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Volunteer Exchange Program to Switzerland, Hungary, Mexico, Brazil & Czech Republic
Interested in being part of Interntional Volunteer Exchange? Apply today to be part of a different culture & traditions, to see the world from different perspective, make new friends and to discover yourself!
Volunteer Exchange to Switzerland
The land of Alps. Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in western-Central Europe, and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura. While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately eight million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centers Zürich and Geneva. The volunteer exchange program will take place in Zurich. Swiss culture is characterized by diversity, which is reflected in a wide range of traditional customs.
Hosting in India -25th September-9th October, 2017
Sending by India-9th October- 22nd October, 2017
Volunteer Exchange to Hungary
Hungary is one of the 15 most popular tourist destinations in the world, with a capital regarded as one of the most beautiful in the world. Despite its relatively small size, Hungary has numerous World Heritage Sites, UNESCO Biosphere reserves, the second largest thermal lake in the world (Lake Hévíz), the largest lake in Central Europe (Lake Balaton), and the largest natural grassland in Europe (Hortobágy). Hungary has a rich folk crafts tradition, for example: embroidery, decorated pottery and carvings. Hungary has a rich and colorful literature with many poets and writers although not many are known abroad due to the limited prevalence of the Hungarian language. Some noted authors include Sándor Márai and Imre Kertész, who have been gaining acclaim in recent decades
Hosting in India– September 25 – October 8, 2017
Sending by India– April 14-27, 2018
Volunteer Exchange to Mexico
Known as Architectural Wonders, Mexico is a country between the U.S. and Central America that’s known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts and jungles. Ancient ruins such as Teotihuacán and the Mayan city of Chichén Itzá are scattered throughout the country, as are Spanish colonial-era towns. In capital Mexico City, upscale shops, renowned museums and gourmet restaurants cater to modern life. AFS India hosted 12 volunteers from AFS Mexico at Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Baroda Chapter. The hosting at Mexico is deemed to happen in January/February 2018.
Hosting by India-February, 2017 (Already completed)
Sending from India– 27th January-10th February, 2018
Volunteer Exchange to Brazil
Brazil, a vast South American country, stretches from the Amazon Basin in the north to vineyards and massive Iguaçu Falls in the south. Sprawling across half of South America, Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world. White-sand beaches, tropical islands, music-filled metropolises and charming colonial towns are dotting its 7,500 km (4,600 mi) long coastline. Inland, Brazil tourist attractions consist of imposing waterfalls, wetlands filled with wildlife, and the untouched wilderness of the Amazon rainforest where several isolated tribes still live without any contact with the rest of the world.
Hosting in India– Feb-March, 2018
Sending by India– August 2018
EVA Program to Czech Republic
The volunteer exchange program is giving an opportunity to the Host Mothers to meet their peers from the beautiful country of Czech Republic. The country is known for its ornate castles, native beers and long history. Prague, the capital, is home to grand 9th-century Prague Castle, a preserved medieval old town and statue-lined Charles Bridge.
Hosting in India– Between 27th November- 17th December, 2017
Sending by India-May/June, 2018
- One has to be a registered volunteer and active – both at local level and/or national level for past 1-2 year.
- Should be willing to take part in both hosting and sending of the Volunteer Exchange Program
- Preference will be given to those who have not participated in any exchange program earlier
- One has to continue being active in the chapter for a minimum of 1 year after attending this Volunteer Exchange Program
- Should have filled “AFS and You form”.
- Should have decent English speaking skills.
The volunteer is responsible for all the expenses which include travel, visa and other incidental costs.
AFS India is happy to provide scholarship opportunities to deserving applicants.*