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Make new friends, learn a new language, live with a global family, and become an active global citizen! It is all about personal growth, cultural exploration, active global citizenship and belonging.

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Virtual Programs

Now you don’t have to travel to become an exchange student. Experience intercultural learning, meet peers around the world and become a Global Citizen from home! Our programs build your changemaker mindset and skills.

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YES Program

This sponsored program allows you to experience an American high school, develop leadership and community service skills that you can bring back to Malaysia. Plus, you can improve your English language skills.

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Asia Kakehashi Project

A scholarship sponsored by the Japanese government. You will attend a Japanese high school and improve your Japanese language skills. You may live with a host family or in a dormitory, while learning about Japanese culture.

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Why Study Abroad with AFS Malaysia?

AFS developed a Student Learning Journey & Curriculum that covers the exchange experience before, during and after the program. It’s designed to help students gain global skills, practice social impact and develop 21st-century competences – we call them AFS superpowers!

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AFS support students with structural and facilitated intercultural learning journeys that lead to Global Competence.


Frequently Asked Questions

Our experts compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions from curious students like yourself.

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What's Included in the AFS Malaysia Program Fee?

  • Round-trip international travel between Malaysia and your host country.
  • Travel to and from your host family’s city or town at the beginning and end of your program.
  • Comprehensive medical insurance. AFS also offers participants and their families an optional travel benefits package, administered through a third party.
  • Two iconic yellow AFS luggage tags.
  • Local language assistance where required.
  • Professional assistance with the application process.
  • Placement with a carefully selected volunteer host family who will provide you room, board, and guidance. Your host family will also arrange a way for you to get to and from your school or community service project each day.
  • Placement with a host school or community service organization. For programs that don’t include school, refer to the program description for other covered activities.
  • Orientations prior to departure and after arrival, including room and board during multi-day orientations that occur throughout the program. This may be anywhere between a few nights to a few weeks stay, depending on the program.
  • Orientation materials available prior to departure and during your exchange.
  • Arrival orientation materials in your host country.
  • Visa application information and assistance.
  • Access to a support network of AFS professional staff and trained volunteers, at home and in your host country.
  • Emergency assistance when you need it 24-hour – 7 days a week – 365 days a year.
  • Access to the international AFS Alumni network