A community dedicated to inspiring cultural competency among today’s youth

Partnering with more than 2,000 schools annually.

Teacher's Toolbox

Teacher's Toolbox

Free lesson plans and digital resources for teaching Global Competency in your classroom.

Grants for Educators

Grants for Educators

Host workshops and seminars to make connections between global learning and cultural exchange.

Group Programs Abroad

Group Programs Abroad

Customized, cultural immersion trips abroad for student or adult groups.

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Educational Goals

As a leader in intercultural education, AFS is dedicated to teaching global competency both inside and outside of the classroom. Our educational resources and opportunities abroad are aligned to the US Department of Education’s international strategy, and are designed to achieve four educational goals:

Personal Transformation

Students are able to transform challenging experiences into valuable personal growth opportunities.

Interpersonal Communication

Students have both the motivation and communication skills to be successful in diverse environments.

Intercultural Knowledge

Students can reassess their own cultural values and open their minds to inspire personal skills-building.

Global Awareness

Students will empathize with people from different backgrounds and thrive in collaborative cross-cultural experiences.

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Full scholarships for students to go abroad and make an impact.

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