AFS makes impact three ways

We develop active global citizens of all ages through intercultural learning to take action in their communities and around the world.

We globalize schools & Institutions by supporting and equipping educators and others to deliver effective intercultural learning programs that build global competence

We expand access to intercultural education through community outreach and scholarships to ensure more people from diverse and underserved communities benefit from AFS programs.

AFS Board Chair Dr. Vishakha Desai discussed the urgency of intercultural understanding at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)

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AFS Global Conference on Global Competence

AFS convenes more than 450 leading educators, researchers, business leaders and policymakers to push for more global competence education at a time when “globalism” is under attack, and nationalism is on the rise.

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AFS Annual Report

In 2017, world events compelled AFS to adopt an urgent new agenda that addressed this major challenge:

How can AFS best promote our learning-to-live-together agenda when nations are closing borders, communities are more divided and access to basic education opportunities remains problematic?

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