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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    Message from AFS Turkey: The Earthquake that Shook the Country

    AFS International would like to share this message from the National Director of AFS Turkey, Derya Komitoglu Kaplan. She appreciates the many expressions of support and care that she has…
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    Making a Breakthrough to a Better Future at the AFS Youth Assembly

    AFS is proud to announce the theme for the 28th Session of the AFS Youth Assembly: Young leaders from around the world will gather to make a “Breakthrough to a…
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    Global Up: An Award-Winning Virtual Exchange for a Career Boost and Global Citizenship

    Global Up programs have been designed by AFS as a special learning and development opportunity for adults around the world. This award-winning virtual exchange program gives young adults and professionals…
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    Educating Young People to Care for the World

    by Veronica Boix Mansilla, AFS Education Committee Chair, and Principal Investigator and Executive Committee member at Project Zero at Harvard Graduate School of Education We live in remarkable times. Over the…
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    Anyone, Anywhere Can Take Action: How AFS Creates the Changemakers and Volunteers of Tomorrow

    by Lucas Welter, Chief Organizational Development & Strategy Officer, AFS Intercultural Programs AFS has a vast potential for creating a positive change. We know that from our alumni. Research shows that…
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    The Future is Blended: In-Person Study Abroad Meets Virtual Exchanges

    by Efrem Fisher, Chief Programs Officer, AFS Intercultural Programs Meet any AFS alumni and there’s a good chance they will tell you that their AFS experience changed their life. Better still,…

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