Educators' Spotlight

These intercultural educators inspire and support students to study abroad, and welcome and support international exchange students in ways that connect them to their new school and community.

Derek Schulz – Whitefish High School, Whitefish, Montana

Derek Schulz, a high school social studies teacher from Montana, talks about how he has loved having AFS exchange students in his classes for the past twenty years in the video to the right! He also explores global competency and intercultural learning with us in the following interview. Read More...




AFS-USA Intercultural Educator Award Winners

The AFS-USA Intercultural Educator Award recognizes educators who understand the critical need to support intercultural education in schools and build a global community. AFS Intercultural Educators work in partnership with AFS-USA to inspire and support students to study abroad, and welcome and support international exchange students in ways that connect them to their new school and community. Read More...




Minna Smith – AFS Galatti Award Winner

Meet Minna Smith, our Galatti Award winner. The Galatti Award was established in 1983 and named after AFS founder Stephen Galatti. Stephen Galatti was an idealist, a visionary, a trail blazer and a pragmatist who built and transformed AFS from an organization that transported the war wounded into one that now provides cross-cultural experiences in the name of peace. Read More...