AFS develops active global citizens who take action to make a positive difference where they live, study, work and volunteer.

Our study abroad, education and volunteer programs empower people of all ages and backgrounds with essential intercultural knowledge, skills and understanding.

As a leading nonprofit international education organization, we believe global competence is fundamental to building just and peaceful societies.

 

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AFS delivers mission-driven impact three ways

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We develop active global citizens to take action

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We globalize schools and institutions with tools and programs

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We expand access to intercultural education with scholarships and outreach.

“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

Introducing the AFS Global Citizen Prize for Young Leaders

The new AFS annual award recognizes one extraordinary young person (up to age 30) whose actions help create a more just, peaceful, and tolerant world. The winner will receive a US$10,000 cash prize made possible thanks to a generous AFS alumni donor.

Call for nominations opens February 2019.

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