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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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Educators

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

  • 09/01/2015 : 07:00 PM - 08:00 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 ...

  • 09/02/2015 : 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...

  • 09/05/2015 : 07:45 AM - 02:00 PM

    CA - AFS 5K Fun Run

    Sponsored by Cambria Community Members of the AFS Chapter and local businesses, this 24 year old event raises funds to support local youth in their desire to explore the world through the AFS int...

  • 09/10/2015 : 07:00 PM - 08:00 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...

  • 09/10/2015 : 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...

  • 09/12/2015 : 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM

    CA - Returnee Orientation

    Meet your fellow returnees and connect locally. Talk about reverse culture shock with those that have been through it. Location: John McLaren Park Mansell St & John F Shelley Dr San Francisc...

  • 09/12/2015 : 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    CA - Welcome Picnic

    Join us in welcoming the 2015 AFS Hosted Students from around the world! This is our biggest and most fun event of the year. You don't want to miss out! This event is for ALL AFS volunteer...

  • 09/14/2015 : 07:00 PM - 08:00 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 ...

  • 09/16/2015 : 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    CO - AFS Study Abroad Info. Night

    AFS Intercultural Programs offers study abroad opportunities for high school and gap year students to more than 40 different countries.  Come to ask questions and learn more about the offeri...

  • 09/19/2015 : 11:00 AM - 07:00 PM

    VA - AFS Informational Booth

    Needing an international flare? Come join AFS at the Williamsburg International Festival and enjoy food from India, Thailand, Morocco and more! Have fun doing arts and crafts, enjoy dance and mus...

  • 09/24/2015 : 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    CO - AFS Study Abroad Info. Night

    Are you ready for your next adventure?  It's time to explore the world!  This is your opportunity to learn more about how to study abroad during high school or as a gap year.  ...

  • 09/24/2015 : 07:00 PM - 08:00 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...

  • 09/29/2015 : 07:00 PM - 08:00 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 ...

  • 10/21/2015 : 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    CO - AFS Study Abroad Info. Night

    Short term adventures are on offer for students in 8th-grade and up!  Full academic year and semester programs are available for high school and gap year students to more than 40 different c...

  • 11/05/2015 : 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    CO - AFS Study Abroad Info. Night

    This is an informal opportunity to ask questions and learn about scholarships and study abroad for high school and gap year students with AFS Intercultural Programs.  Bring your family and f...

  • 11/17/2015 : 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    CO - AFS Study Abroad Info. Night

    Learn a new language, enjoy a new culture, expand your world!  AFS Intercultural Programs is an international non-profit that provides study abroad opportunities for high school and gap year...

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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.