Explore AFS Digital Programs

High-impact, educational, fun and truly global virtual programs based on decades of expertise in the field, our programs build your personal and professional changemaker mindset and skills.

Global You Adventurer

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. 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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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.

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Global Competence Certificate (GCC)

An innovative pre-departure and on-program course for study abroad, volunteering, internships, teach abroad, au pair, work and travel. The content, now available in 7 languages, is designed to meet key educational goals that help learners develop intercultural competence and deal with cultural adjustment.

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Why choose an AFS Digital Program?

  1. Connect with peers from all around the world.

  2. Join a global community of AFS Global Citizens.

  3. Gain 21st century skills that will help your future studies and career.

  4. Earn a Certificate that will help you stand out.

  5. Begin making a difference in the world.

  6. 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.

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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.