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.

Want to take control of your life? (for students!...)

Right, so it's term four already! Time to start thinking about next year and your AFS student exchange!

So do you want to spread your wings? Work out who you are and take control of your life? Live overseas for a few months, or a year? Experience a new culture? Make new friends? Do something epic? Explore the world? Try a school overseas? Well, now's the time! But you might have some questions...

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

Click here to fill in an Inquiry Form. (Please remember, for departures between January and March of 2015, applications must be received by mid-September. So take action now and get started on your application!)

So, now’s the time! We want to give YOU the opportunity! Explore the website and if you have ANY questions text 022 639 0560 or call 0800 600 300. Check out the video below to see what our current AFS students think about going on an exchange!!

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

For Parents

We know it's a big decision to send a 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. 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.


Click here to view a list of AFS Chapters around New Zealand


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