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

Our Global Presence

Connect with our global community—1 million strong

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    Global Citizenship Education Cannot Be Left to Chance

    “Global citizenship is not about stamps in passports, it’s about understanding our interdependence and our shared responsibility for our local communities and the world,” said Daniel Obst, President & CEO…
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    Virtual Exchange Effectively Fosters Global Competence, a New AFS Study Finds

    Virtual exchanges have a meaningful immediate impact on the development of global competence among high-school aged youth around the world, according to the latest study by AFS Intercultural Programs. The…
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    Young People Prepared to Act for a Sustainable Future

    What should the next Youth Assembly focus on to mobilize young people to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and make a difference in their communities? On September…
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    Role of Exchanges: Navigating Conflicting Values and Bridging Divides

    Intercultural exchanges, like the ones offered by AFS, often lead young people to re-examine their values and even adopt some new ones based on their experiences abroad. That is why…
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    AFS Staff Gather for a Week of Learning, Team Building and Fun

    The first ever AFS Staff Learning Week (October 25-29, 2021) was an exciting and productive milestone for our global team. Over the course of 5 days, 400 AFS staff from 50…
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    7 Reasons Why Virtual Exchange Programs for High School Students Make An Impact

    Virtual exchanges are changing the education landscape and becoming a rapidly growing educational practice. They enable meaningful encounters to create a deep impact of intercultural exchange, combined with the broad…

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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.”

— DANIEL OBST, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF AFS INTERCULTURAL PROGRAMS
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