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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    Strengthening Virtual Exchange: AFS’s Research Results

    The pandemic has catapulted the use of virtual education and exchange to the mainstream. But do virtual exchanges really work? Relatively little research has been done in this emerging area,…
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    AFS and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Deliver Impact with Intercultural Exchange Scholarships for Greek High School Students

    For the third year in a row, AFS Intercultural Programs is proud to launch scholarship opportunities for Greek students to participate in intercultural exchange programs abroad, supported by the Stavros…
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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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    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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    Connecting for Global Change at the 2021 Ideathon

    How can we create sustainable solutions for a more just and peaceful world? The 2021 AFS Global Ideathon gathered 350 people from 70 countries and 16 time zones to tackle…
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    New free resources for teachers to foster global competence

    World Teachers’ Day, celebrated annually on October 5, is a perfect opportunity to thank teachers for their hard work, and offer resources to support them in the future. AFS collaborates…

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