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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.
Help AFS create change!
“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
Colombian Changemaker Wins Inaugural $10,000 AFS Prize for Young Global CitizensAFS also recognizes other outstanding individuals and organizations for advancing intercultural understanding October 31, 2019 — Luisa Fernanda Romero…
Are we there yet? The State of Global Competence Education2019 AFS Global Conference on Active Global Citizenship—and How to Educate for It (9-11 October 2019 in Montreal, Canada) featured…
Growing a global competence coalition at the 2019 AFS Global ConferenceWhat will it take to provide young changemakers with the global skills they need to make the world a better…
Welcoming a New Generation of Global Citizens Back into Schoolsby Daniel Obst, President & CEO of AFS Welcome to the new school year to students and teachers in many…
AFS Expands Exchange Programs that Address Global ChallengesAFS continues to find new ways to transform short exchange programs into content rich learning labs for young active global…
AFS Launches New Scholarship Program for Greek High School Students to Study Abroad with Support from Stavros Niarchos FoundationGrant funding also supports opening a permanent AFS organization in Greece The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has awarded a $525,000 grant to AFS…