• The Great Benefits of A Gap Year

    May 4, 2016 - The White House recently announced that Malia Obama, will be attending Harvard, but has decided to take a gap year.

  • 5 Ways to Honor Teacher Appreciation Week

    May 2, 2016 - It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in the creative expression and knowledge. - Albert Einstein

  • Examining Humanitarianism: Interactive eLearning Module

    April 27, 2016 - The School Outreach and Educational Partnerships Unit is pleased to announce our first interactive eLearning lesson plan, Examining Humanitarianism!

  • 6 Steps to Promote Intercultural Learning in Your Classroom

    April 27, 2016 - Milton Bennet, from the Intercultural Research Development Institute defines Intercultural Learning as...

  • Free Magazine for Kids Teaches about the Global Refugee Crisis

    April 25, 2016 - The newest edition of UNICEF ACT magazine for kids, “Children on the Move,” provides a comprehensive and child-friendly look at this global refugee crisis.

  • The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I, 1914-1919 Curriculum

    April 25, 2016 - AFS is proud to announce the launch of The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I, 1914-1919...

  • Author Spotlight: Meet Joe Lurie

    April 25, 2016 - Joe Lurie, the Executive Director Emeritus of the University of California Berkeley's International House, participated in an Outreach to Educators event...

  • Fostering Global Competency and Creating Pathways to Study Abroad

    April 19, 2016 - AFS-USA is pleased to announce that we will be collaborating with AFS Intercultural Programs...

  • Doubling Study Abroad by 2020. Explore. Exchange. Experiment.

    April 18, 2016 - Attend the 2016 IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad. October 23-25, 2016 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.

  • Inspiring Curiosity Through Intercultural Learning

    April 14, 2016 - This year, AFS-USA will be participating in Global Leadership Week, a conference that brings together administrators, teachers, nonprofit leaders, and students...

  • SOEP on the Road

    AFS-USA's School Outreach Team will be participating at some spring and summer events. Hope you can join us!

  • AFS-USA Forms Partnership with iEARN-USA

    April 12, 2016 - A new partnership between AFS-USA and iEARN-USA will bring virtual exchange to more students and classrooms.

  • 5 Things All Top Global Learning Schools Have in Common

    March 10, 2016 - Schools are instrumental in fostering global competencies among our students. But what does an ideal global learning school look like?

  • New #GoStudyAbroad Campaign Pays It Forward

    March 1, 2016 - The #GoStudyAbroad Contest, sponsored by Go Overseas and IIE, calls on anyone who studied abroad to pay it forward by...

  • Celebrating Chinese New Year with AFS-USA

    February 1, 2016 - Chinese New Year is one of the most significant and symbolic festivals celebrated in the Chinese calendar.

  • The Power of Peaceful Protests

    February 1, 2016 - February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month, a time to commemorate and celebrate the achievements of African Americans...

  • 3 Ways to Globalize Your Curriculum in 2016

    January 18, 2016 - Incorporating global themes in your curriculum can be one of the most effective ways to engage your classroom in an open dialogue about intercultural learning.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Value of Service Learning

    January 15, 2016 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is known to many as one of the most influential leaders of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.

  • The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I (1914-1919): Secondary School Curriculum

    January 7, 2016 - As part of the official American Field Service Centennial (2014-2015), AFS Intercultural Programs collaborated with Primary Source...

  • Educator Spotlight- Meet Laurie Estochen from the Finger Lakes Team, NY

    January 7, 2016 - Laurie Estochen is a longtime supporter of AFS, though not a volunteer...

  • Lesson Plan Highlight: Exploring Refugees and Asylum Seekers

    January 7, 2016 - AFS-USA's School Outreach and Educational Partnerships Unit has developed a new intercultural learning lesson plan...

  • SOEP on the Road

    January 6, 2016 - AFS-USA’s School Outreach team will be participating at some Winter and Spring events. Hope you can join us!

  • Intercultural Learning Grants Available for Educators!

    January 5, 2016 - The 5th Annual Outreach to Educators Events (OEE) Grants are now available.

  • AFS-USA’s Scholastic Upfront Magazine: Intercultural Learning in a Global Landscape

    January 4. 2016 - We are pleased to share with you that AFS-USA, a leading intercultural learning organization, has partnered with Scholastic Inc...

  • 5 New Global Education Resources for Teachers in Honor of IEW 2015

    November 18, 2015 - Global competency development begins in the classroom.

  • SOEP on the Road

    September 22, 2015 - The School Outreach unit will be participating at the following Fall events...

