We deliver mission-driven impact three ways

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Develop active global citizens to take action

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Globalize schools and institutions with tools and programs

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Expand access to intercultural education with scholarships and outreach

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AFS Global You™ Adventurer

Introducing a New, 100% Online, Totally Global Program for Teens

Explore our new all virtual peer-learning program, for young people anywhere in the world to develop crucial 21st century skills like increasing flexibility, coping with challenges, building empathy and more. Participants will receive the award-winning AFS Global Competence Certificate, plus, they’ll be eligible for a discount on future study abroad programs with AFS. AFS Global You Adventurer, enables young people to become Active Global Citizens.

Enrollments are open now for the next AFS Global You Adventures to start on October 13 and November 3. Partial scholarship applications are also available.

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Join us at the AFS Global Conference

The virtual AFS Global Conference will host the worldwide launch of the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Global Competence Assessment and explore their implications for students, educators, policymakers and other education stakeholders (22-23 October 2020).

THE CONFERENCE IS ORGANIZED BY AFS INTERCULTURAL PROGRAMS  IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD)
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Our Global Presence

ALUMNI

Alumni

SCHO

Scholarships

STUS

Study Abroad Participants

SCHOOLS

School Alliances

VOLS

Volunteers

FAMS

Host Families

Help us 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
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    AFS Resumes 2020 Study Abroad Programs

    While the Covid-19 pandemic continues  to make a profound impact on all aspects of life around the world, AFS is excited to announce that our 2020 study abroad programs are…
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    AFS Hackathon for Ideas Generates Solutions to Global Challenges

    More than 300 people from 70 countries participated in the AFS Global Ideathon (4-6 September) to work collaboratively on innovative ideas for addressing global challenges. Envisaged as a hackathon for…
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    Empowering Teachers to Develop Global Citizenship among High School Students

    150 teachers and close to 4,000 high school students will participate in the new AFS Effect+ in the Classroom program delivered by AFS Intercultural Programs and its national organizations in…
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    How to Foster Global Competence Online: A Facilitator’s Perspective

    “They were really new to intercultural learning and they loved it! They had so much to share, it made them have a different perspective on themselves and their own neighborhoods…
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    The Next Generation of STEM Leaders Will Be Global

    110 students receive scholarships to start their STEM and global competence education this July The bp Global STEM Academies, full scholarship study abroad programs for young people energized to solve…
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    Young Global Citizen Expands Impact Thanks to AFS Prize

    Luisa Fernanda Romero Munoz, co-founder of Get Up And Go Colombia, was awarded the first-ever 2019 AFS Prize for Young Global Citizens for advancing peacebuilding in her home country by…

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