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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 have had the chance to learn about the Punjabi religion by various conversations and going to Gurdwara. I have grown to recognize the importance of spirituality and respect for all people and their beliefs from Sikhism and my family, and I think it will be one of the more important things I’ll take back with me.”

Mei Harrison , exchange student 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.

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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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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)

Host and AFSer

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

Re-entry orientation for the participants who’d be coming back to India after completing their academic yearlong program from all over the world. It is scheduled to happen from 21st to 23rd June, 2017