  • Full Scholarships to Study Abroad through the U.S. Department of State!

    October 15, 2015 - AFS-USA is happy to announce the release of three, merit-based full scholarships for American high school students to study abroad...

  • 2015 Outreach to Educators Events Grants Winners!

    October 9, 2015 - The School Outreach team is pleased to announce the selected winners for the 2015 Outreach to Educators Events (OEE), half of which are new grantees!

  • Culture Trek: Classroom Connections Course

    October 3, 2015 - This year, AFS-USA has developed a creative educational tool to promote global learning in the classroom.

  • Launching New Educator’s Portal!

    September 7, 2015 - The School Outreach team is pleased to announce the selected winners for the 2015 Outreach to Educators Events (OEE), half of which are new grantees!

  • AFS Project: Change Launches the 2nd Annual Scholarship Contest

    On September 15, 2015, AFS-USA re-launched PROJECT: CHANGE, a unique essay contest that prompts students to learn about major world issues...

  • International Education Week 2015

    September 10, 2015 - According to the International Education Week...

  • AFS-USA Partners with Scholastic, Inc.

    September 23, 2015 - AFS-USA in partnership with Scholastic Inc, - the nation’s largest publisher of supplemental educational materials...

  • Educator Spotlight - Meet Sonya Hatfield

    June 30, 2015- The School Outreach and Educational Partnerships unit is delighted to feature Sonya Hatfield as the Educator Spotlight!

  • Educator Events Grants: Applications due on June 22nd

    June 15, 2015 - As a leader in intercultural learning, AFS-USA understands the importance of promoting global competency...

  • Duxbury High School Student Wins Top AFS Schools Scholarship

    June 15, 2015 - Duxbury High School, in Duxbury, Massachusetts, was named one of the 65 AFS Top Schools for 2015.

  • Noteworthy AFS-USA Global Education Blog Posts for Educators

    June 15, 2015 - Our school outreach team has also been busy compiling helpful intercultural learning resources for teachers through our regular global education blog posts...

  • Notable AFS-USA Articles in Prominent Educational Publications

    June 15, 2015 - AFS-USA’s School Outreach unit has actively been pursuing avenues to partner with like-minded educational organizations...

  • Student Spotlight: Meet Norman Vezi

    June 22, 2015 - The School Outreach team is pleased to present Norman Vezi, a young man from South Africa who spent a year in St. Louis

  • Exploring Microfinance through Intercultural Learning

    August 08, 2015 - In an ever-increasing, globalized world, it is important for our students to have access to diverse, intercultural learning experiences...

  • Customized Group Programs: Not Your Usual Trip

    June 11, 2015- Teachers! Interested in going abroad this summer with some of your colleagues for an affordable and fun-filled cultural immersion experience?

  • Global Education Resources

    June 6, 2015 - Looking for various ways to collaborate globally?

  • Summer Grant Opportunities Available

    May 29, 2015 - Summer grant opportunities available for teachers!

  • The AFS Way to #ThankATeacher

    May 6, 2015 - In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, AFS-USA presents a special gift to teachers in support of their Global Education efforts.

  • 4 Ways To Help Your Classroom Go Global With AFS-USA!

    April 28, 2015 - As we move towards a more interconnected, globalized world, it is becoming increasingly relevant for students to become globally competent for college...

  • Promoting Literacy and Learning with AFS-USA

    April 14, 2015 - Educators, researchers and activists came together at the Institute for International Education (IIE) for Literacy for All: Accelerating Outcomes through...

  • Student Spotlight - Meet Jannes Moerenhout

    April 11, 2015 - The School Outreach and Educational Partnerships (SOEP) team is pleased to introduce Jannes Moerenhout, as the selected Student Spotlight winner.

  • Teacher Spotlight - Meet Carol McCaulley

    April 10, 2015 - Here at AFS-USA, we are inspired by educators who work diligently to promote global awareness to foster international peace and understanding among young people..

  • AFS-USA Announces Its 2015 Top Schools

    April 10, 2015 - AFS-USA is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Top AFS School award.

  • AFS-USA Accepts IIE's Generation Study Abroad Challenge

    April 10, 2015 AFS-USA invites all high school educators to support the Institute for International Education's (IIE's) Generation Study Abroad Initiative.

  • AFS Project: Change Winner Announced

    An 8th grade student at The Cranbury School in New Jersey received the biggest surprise of his life on February 2nd in front of hundreds of unsuspecting classmates.

  • An Overview of Outreach to Educator Events

    April 10, 2015 - Last year, the School Outreach and Educational Partnerships Unit collaborated with some outstanding AFS-USA area teams...

