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  • Africa
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  • Latin America
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Our AFS Global Prep formula is simple:

AFS Global Prep programs offer short-term, theme-based, group experiences that address issues of importance to young people while facilitating their growth as global citizens.
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Thrive in an incredible new place, unlike anything you’ve experienced so far, and create authentic connections that will last a lifetime!

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Pursue your interests, while becoming a real global citizen through an AFS structured intercultural learning program

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Leave your mark on the communities you visit and work to create a positive impact for yourself, your local community and the world.

If you want an authentic experience to fuel your passion for social change, culture, nature, or science—make friends while making a real impact through AFS Global Prep!

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What is Global Competence?

In a more interconnected world, we all must not only learn to participate but also appreciate and benefit from cultural differences

Globally competent individuals can examine local, global and intercultural issues, understand and appreciate different perspectives and worldviews, interact successfully and respectfully with others, and take responsible action toward sustainability and collective well-being.

At AFS we aim to develop responsible citizens through intentional intercultural learning, to inspire you to take action in your community and the world. Our AFS Global Prep curriculum nurture discovery and understanding of our own cultural frameworks and the appreciation cultural differences. We envision a world with more people with the intercultural skills and understanding to actively contribute to society, and create change and greater social mobility.

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