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.

Connect with us to get a demonstration of the research-based, customizable and scalable AFS Global Competence Certificate (GCC) programs.
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Connect with our global community—1 million strong

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    Celebrating Volunteers at the AFS Global Meetup

    This International Volunteer Day (December 5, 2020), more than 200 AFS volunteers from around the world gathered for a global meetup—to connect with each other, exchange experiences and celebrate those…
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    Globally connected through volunteerism

    This International Volunteer Day, we say “Thank you” to all AFS volunteers who, with their efforts, commitment and dedication, make a positive contribution to society. Thank you for continuing to…
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    New Study Abroad Scholarships for Greek High Schoolers

    High schoolers from Greece can now apply to study abroad in one of 18 destinations across Europe, Asia, North America, and South America through AFS Intercultural Programs. Eight full scholarships…
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    Looking back, looking forward: AFS Global Leadership gathers for annual Network Meeting

    This past Saturday, 145 leaders from 57 AFS Network Organizations gathered virtually for the 2020 AFS Network Meeting. The gathering celebrated the strength of our global AFS community in the…
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    Young Global Citizen from Bangladesh Wins 2020 AFS Prize

    Shah Chowdhury from Bangladesh with the Project Trishna won the annual AFS Prize for Young Global Citizens for empowering communities through safe water access and ensuring safe water as a basic…
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    PISA shows Teacher Attitudes, Activities In- and Outside Classrooms Impact Student Global-mindedness

    In upending education systems worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic shines a stark light on how necessary it is for young people to be able to navigate interconnected, interdependent realities. The newest…

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