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New AFSers coming in July!

Now is your opportunity to have an exciting and enriching intercultural experience based right here in Aotearoa. With students from across Europe arriving in July 2023 for 2 months or 5 months, you’re sure to find an AFS student perfect for your family. Check out our student profiles and get ready to expand your communication skills, bridge cultural differences, and fall in love with your newest family member!

Curiosity about the world is endless. Have an intercultural learning experience at home with AFS!

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AFS Aotearoa 75th Anniversary Scholarships – Karahipi Mātauranga Ao

Intercultural exchange should be accessible for all students in Aotearoa New Zealand. With support from the AFS Education Trust, AFS New Zealand is providing a range of scholarships for students from all walks of life. Click below to find out more about our funding options in 2023 and beyond.

Expand your horizons and dive in to a new adventure!

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Now here's something to put on your C.V....

Increasingly, universities and employers seek students and young adults who have a sense of the world beyond their own communities—and are comfortable interacting with people from other countries and cultures. Businesses, government, education providers and other organisations need people who have international experiences and insights, as well as critical skills required to tackle the defining global challenges of the 21st century. That’s why all of our AFS study abroad programmes are designed around building global competency.

"One of the best decisions of my life"

It’s a pretty special feeling to be able to converse in an entirely different language, and to see my grasp of the language improve from very basic sentences and words, to the ability to have full in-depth conversations as I’ve progressed. I’ve also made some great friends over here, and had some amazing new experiences that never would have been possible had I forgone this opportunity. I really can’t express how valuable that is, the vast range of things I’ve done, seen, or tried, things that, to me, are different in ways I never conceived of.

Callum, exchange student from New Zealand to Uruguay