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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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    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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    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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    Letter from an alumna: Discovering my true calling with AFS

    My name is Jamie Santos Torres, I am 18 years old and I am Guatemalan, but at the moment I am in the United States due to my university studies.…
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    600+ Scholarships for Changemakers Worldwide

    Addressing global sustainability challenges requires engaging diverse young people in every corner of the world. To this end, the AFS Global STEM Changemakers Initiative aims to provide immersive learning experiences…
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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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    Expanding the Reach of AFS through a new Global Affiliate

    Asia Exchange & Beyond Abroad (AEBA) has received the Global Affiliate status with AFS Intercultural Programs, enabling AFS to expand its impact to new countries and facilitate more intercultural exchange…

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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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