Kia ora!

Welcome to the one stop shop for student exchanges. AFS NZ has been doing exchanges since 1947 and provides a wraparound service, before, during and after exchanges. AFS is a member of the NZ Council of Intercultural Exchanges and an approved NZ Ministry of Education provider.

Early Bird discount open now! 

Book your trip of a lifetime before March 31st and get $1,000 off the ten month programme and $500 off the five month programme!

Think Italy! Spain! Brazil! Canada! New experiences, family and friends, so don’t miss out! Contact Hedi today via text: 022 639 0560 or call: 0800 300 600 or email:

Want to take control of your life & see the world? (for students!...)

Right, so it's 2015 already, time to start thinking about your AFS student exchange.
So probably best to check out this video of a current student having a great time in Italy. (That's right Italy!)

So, where do you want to go? Click here to fill in an inquiry form!

We want to give YOU the opportunity! Explore our website and if you have ANY questions text
022 639 0560 or call 0800 600 300. You can also check out another video below to see what our other AFS students think about going on an exchange!!

And if you have any questions...

We'll can answer them all and help you decide where to go, get you ready, remind you to pack your tooth brush, then welcome you back when you get home.

If you're thinking of a Gap Year, click here.

For Parents

We know it's a big decision to send your child on an exchange, so we're not just talking the talk, we're walking the walk; many of our staff have sent their children on exchanges and some of our staff are returnees. An AFS student exchange is an opportunity for your child to spread their wings, experience travel and other cultures.

It will give them life long experiences as well as opening up opportunities in education and future employment. By supporting your child to do an exchange you're allowing them to develop as people and it's a gift that will last a life time.

                        "My AFS year was the single most influential experience of my life. I would say to                                           anyone, don't think twice about it, because the advantages will be with you                                                   for life."  Peter Williams, Broadcaster

AFS provides a wrap around service, before, during and after your childs exchange. While some providers sign students in NZ and pass them to other providers overseas, AFS has offices and support structures in all our partner counties. If there’s one time you want to deal with a large organisation, with a presence in every country, it’s when you’re sending your child off overseas!

AFS offers the widest range of country choices and 24/7 support which is second to none.
With no application fees, excellent predeparture, return orientation (including camps) and a focus on intercultural learning, AFS gives young people life changing travel oppportunites in a safe, supported environment.


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