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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    600+ Scholarships for Changemakers Worldwide

    Addressing global sustainability challenges requires engaging diverse young people in every corner of the world. To this end, the AFS Global STEM Changemakers Initiative aims to provide immersive learning experiences…
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    Being an Exchange Student is a Life-Changing Adventure of Self-Discovery: Anders Adlercreutz, Minister and AFS Alumni from Finland

    AFS alumni are making an impact across industries, at the forefront of important international issues and social causes, and Anders Adlercreutz from Finland is a proud member of this global…
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    AFS Impact on Leadership: Guatemala’s New President and Vice President Share AFS Connections

    Guatemala welcomed its new president, Bernardo Arévalo, and vice president, Karin Herrera, who officially began their presidential term for 2024-2028 this January. AFSers around the world were thrilled to discover…
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    AFS Launches Exchange and Scholarship Programs for Vietnamese Youth to Study Abroad

    AFS Intercultural Programs is bringing its educational programs to Vietnam. Starting in 2024, Vietnamese high school students will be able to apply for study abroad and virtual exchange programs in…
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    150 Scholarships Available to Secondary School Teachers Anywhere in the World

    AFS Intercultural Programs is excited to open applications for the AFS Effect+ for the Classroom program from December 11, 2023 – January 15, 2024. 150 scholarships for high school teachers…
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    Shaping the Values and Behavior of Global Citizens through Intercultural Exchanges

    by Eunice Neta, Program Policy & Support Consultant, AFS Intercultural Programs What is the impact of intercultural exchange programs on young people’s values and behavior? Are such experiences teaching them…

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