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We provide extraordinary intercultural learning opportunities

Forget your comfort zone, become a global citizen with AFS

Whether you are in high school, at a university or jump-starting your career, AFS has the right program for you! Go to school, learn another language or check out our cultural internships and volunteer abroad opportunities. Host families and volunteers are waiting to help make your intercultural learning experience the best time of your life.

Study abroad with AFS

Explore a planet full of possibilities

“I’m normally a shy person, but here it’s kind of impossible. Every day at school, I interacted with Indian kids who were curious about American culture and my reason for coming to India. At home, I would be telling my mom about my day in broken Hindi sentences. I used to be hesitant in speaking Hindi because kids would always giggle and give pointed looks to each other. You quickly learn not to be sensitive to forward-sounding remarks because it’s only by realizing your flaws and that you can improve.”

– By Rachel Marie Dinh from USA to India

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Scholarships & Discounts

AFS is committed to helping young people to go abroad regardless of their financial situation. That’s why AFS works with corporate and community sponsors and individual donors to help finance AFS programs through full and partial scholarships.

Learn more about scholarships

Welcome a new family member

Host an AFSer

Expose your family to a world outside of their own by helping an international student achieve her global dreams. Explore a new culture and share your family life and traditions.

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India: Mother of All Cultures by Sasha Diez from Argentina

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Being Indian by Aymeric Perrin from France

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Welcome Change by Yasemin Yur from Turkey

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My Second Home by Maria Nadal Fernandez from Dominican Republic

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India Means Change by Jose Alejandro Navarrete Lanner from Colombia

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India - A Great Experience by Francesca Giacco from Italy

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Experience your world through the eyes of a young person from another country

“Our journey with AFS continues, and will continue….and we wish more and more people embrace the cultures of not only other countries, but within India. It has been an amazing connecting with AFS since last 2 years, and we do think it is an excellent opportunity for those connected with AFS to understand themselves, their own family and families of the world. We feel blessed to be an AFS family!”

—Manish Kothari, Natural Family of AFS Exchange Student, Nandita Kothari & Host Family of Davide (Italy) & Yuma (Japan)

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Ready to change the world?

Volunteer for AFS

Explore your potential and pick from a choice of roles and flexible schedules. Benefit from our exceptional volunteer training program, develop your leadership skills and help others learn how to live together.

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Engaging with my community; meeting people from around the world

“Not only did AFS gave us an opportunity to do good for the community, it also taught us how to come together and become a family, work together; and to collaborate with each other, to make friends with whoever comes our way and to cherish those moments  for life. I learnt what it is to meet new people to share life experiences and to accept everyone the way they are and to always look for something new and more interesting in life. ”

—Ambika Ahuja, AFS India volunteer 

Volunteer with AFS

Discover our innovative learning journeys

AFS Education

Learn how AFS helps people of all ages and backgrounds develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to connect to diverse people, succeed in a global economy and help make a positive impact on the world.

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Creating global citizens, empowering changemakers

These days you don’t have to go far to find an AFSer making a difference in local communities, across industries or at the forefront of an important international issue or social cause. 

How AFS prepares Global Citizens

AFS India Events

A new opportunity for all the volunteers who have or want to develop an increased sense of social responsibility by giving back and helping others. We’re planning to have a Community Service Trip to Indore where we’re inviting all the volunteers who want to contribute their talent, time & efforts to making a difference in the community.

This year, we’re doing this Service Trip to celebrate International Volunteers Day at a National Level to provide a platform for engagement for all who are keen on contributing to the development and people to shape the sustainable development agenda.

Here are the details of Community Service Trip: 


Indore, Madhya Pradesh (Villages nearby)


18th to 23rd December, 2017 (18th being Arrival and 23rd being Departure) Total working days are 4.