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. Partial scholarship applications are also available.

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Discover the AFS Global Conference

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

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

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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Connect with our global community—1 million strong

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    New Suite of AFS Global Competence Programs to Support Higher Ed Institutions, Companies and Students

    At a time when understanding others is more important than ever but social distancing measures remain in place worldwide, AFS Intercultural Programs (AFS) is launching a new suite of programs…
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    Critical Thinking, Empathy and Responsible Collaboration Need More Focus in Education

    “Global Citizenship Education is a powerful approach in education that can empower people to recover from crises and transform their communities into peaceful and sustainable societies,” says Monika Froehler in…
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    bp Global STEM Academies: Virtual Team Projects Tackle SDGs

    The bp Global STEM Academies are full-scholarship study abroad programs for young people energized to solve some of today’s biggest global challenges
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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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    2020 Finalists of the AFS Prize for Young Global Citizens

    This annual AFS Prize recognizes one extraordinary young person for their commitment to improving the global community with a US$10,000 cash prize, participation at the AFS Global Conference, international recognition…
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    AFS Global Competence Certificate Recognized as PIEoneer of the Year Finalist

    The AFS Global Competence Certificate (GCC) Special Edition was a finalist for the PIEoneer of the Year Awards – a prestigious international recognition that celebrates innovation and achievement in international…

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