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The world needs more Active Global Citizens: AFS helps create them.

Our vision at AFS is to ensure a more peaceful, just, equitable and sustainable future. To ensure such a future, the world needs more Active Global Citizens: people whose informed, compassionate, and ethical compass drives them to lead lives and make decisions that contribute to a better world.

Through our Programs, Education initiatives, Volunteerism and Advocacy efforts, AFS helps create Active Global Citizens.

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    New Educational Framework Centers on Developing Active Global Citizens

    AFS Intercultural Programs is pleased to announce the release of the Framework for Active Global Citizenship, focused on fostering the abilities needed for navigating a globally interconnected society and contributing…
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    AFS Unveils Bold New Network Strategy 2024-2028: Empowering Active Global Citizenship

    AFS, a leading international education and exchange organization, is proud to announce the launch of its refreshed Network Strategy for 2024-2028. This comprehensive strategy reflects AFS’s reinforced commitment to fostering…
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    AFS Launches Programs in Vietnam; Awards Scholarships to Outstanding High School Students

    Twelve Vietnamese high school students have been selected to join the AFS high school study abroad programs in China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, and Thailand starting in the second semester…
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    Being an Exchange Student is a Life-Changing Adventure of Self-Discovery: Anders Adlercreutz, Minister and AFS Alumni from Finland

    AFS alumni are making an impact across industries, at the forefront of important international issues and social causes, and Anders Adlercreutz from Finland is a proud member of this global…
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    Scaling Global Competence: New AFS Study Highlights Success of Virtual Exchanges for Teens

    Young people advance their global competence when participating in virtual exchange, according to the latest AFS research study. This research and report is funded by the Stevens Initiative, which is…
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    75 Scholarships for Young Changemakers in Australia & New Zealand

    Addressing global sustainability challenges requires engaging diverse young people in every corner of the world. To this end, AFS is proud to unveil 75 full scholarships for the AFS Global…

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