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Develop active global citizens to take action


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    Continued Efforts to Be a More Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Organization

    Following Juneteenth—a U.S. holiday which celebrates the notice to the slaves of Texas that they were now free individuals—and as we approach the end of what many countries observe as…
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    AFS Janus: Host Families, The Bedrock of AFS Programs for 75 Years

    When former AFS Ambulance Drivers first decided to start exchange programs 75 years ago, they were inspired by their experiences of running a humanitarian operation in the two World Wars.…
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    AFS Volunteer Becomes a Member of the UN DGC Civil Society Youth Representatives Steering Committee

    We are thrilled to announce that AFS volunteer and Youth Assembly Ambassador Dana Al Anzy has joined the UN Department of Global Communication’s (DGC) Civil Society Youth Representatives Steering Committee…
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    AFS Listed as Finalist for Three PIEoneer Awards

    For a third year in a row, a program delivered by AFS Intercultural Programs has been shortlisted for The PIEoneer Awards, a prestigious recognition for innovation and achievement in global…
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    AFS Partners with the Permanent Mission of Malta to the UN and President of the UN General Assembly for the International Youth Day Celebration

    AFS Intercultural Programs is pleased to announce the Permanent Mission of Malta to the United Nations as the lead endorser for the celebration of International Youth Day at the opening…
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    AFS Renews Collaboration with Stevens Initiative on Virtual Exchange Research

    Demand for virtual exchange programs continues to surge. A new study, to be conducted by AFS Intercultural Programs, will focus on the effectiveness of virtual exchanges in developing global competence…

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