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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    PISA shows Teacher Attitudes, Activities In- and Outside Classrooms Impact Student Global-mindedness

    In upending education systems worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic shines a stark light on how necessary it is for young people to be able to navigate interconnected, interdependent realities. The newest…
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    Young Global Citizen from Bangladesh Wins 2020 AFS Prize

    Shah Chowdhury from Bangladesh with the Project Trishna won the annual AFS Prize for Young Global Citizens for empowering communities through safe water access and ensuring safe water as a basic…
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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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    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 changemakers from 22 countries take part in virtual bp Global STEM Academy

    110 scholars from 22 countries are participating in the first-ever virtual edition of the bp Global STEM Academies. The Academies, which are typically four-week in-person programs in Brazil, Egypt, India…
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    AFS Announces Two New Board Members: Regina Honu and Helmut Schuster

    AFS Intercultural Programs welcomes two new members to the Board of Trustees: Regina Honu, social entrepreneur from Ghana, and Helmut Schuster, business consultant based in the UK. They will serve…

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“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.”