Volunteer, internship and college credit programs abroad for global learners ages 18 and up

Intercultural learning is a lifetime endeavor.

Whether you go abroad in high school, college, or as an adult, engaging with other cultures will open your mind and expand your skills base. For that reason, AFS is putting our 70 years of experience behind a new suite of programs.

Volunteer Abroad

Engage in impactful projects to make a meaningful and sustainable contribution to the world.

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Internship Abroad

Apply your full potential as you help to address critical world issues while pursuing your own goals.

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College Credit

Earn college credit through service-learning abroad during a summer or semester.

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Sentio Global Competency Certificate

Global competence is becoming a key skillset for employees of global companies and organizations. The AFSNext Global Competence Certificate (GCC) was developed through a partnership between AFS and the Sentio Network, a consortium of organizations dedicated to quality intercultural learning experiences and global competence training. This certificate, provided to all AFSNext participants, will serve as a measurement and validation of your knowledge in this important field.

The AFSNext certification course launches a deeper exploration of intercultural learning through an experiential learning approach. While abroad, it will help you get the most from your experience. When you return, you'll be able to include your achievement on your resume or applications. 

Find useful tools to guide you through your whole experience

Before you take off

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While you're abroad

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When you return

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Learn through a variety of methods to increase the overall impact

Each module includes a video with forums and assignments. Some can be done on your own; others involve virtual or face-to-face interactions. 

Gain skills for personal, educational and career-oriented endeavors

By the end of your journey, you’ll have acquired the skills necessary for your personal and professional development:

Emotional intelligence
Awareness about others
Bridges to others