We deliver mission-driven impact three ways


Develop active global citizens to take action


Globalize schools and institutions with tools and programs


Expand access to intercultural education with scholarships and outreach

Connect with our global community—1 million strong

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    AFS Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of High School Exchanges

    75 years ago, the first students set off on the new AFS high school exchange programs. Through the vision of our founders, AFS was transformed from a humanitarian ambulance service…
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    How AFS Creates Transformative Experiences for Your Entire Family

    by Andreza Martins, Deputy Chief Programs Officer, AFS Intercultural Programs If you have ever sat next to an AFS exchange program alumni, you probably heard them talk about that time…
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    How Intercultural Exchange Creates Global Citizens: The Story of an AFS Alumna

    Amanda Magnani is a multimedia journalist, student and life-long AFSer. Her work focuses on topics like migrations and refugees, as well as climate justice and how climate change affects people. …
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    New Zealand Global Competence Certificate Named Finalist for Two PIEoneer Awards

    Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao (ENZ), AFS Intercultural Programs and Massey University Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa have been shortlisted as finalists for the 2022 PIEoneer Awards for their…
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    150 Scholarships Awarded to Advance Global Competence & Sustainability Education

    150 young people from 15 countries have received scholarships to participate in AFS Global STEM Academies, a program that combines digital and in-person learning to help teens enrich their sustainability…
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    AFS Celebrates Effect+ Teachers and Their Students

    On June 18, 2022, AFS Intercultural Programs, in partnership with The Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation, celebrated teachers and recognised a new generation of young leaders in a virtual event. The…

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