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Develop active global citizens to take action


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    Advancing our mission in 2021 and 2022: AFS Global Leadership gathers for annual Network Meeting

    More than 150 leaders representing 55 AFS Network Organizations participated in the AFS Annual Network Meeting. For the second consecutive year, the meeting was conducted virtually due to the impact…
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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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    Teens from Mexico win 2021 Award by AFS at PLURAL+ Youth Film Festival

    by Ana Carolina Cassiano, Head of Education Development, AFS Intercultural Programs Seven young filmmakers from Mexico were awarded the PLURAL+ 2021 AFS Intercultural Learning Award for their short film “We…

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