To achieve our mission and remain a recognized top-tiered international organizations working to make the world a better place, we invite all AFSers to stay connected to AFS.

Find out what’s new with AFS and how you can help make AFS relevant for more people. Say “Yes to AFS”, and have a great time connecting with an exciting global community.

Join our online community at The AFS World Café!

Explore the AFS World Café, our global online community, to find the best way to connect with AFS. You can simply provide us with up-to-date contact information, find a role or activity that suits you or keep things social, connecting with friends. How you connect with AFS is up to you. Here’s some ideas to get started:

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What is AFS today?

AFS is an inclusive community of global citizens committed to building a more just and peaceful world. We believe appreciating, valuing and respecting different cultures and being globally competent are key ingredients to helping the world learn to live together.

AFS is an intercultural education organization that provides high school exchange programs and so much more!
  • AFS provides innovative study abroad and exchange programs for teens and adults (AFSnext).
  • Our programs include groundbreaking intercultural learning journeys for teen participants, host families, volunteers and staff. AFS Next includes a global competency certification program. These structured and facilitated learning programs are customized for each group and supported by curricula developed by AFS experts and leading educators around the world.
  • AFS is a leading advocate of intercultural learning and global citizenship education, has a “consultative partnership” with UNESCO and works closely with many national and international peace, education and humanitarian organizations.
  • AFS shares ideas and expertise with local communities interested in building bridges across cultures by organizing social impact and changemaking projects.

AFSers knows how much we value volunteers and host families. Without their commitment and passion AFS would not be the organization we are today. But did you know that there are other ways you can stay involved, depending on your time, schedule, interests and professional expertise?  Even a small gesture can make a big difference.