Bring the world to your classroom and expose your students to intercultural exercises and experiences!


AFS transforms lives through experiential learning, working with teachers and students to expand understanding between people, countries and cultures worldwide.

The program offers an opportunity to observe and teach in a local school and in a new culture. Teachers are provided with equal opportunity to share your own personal culture, language and teaching experiences.

By taking up this amazing opportunity, you will gain great professional development experience as a result of learning new teaching methods and creating new teaching resources.

Available Educators Exchange Programs

The New Zealand Educators Program Outline:

  • Visit a minimum of two different schools during the Program. As a participant, you will spend the weekdays in a classroom working with a teacher and observing junior levels.
  • Experience unique opportunities by being fully involved; working with students over several classes, where you can observe and work with students and gain insights into teaching practices by New Zealand trained teachers.
  • The 2-week program will include part homestay and part hotel accommodation. It consists of school visits, community pot lucks and meetings, sightseeing, cultural visits, an interview with the media and of course, shopping! There will be a chance to present and teach in some of the classes.
  • Experience New Zealand culture by visiting pre-school and Maori immersion classrooms. Where arrangements can be made, you will visit a Teacher Resource Centre and have other meetings arranged that fit with your goals for the program. For example, visiting sports groups, Universities or a College of Education.
  • Be hosted by an AFS host family and receive full support through the AFS National Office.
  • Participate in cultural events and local AFS activities if these coincide with your trip

How much does it cost?
RM 15,000. Fee includes international travel and medical insurance. Pocket money / Personal allowances are on your own.

When do I have to apply? 
Closing deadline: 30 April 2018

How do I apply?
To apply, download the  Educators Program 2018 application form