AFS response to COVID-19
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This pandemic has made it clear that we are all interconnected. We are proud of our students for showing strength, courage, and solidarity: you are true global citizens, you give us hope.
(Daniel Obst, President and CEO of AFS Intercultural Programs)
Our Global Presence
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New Global AFS Alumni Report: AFSers are more globally minded and socially aware.
Explore our new, global research report, Creating Global Citizens: The AFS Effect, focusing on the impact of an AFS exchange on life and career. This report is the first large-scale, global survey of the AFS alumni community based on responses from over 10,500 former AFS participants across 80 countries.
AFS delivers mission-driven impact three ways
We develop active global citizens to take action
We globalize schools and institutions with tools and programs
We expand access to intercultural education with scholarships and outreach.
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“Broadening the perspectives of our next generation of leaders and empowering them to communicate, negotiate and collaborate across differences is mission critical if we want to combat the rising tide of intolerance we see everywhere.”
— DANIEL OBST, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF AFS INTERCULTURAL PROGRAMS
Update on the AFS Response to COVID-19AFS Intercultural Programs is closely monitoring the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures and actions by global health experts…
AFS suspends current hosting activities in Italy due to COVID-19 outbreakAs a trusted leader in intercultural exchange, nothing is more important to us than protecting the safety and wellbeing of…
AFS suspends current hosting activities in China and Hong Kong due to coronavirus outbreakAs a trusted leader in intercultural exchange, nothing is more important to us than protecting the safety and wellbeing of…
AFS Partners with Mitsubishi Corporation to Promote Cultural Exchange and Global CitizenshipMitsubishi Corporation to award 200 scholarships to Japanese high school students Mitsubishi Corporation has committed to award a total…
OECD’s PISA Global Competence Assessment Results to be announced at the AFS Global ConferenceThe 2020 AFS Global Conference is set to host the worldwide launch of the results of the Programme for International…
AFS Explores Meaningful Sustainability for its Student Exchange ProgramsBy Andrea Kutsenkow, AFS Archives Consultant In 2020, what is AFS’ responsibility to address the carbon impact of the travel…