  • Deadline Approaching for AFS Study Abroad Programs

    March 4, 2015 - The deadline for AFS-USA’s high school exchange programs is quickly approaching!

  • Connecting Globally Through STEM Education

    March 5, 2015 - The U.S Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan indicated, “STEM is at the forefront of our global economic future...

  • AFS-USA Offers BP’s Global Citizens of Tomorrow Scholarships

    January 27, 2015 - For more than 70 years, AFS-USA has believed in the importance of providing intercultural experiences to students as a means to foster global citizenship.

  • AFS-USA School Outreach Team on the Road

    January 10, 2015 - AFS-USA’s School Outreach team will be participating at some Winter and Spring events. Hope you can join us!

  • Celebrating Human Rights with AFS-USA

    December 9, 2014 - The Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) declared December 10th as Human Rights Day in 1950.

  • Culture as an Iceberg

    The best thing about culture is that most of it is resides 'below the surface,' and is only fully comprehended through real, intercultural connection.

  • Giving Thanks Internationally

    November 26, 2014 - Known as the official start of the holiday season to many,Thanksgiving has been a long tradition that brings together family and friends.

  • AFS-USA Celebrates International Education Week (IEW) 2014

    November 14, 2014 - International Education Week (IEW) 2014 is a designated week to recognize the significance of international education and the benefits of global exchange.

  • Other Global Learning Grants and Opportunities for Teachers and Students

    November 1, 2014 - Originally published in Asia Society’s Partnership for Global Learning newsletter) There are many ways to secure funding for your next global learning initiative

  • Teacher Spotlight: Meet Jill Woerner!

    October 31, 2014 - The School Outreach unit is thrilled to feature Jill Woerner in this edition of Global Classroom News.

  • Student Spotlight Meet Daisy Stone!

    October 30, 2014 - The School Outreach and Educational Partnerships (SOEP) team is pleased to introduce Daisy Stone as the selected Student Spotlight for fall 2014.

  • Celebrating IEW: The 2014 Outreach to Educators Events

    October 28, 2014 - The School Outreach and Educational Partnerships (SOEP) Unit & AFS-USA’s Outreach to Educators Advisory Group (OEAG) are excited to announce the Third Annual OEE

  • Three U.S. Department of State Student Scholarships Available through AFS-USA!

    October 24, 2014 - AFS-USA is happy to announce the release of three scholarships for high school students to study abroad, funded fully by the U.S Department of State’s ECA!

  • The Humanitarians of AFS

    October 22, 2014 - Reflecting on the Narrative of the American Field Service Ambulance Drivers in Honor of the 100th Anniversary

  • Promoting Social Change One #Hashtag At A Time - with AFS-USA

    October 22, 2014 - The former US Deputy Chief Technology Officer once stated, “You have to use technology as one of the tools in the toolkit to bring about social change."

  • New Programs Update: Global Prep Programs

    October 18, 2014 - To commemorate 100 years of global service, AFS-USA is introducing an exciting, new program for students called AFS Global Prep!

  • American Field Service’s 100th Anniversary Student Essay Contest: Project: Change

    October 16, 2014 - AFS-USA launched PROJECT: CHANGE, a unique essay contest that prompts students to learn about major world issues and then propose an idea for a volunteer project

  • AFS-USA School Outreach Director Speaks at International Congress on Higher Education

    On October 8th, 2014, Dr. Tonya Muro, AFS-USA’s SOEP Director, delivered a keynote speech at the International Congress on Higher Education...

  • AFS-USA School Outreach Team on the Road – Fall Events

    October 3, 2014 - The School Outreach team is presenting at some Fall events, both here in the U.S. and abroad. Hope to see you there!

  • Spotlight on Global Competency and AFS: Jill Woerner

    Spanish and World Language teacher in Pendleton, Indiana, has been able to implement Global Competency in her classroom through her partnership with AFS.

  • Just say “YES” to Religious Diversity!

    August 18, 2014 - This year, July 28 marked what is formally known as Eid al-Fitr (The Festival of Fast Breaking), an Islamic holiday...

  • Bring Brazil to Your Classroom

    August 7, 2014 - For 4 weeks, the world was connected through the beloved sports of soccer – or as it is known globally, "football."

  • The Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning 2014 Conference

    July 18, 2014 - This past June 27-28, AFS-USA participated in The Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning Conference, held in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Celebrating World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development: Cultural Connections at AFS-USA

    May 29, 2014 - The United Nations declared 5/21 as World Day of Cultural Diversity, recognizing the importance of celebrating cultural diversity internationally.

