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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!
Current student updates: ArgentinaIt’s so lovely hearing from our sending students! Here’s another update from a current student living in Argentina. Oliver Although my first weeks of being in Argentina were quite difficult,…
Current student updates: BrazilOur current sending students are doing a wonderful job adapting to their new homes! Here are two letters from students in Brazil. Elspeth I have just recently returned from a…
Current student updates: JapanWe love getting news from our students overseas! Here are two letters from current students in Japan Kaelin, Japan Life in Tokyo is fast, everyone has a place to…
"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