate our commonalities through committed volunteerism for a united Malaysia.


To be a leader in Intercultural Learning and to create future leaders through intercultural learning and understanding

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The AFS Effect

AFS programs foster transformation that lasts a lifetime. Today’s exchange students are tomorrow’s changemakers: diplomats; thought leaders; influencers in the international business and non-profit communities. Every new exchange student is another global citizen in progress—an individual primed to help build a more just and peaceful world.

And the impact doesn’t stop with the students. Host families’ lives are transformed by new members from across the globe and host communities gain greater cultural diversity.


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Our History

AFS began as a volunteer ambulance corps created in 1915. We started as a wartime humanitarian aid organization into a groundbreaking international secondary school exchange, volunteer, and intercultural learning organization with a bold mission: to help build a more peaceful world by promoting understanding among cultures.

Over 60 years later, AFS Malaysia continues to respond to the needs of an increasingly complex world, offering programs abroad in 40+ countries and hosting international students from more than 80 countries. True to the spirit of our founders, these life-changing intercultural learning programs are made possible by the dedicated work of our AFS Volunteers.

Annual Report & Finances

Annual Reports from: 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 | 2014 

Our Annual Reports are audited by T. Bernard & Company


AFS Malaysia is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with the Registry of Societies (ROS) under the Societies Act 1966. Registration Number: 760316-M.

With ROS, our registered name is Yayasan AFS Antarabudaya Malaysia.


Our governance in AFS Malaysia is bounded by our Consitution.

Download our AFS Malaysia Constitution here