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New Global AFS Alumni Report: AFSers are more globally minded and socially aware.
Explore our new, global research report, Creating Global Citizens: The AFS Effect, focusing on the impact of an AFS exchange on life and career. This report is the first large-scale, global survey of the AFS alumni community based on responses from over 10,500 former AFS participants across 80 countries.
AFS delivers mission-driven impact three ways
We develop active global citizens to take action
We globalize schools and institutions with tools and programs
We expand access to intercultural education with scholarships and outreach.
Help AFS 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
New Global Competence in Teacher Education Project Launches with an Erasmus+ GrantAFS Intercultural Programs (AFS) and the European Federation for Intercultural Learning (EFIL) together with the University of Hull and four…
Study abroad must be supported by mentoring, another study confirmsA new study from Purdue University confirms that university students who received group mentoring through the AFS Global Competence Certificate…
2019 AFS Janus: Creating a More Just and Peaceful Worldby Daniel Obst, President & CEO of AFS Intercultural Programs Reflecting on the mission and vision of AFS, I’m always…
Study Abroad Programs Crucial in Developing Global Citizens, New Study FindsStudy abroad programs effectively prepare young people to navigate, work and volunteer in global and multicultural environments, reports a new…
Colombian Changemaker Wins Inaugural $10,000 AFS Prize for Young Global CitizensAFS also recognizes other outstanding individuals and organizations for advancing intercultural understanding October 31, 2019 — Luisa Fernanda Romero…
Are we there yet? The State of Global Competence Education2019 AFS Global Conference on Active Global Citizenship—and How to Educate for It (9-11 October 2019 in Montreal, Canada) featured…