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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Working together to achieve impact three ways

We believe that a just and peaceful world is only possible when the global community respects diversity, embraces inclusiveness and works together to address the world's most pressing challenges.
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Impact Goal #1

We develop active global citizens to take action

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Impact Goal #2

We globalize schools and institutions with tools and programs

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Impact Goal #3

We expand access to intercultural education with scholarships and outreach.

“The role and responsibility of global educators is to increase participation using all forms of intercultural learning and global engagement. We need more active global citizens, if we want to solve the world’s challenges and if we want to advance as societies.”

— DANIEL OBST, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF AFS INTERCULTURAL PROGRAMS

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