  • AFS-USA School Outreach Team on the Road - Summer Events

    April 24, 2014 - The School Outreach team is presenting at some summertime events as part of the Global Education Coalition of New York City. We hope to see you there!

  • Other Grants and Opportunities for Teachers and Students

    April 22, 2014 - There are many ways to secure funding for your next global learning initiative. Find out details and learn how to apply.

  • Curriculum Development Grants from the American Turkish Society

    April 20, 2014 - The American Turkish Society's Education Program is pleased to announce the availability of Curriculum Development Grants for Fall 2014.

  • Global Competence Certificate Program

    April 18, 2014 - Calling all K-12 educators! Please see following an exciting announcement about the new, on-line Global Competence Certificate Program.

  • Bring International Teachers to Your School with Teach USA

    April 16, 2014 - In partnership with Cultural Vistas, AFS now offers US schools (K-12) the opportunity to hire international teachers for a period of three months to three years.

  • STEM Teacher Spotlight Meet Mary Sue Burns, AFS Returnee to Iran in 1972!

    April 14, 2014 - AFS-USA’s School Outreach team caught up with Mary Sue Burns, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) educator from Pocahontas County High School...

  • Take Your Class Abroad on an AFS STEM-Focused Program

    April 8, 2014 - At AFS, traveling abroad isn’t just for language teachers, it’s for (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) STEM educators as well!

  • The Growing Relevance of Study Abroad

    April 5, 2014 - In recent months, there has been a noticeable up-tick in the number of high profile leaders, organizations and media outlets extolling the benefits of study abroad

  • Outstanding Outreach to Educator Events

    AFS-USA grants specifically designed to foster collaboration with local educators have had a lasting impact across the country. Some recent stand-out events are highlighted here.

  • CSIET Student Traveler Snapshot Contest

    January 27, 2014 - CSIET Student Traveler Snapshot Contest

  • "Top AFS School" Award Winners

    January 27, 2014 - This week, AFS-USA announced the 2014 recipients of its annual "Top AFS School" awards.

  • Highlights from AFS-USA's 2013 Educator Outreach Events

    January 25, 2014 - Reports have started pouring in from our most recent round of Outreach to Educator Events that took place on or around International Education Week 2013

  • AFS-USA Partners with the National Society of High School Scholars

    January 23, 2014 - AFS-USA is proud to announce its new partnership with the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS)!

  • Educational Opportunities Tied to the Centennial of the American Field Service

    January 21, 2014 - This year, AFS worldwide celebrates the Centennial of the American Field Service.

  • PISA and the Common Core: Steps Toward Global Competency

    January 19, 2014 - The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) recently released its international rankings of student performance by country.

  • Teacher Spotlight: Meet Sarah Straub from YES Prep

    January 17, 2014 - Meet Sarah Straub, our teacher of the month from YES (Youth Engaged in Service) Prep Brays Oaks – greater Houston, Texas!

  • Author Spotlight: Meet Amanda Ripley, author of “The Smartest Kids in the World (And How They Got That Way)"

    September 19, 2013 - AFS-USA is proud to announce Amanda Ripley’s new riveting book, The Smartest Kids in the World...

  • AFS-USA School Outreach on the Road – Fall Events

    September 14, 2013 - The School Outreach and Educational Partnerships team is presenting at some Fall events as part of the Global Education Coalition of New York City...

  • Grant Opportunities for Educators

    September 12, 2013 - A list of helpful links to find funding to support your global learning needs in the classroom and beyond...

  • Global Learning through AFS’ Exciting STEM Programs

    September 8, 2013 - AFS-USA is committed to promoting global learning through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs...

  • Call for Nominations for AFS-USA’s Outreach to Educators Advisory Group

    September 6, 2013 - The SOEP unit is looking for interested individuals to join our Outreach to Educators Advisory Group, a noteworthy staff/volunteer partnership.

  • AFS-USA Announces the 2013 Outreach to Educators Events Grantees

    September 4, 2013 - AFS-USA is pleased to announce the following 2013 OEE grantees...

  • National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Grants

    September 2, 2013 - The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students...

  • Student Spotlight: Meet Kim from the "Smartest Kids"

    August 26, 2013 - Meet Kim, AFS Exchange Student in Finland who was featured in the "Smartest Kids in the World"

  • Fox Lane High School Celebrates Top AFS School Award

    April 12, 2013 - Fox Lane High School in Bedford, New York, has been selected as one of 79 schools to receive the “2014 Top AFS School” Award from AFS-USA...