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Choose your town, choose your school and choose your next adventure in India with the AFS Global Choice Programme.

India is a vast developing country, occupying most of south Asia, it is a land of diverse culture, languages, customs, traditions and people. The world has a new image of India – uncanny, quintessential and open hearted. India has more than just imagination – historical monuments, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, sun kissing beaches, ages old mountains, traditional attire, mouth – watering cuisines and much more. The list is almost endless.

Here are few more reasons for you to come to India:

» Explore the beautiful Indian Hospitality
» India is considered one of the oldest civilisations of the world
» Visit Taj Mahal and explore the rich Indian history
» Your Perspective Will Be Broadened
» Explore Sprituality & be part of the Yoga revolution
» Discover History, Architecture, Culture and more
» Be A Local, dive into the colorful world of India
» Enjoy the Delicious Multi-Cultural Cuisines
» Be part of the Indian Education System

Eligibility Requirements

Age requirements: 14 – 18 years old

What's included in your experience

  • Airfare
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Vaccinations
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • School Uniform
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School and Accommodation

You will be able to choose from some of the best and most prestigious schools in India where you will stay during the week. During weekends and holidays you will stay with a host family, thus bringing out the best of both experiences. No matter the location, Indians are warm, engaging, and family-oriented. An AFSer going to India should be prepared to live under different conditions to what you are possibly used to at home. While many houses might not have central heating or air conditioning, there will always be an abundant supply of love, hospitality and warmth.

What is Global Choice?

Global Choice is all about YOU! And the experience you want to have. What’s unique about this programme is that you choose which area of the country you would like to visit, which school you will attend, which subjects you want to study and the adventures you will have.

Global Choice – is your opportunity to study your way, by making the choices you know are right for your education, choices that will see you studying your way to a brighter future.

Let AFS guide your intercultural adventure

Kick-start your future with AFS and discover who you really are, make new lifetime friendships and immerse yourself in a fascinating intercultural experience.

This programme begins at your home country with a pre-departure orientation and continues with orientations, other supported learning activities and facilitated conversations which will help you maximize your experience, cope with the challenges of navigating a new culture and community as well as gain knowledge, skills, and a global understanding throughout your time abroad, and as you return to your home country. AFS volunteers will be there to support and guide you and your host family the whole way through.

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