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

Our Global Presence

Connect with our global community—1 million strong

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    AFS Global Meetup Celebrates Voluntarism

    The AFS Global Volunteer Meetup held on International Volunteer Day, December 5, 2021, was an opportunity to celebrate the incredible work AFS volunteers do every day to advance our mission…
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    AFS Announces New International Board of Trustees Chair and Members

    AFS Intercultural Programs has elected Amalie Ferdinand (Denmark) as new Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Makiko Haraga (Japan) as the Vice-Chair. They will bring in their extensive experience…
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    Global Citizenship Education Cannot Be Left to Chance

    “Global citizenship is not about stamps in passports, it’s about understanding our interdependence and our shared responsibility for our local communities and the world,” said Daniel Obst, President & CEO…
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    Virtual Exchange Effectively Fosters Global Competence, a New AFS Study Finds

    Virtual exchanges have a meaningful immediate impact on the development of global competence among high-school aged youth around the world, according to the latest study by AFS Intercultural Programs. The…
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    Role of Exchanges: Navigating Conflicting Values and Bridging Divides

    Intercultural exchanges, like the ones offered by AFS, often lead young people to re-examine their values and even adopt some new ones based on their experiences abroad. That is why…
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    AFS Headquarters Move to a New Office with Familiar Mementos

    by Andrea Kutsenkow, Archival Consultant, AFS Intercultural Programs The headquarters of AFS Intercultural Programs, which coordinates and leads the work of our global network, has started calling a new office…

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