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

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Events

  • 10/21/2014 : 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    WI - Around the World with AFS

    Find out about living and studying abroad “Travel is the only thing  you buy that makes you richer” A few reasons why you need to study abroad:     &nbs...

  • 10/22/2014 : 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    MA - AFS Information Night

    Returnees & hosted students will speak about their experiences with AFS. Volunteers will tell you how to begin the process. Students & parents welcome. When: October 22, 2014 7:00...

  • 10/22/2014 : 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM

    Webinar for Returnees - Representing your AFS experience

    Professional development opportunity for returnees! Learn how to highlight your AFS experience in college application essays, resumes, and cover letters. Feel free to participate, ask questions, ...

  • 10/23/2014 : 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...

  • 10/23/2014 : 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Study Abroad 101 - Online Info Session

    Event Details 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! ...

  • 10/25/2014 : 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    CT - AFS Hike at Devil's Den Preserve

    Join AFS returnees, volunteers, and international students for an easy hike at the Devil's Den Preserve in Weston, CT.  Enjoy each other's company while hiking at the preserve. ...

  • 10/26/2014 : 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Online Parent Session - Interested Students

    Event Details Is your student thinking about going abroad? Attend this webinar to learn about the history of AFS, the current AFS safety and support network, information on program tuition...

  • 10/26/2014 : 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Study Abroad 101 - Online Info Session

    Event Details 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! ...

  • 10/27/2014 : 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Hosting 101 - 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 benefits...

  • 10/28/2014 : 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    MN - AFS Infomation Session

    Want to study abroad with AFS? Have questions about AFS programs, scholarships, and applications? Come learn more about AFS at this Information Session! When: October 28, 2014 7:00 PM -8:...

  • 10/28/2014 : 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 exploring ...

  • 11/02/2014 : 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

    CA - AFS Intercultural Learning Workshop

    Interested in learning across cultures? Join AFS for an engaging workshop that will focus intercultural communications, adaptation theory, learning styles, conflict styles, and dimensions and def...

  • 11/02/2014 : 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    MN - AFS Infomation Session

    Interested in studying abroad with AFS? Have questions about AFS programs, scholarships, and applications? Come learn more about AFS at this Information Session! When: November 2, 2014 4:...

  • 11/05/2014 : 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...

  • 11/08/2014 : 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    NY - Local AFS Celebration and International Bazaar

    Join us for the 2nd Annual Celebration of our local AFS area team, E-Z Pass. Enjoy exchanging cultures (and international snacks!) while socializing with the AFS-USA family. Learn about our loc...

  • 11/12/2014 : 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    WI - Tales from Abroad

    Hear about students experiences from AFSers, Erica (Italy), Khadija (Tunisia) and Federica (Italy) as well as Emma (AFS to Ireland). When: November 12, 2014 7:00 PM -8:00 PM  Wher...

 

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