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

Explore new AFS programs to globalize your institution

AFS has launched a new suite of programs for universities, businesses and organizations across industries to ‘Global Up’ and develop essential skills, like collaboration, problem-solving, and cross-cultural communication, needed for personal, academic and professional development.

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Connect with our global community—1 million strong

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    AFS Exchanges Start for a New Generation of Students

    More than 5,000 high school students from 50+ countries will have started their AFS exchange program by mid-October 2021. In addition, AFS virtual educational offers are on track to reach…
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    Young People Prepared to Act for a Sustainable Future

    What should the next Youth Assembly focus on to mobilize young people to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and make a difference in their communities? On September…
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    Nominations for Outstanding AFS Volunteers Are Open

    The work of AFS is driven by the voluntary commitment of so many people. Worldwide, more than 50,000 volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are part of a movement of…
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    AFS Virtual Education Programs Expand Their Reach and Impact

    AFS virtual educational offers, such as our Global Up and Global You programs, have significantly scaled up this year through new partnerships. We are on track to reach 5,000 participants…
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    Global Up Successfully Connects 1,000 Young People from New Zealand and Abroad

    Global Up programs have empowered thousands of students, educators, and professionals across a variety of disciplines from around the world with global skills like critical thinking, cross-cultural communication, and open-mindedness. …
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    Introducing the award-winning AFS Effect+ for the Classroom: Toolkit for Educators

    Educators can now download a new free resource, recognized by UNESCO-APCEIU, for teaching Active Global Citizenship & the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for high school students: the AFS Effect+…

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