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AFS has been leading international high school student exchange for more than 65 years.

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The AFS-USA Second Century Campaing In this milestone anniversary of our founding organization, the American Field Service, AFS-USA launched the Second Century Campaign to help realize its new strategic plan and to ensure that our critical work will grow and sustain in excellence for the next 100 years.

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afs study abroadAFS participants return home to a lifelong connection with the AFS Family. As a Returnee, explore the ways you can stay involved with AFS and inspire others by sharing your experience.

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Events

  • 12/22/2014 : 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    MN - AFS Infomation Session

    Have questions about studying abroad on an AFS program? Come to this information session to learn more about AFS programs, the application process, and available scholarships. When: December ...

  • 12/28/2014 : 03:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    VA - International Holiday Dinner

    Let's come together and celebrate the holidays AFS style with delicious food from around the world! Dishes prepared by current hosted students will be served and "American" families...

  • 01/04/2015 : 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Study Abroad 101 - Online Info Session

    Want to study abroad, but not sure where to begin? If you’re ready to explore the world with AFS but need a hand getting started, register for an Online Info Session! NOTE: "AFS Project...

  • 01/07/2015 : 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM

    AFS Path: The Application and Beyond

    Interested in making your AFS application process as easy as possible? Join an AFS Path Online Session and learn how to cruise through your application quickly and painlessly, while also explorin...

  • 01/08/2015 : 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM

    Online Parent Session: Current Applicants

    Strictly for parents of students who are already working on their AFS application and preparing for their program abroad, this webinar touches not only on the application process, but also on wha...

  • 01/12/2015 : 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    AFS Host Family- Online Info Session

    Are you considering becoming an AFS Host Family? Take this one hour information session to learn about what it is like to be an AFS Host Family! We will touch on many topics, including the benefi...

  • 01/13/2015 : 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM

    Online Parent Session: Current Applicants

    Strictly for parents of students who are already working on their AFS application and preparing for their program abroad, this webinar touches not only on the application process, but also on wha...

  • 01/14/2015 : 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM

    AFS Path: The Application and Beyond

    Interested in making your AFS application process as easy as possible? Join an AFS Path Online Session and learn how to cruise through your application quickly and painlessly, while also explorin...

  • 01/27/2015 : 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    CO - AFS Intercultural Programs Information Night

    Welcome students and families in South Denver!  This is an amazing opportunity to learn about study abroad offerings for summer travel and academic year programs for 2015-16. When: Janua...

  • 02/09/2015 : 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    AFS Host Family- Online Info Session

    Are you considering becoming an AFS Host Family? Take this one hour information session to learn about what it is like to be an AFS Host Family! We will touch on many topics, including the benefi...

  • 02/23/2015 : 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    AFS Host Family- Online Info Session

    Are you considering becoming an AFS Host Family? Take this one hour information session to learn about what it is like to be an AFS Host Family! We will touch on many topics, including the benefi...

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To speak with an AFS USA Representative, call 1-800-AFS-INFO. Hours: (Pacific Standard Time): Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday: 10 AM-6 PM.

In case of an emergency involving an AFS participant outside of our business hours, please call 1-800-876-2376 and speak with the AFS Duty Officer.

Parents with questions about studying abroad with AFS, please also visit this page.