We deliver mission-driven impact three ways


Develop active global citizens to take action


Globalize schools and institutions with tools and programs


Expand access to intercultural education with scholarships and outreach

Our Global Presence

Explore new AFS programs to globalize your institution

AFS has launched a new suite of programs for universities, businesses and organizations across industries to ‘Global Up’ and develop essential skills, like collaboration, problem-solving, and cross-cultural communication, needed for personal, academic and professional development.

Connect with us to get a demonstration of the research-based, customizable and scalable AFS Global Competence Certificate (GCC) programs.
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Connect with our global community—1 million strong

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    AFS Joins Stevens Initiative Research in Virtual Exchange

    AFS Intercultural Programs has received a research grant to participate in The Stevens Initiative’s “Strengthening the Field: Catalyzing Research in Virtual Exchange.” AFS will look into the efficacy of virtual…
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    AFS and UPenn Partner to Empower Young People to Change the World

    Young people all over the world are calling for change – but do they have the skills they need to create the change they want to see? Last month, AFS…
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    Empowering Latin American Teachers to Deliver Global Education

    Educators and schools have long been demanding effective intercultural learning programs and tools that will support them in building global competence in their students. To address these growing demands, the…
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    AFS Study Abroad Programs in 2021

    AFS is excited to offer exchange programs across 50 countries in 2021. After successfully returning to in-person exchanges in the second half of 2020, we are well-prepared to run study…
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    New Study Abroad Scholarships for Greek High Schoolers

    High schoolers from Greece can now apply to study abroad in one of 18 destinations across Europe, Asia, North America, and South America through AFS Intercultural Programs. Eight full scholarships…
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    PISA shows Teacher Attitudes, Activities In- and Outside Classrooms Impact Student Global-mindedness

    In upending education systems worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic shines a stark light on how necessary it is for young people to be able to navigate interconnected, interdependent realities. The newest…

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