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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    Practicing How to Live and Work Together in the Classroom

    by Ana Carolina Cassiano, Head of Education Development at AFS Intercultural Programs Education and training are central to equip youth with skills, including 21st century essential & lifelong global skills,…
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    Holding ourselves accountable: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at AFS International

    From the AFS International Team    In June of last year, the team at AFS International issued a statement on what we were learning from the Black Lives Matter Movement. …
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    Two Hundred Colombian Educators to Global Up with AFS

    Two hundred Colombian educators will be developing their global competence through the Global Up programs thanks to a new partnership between AFS Colombia and the Institute of Educational Credit and…
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    How to Global Up Your Institution

    Leaders from Higher-Education, Government and Mobility organizations share their experiences using the AFS Global Up    Over the past year, the use of technology and online learning for education at…
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    Inspiring Young Global Citizens to Tackle the SDGs

    Educating young people to become global citizens is crucial, and it matters for building a sustainable future.     “An educator should not only transform information into knowledge and critical awareness,…
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    2021 Janus – A. Piatt Andrew: Our Founding Global Citizen

    by Daniel Obst, President & CEO, AFS Intercultural Programs Throughout the pandemic, the staff and volunteers of AFS have drawn inspiration from our brave founders, the AFS ambulance drivers. As we continue…

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