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

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Study in another country and connect with culture.

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Share your life with an AFS Exchange Student.

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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 educatorsAFS transforms lives through experiential learning, working with teachers and students to expand understanding between people, countries and cultures worldwide.

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Returnees

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

  • 05/02/2015 : 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    CA - AFS Northwest California Community Open House

    Find out about studying abroad, hosting an exchange student or volunteering with our area team.  Meet exchange students, volunteers and parents. When: May 2, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM&n...

  • 05/04/2015 : 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Speak with a Returnee - Online Info Session

    AFS Returnee Cami will be giving an online presentation about her experience studying abroad in Ireland. Attend this session to see what a summer AFS program is like! She will touch on travel, pack...

  • 05/05/2015 : 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...

  • 05/12/2015 : 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM

    LGBTQ Online Info Session

    This webinar is for students and parents who may have questions about LGBTQ issues while abroad. Students and their families will learn about some of the unique challenges LGBTQ students face and...

  • 05/13/2015 : 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...

  • 05/13/2015 : 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Online Parent Session - Interested Students

    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 and scholarships, an...

  • 05/17/2015 : 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! What to Expect: An AFS ...

  • 05/19/2015 : 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...

  • 05/26/2015 : 08:00 PM - 09:00 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! What to Expect: An AFS ...

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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.