AFS NZ offers a range of programmes for young people wanting overseas experiences:

  • Traditional. Head overseas for 10 months, six months of 12 weeks , you decided.
  • Global Prep. Take a short two to four week experience overseas working on a project that interests you.

AFS will transform your life with new countries, new cultures, new people and experiences, helping you become a global citizen. These aren’t tourist trips, you’ll live like a local and get a genuine taste for life in another culture. You’ll be treated as one of the family and get great support from AFS.  And…. it looks good on your CV – employers are impressed by people who are up for new challenges.

So what do you need to do?

  • Decide to start your journey to become a global citizen
  • For year long, six month and twelve week programmes, fill in our short per-application form below, chat with our friendly staff who can answer any questions that you and your parents may have or use the ‘search programme’ bar below to see what programme would suit you
  • For two to four week Global Prep programmes, click here to find out more
  • Wait to hear back via email or phone from our friendly staff
  • Read the information sent to you about your chosen programme
  • Discuss the information with people you trust, family, friends, etc
  • Request a full application form and submit your application to AFS NZ
  • Have your application accepted
  • Pay your deposit and sign the paperwork
  • Check your passport, pack your bags, get ready for adventure……..!

Choose Programmes:

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • North America

Click the link below to fill in an inquiry form....just an inquiry, not binding! To find out more just email AFS [email protected] or call 0800 600 300.

Click here to fill in the inquiry form

What do our participants say?

“Everything has still been going great! Friends are awesome, family is fine, school is good and Spanish speaking is improving!”
– Claire, travelled to the Canary Islands, Spain

“I had the most amazing vacation with my host family down to the Mexican Riviera, we got to see so much!”
– Kathyrn, travelled to Wisconsin, USA

AFS provides a wrap around service and....

….applications are open 365 days a year. The earlier you apply, the more likely it is we can confirm your country of choice. All AFS exchange students complete a comprehensive orientation programme. AFS has an extensive networks of people on the ground in every host country. They help students settle into the new country, and deal with any issues that might arise.
The AFS international office has plans in place to assist you in the unlikely event of a major international emergency.