Our aim is to transform education systems around the world to be 21st century ready and help learners meet the Global Goals by incorporating intercultural learning and global competence development for all learners alongside literacy, numeracy and STEM. We do this through advocacy, research, training and educational programs that advance understanding, leadership and collaboration across differences.

Global UP

Global UP is a blended learning tool that builds global competence and the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world. The program is available in 7 languages and independent research (Purdue University) demonstrates the program’s effectiveness. Find out more or contact Linda Stuart.

The AFS Effect+ Program

The AFS Effect+ Programs help young people become active global citizens in their own communities by introducing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how they can work together to help advance them. The Effect+ for the Classroom equips educators with the intercultural skills needed to address the SDGs with their students through a virtual teacher-tailored training, thanks to the support from The Sir Cyril Taylor Foundation. Find out more or contact Ana Carolina Cassiano

AFS Events

Meet AFS experts and active global citizens at events, symposiums or conferences. Discover upcoming events and learn more about the webinars, conferences and gatherings we’ve organized in the past. Explore AFS events.

Intercultural Learning for AFS and Friends

Intercultural Learning for AFS & Friends is a series of short, insightful articles on important intercultural topics featuring AFS’s point of view. There are intended for anyone who either is or would like to become involved with the AFS mission. Download the materials here.

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Our strategic partners include the Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development (OECD) and Teach for All.