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Develop active global citizens to take action


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    Partnering with NYU Center for Global Affairs to Empower Young Climate Entrepreneurs

    AFS is excited to announce New York University (NYU) – School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs as our official Partner for the Climate Entrepreneurship Track of the 28th…
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    Meet Mario and Marco: an AFS Global Family from Costa Rica

    Hosting an international student is not an easy task, and when you are an LGBT family living in a country that is still quite conservative, it can be even more…
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    When Gray Area is a Good Thing: Developing Global Readiness Through Ambiguity

    By Sean Reilly, Director of Program Development, AFS Intercultural Programs & Molly Stern, Global Up Manager, AFS Intercultural Programs This article was originally published in Diversity Abroad’s Global Impact Exchange…
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    Educating Young People to Care for the World

    by Veronica Boix Mansilla, AFS Education Committee Chair, and Principal Investigator and Executive Committee member at Project Zero at Harvard Graduate School of Education We live in remarkable times. Over the…
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    Anyone, Anywhere Can Take Action: How AFS Creates the Changemakers and Volunteers of Tomorrow

    by Lucas Welter, Chief Organizational Development & Strategy Officer, AFS Intercultural Programs AFS has a vast potential for creating a positive change. We know that from our alumni. Research shows that…
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    The Future is Blended: In-Person Study Abroad Meets Virtual Exchanges

    by Efrem Fisher, Chief Programs Officer, AFS Intercultural Programs Meet any AFS alumni and there’s a good chance they will tell you that their AFS experience changed their life. Better still,…

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