“One of the aims of higher education is to broaden perspectives, and what better way than by a home stay in a really different country, like Bangladesh or Senegal? Time abroad also leaves one more aware of the complex prism of suspicion through which the United States is often viewed. If more Americans had overseas experience, our foreign policy might be wiser.”- Nicholas Kristof, the New York Times
Whether for a class group, a scout troop, a church/temple group, or a group of retirees, AFS organizes
customized educational experiences that are affordable and relevant to your learning objectives.
For groups departing in 2014, AFS is offering discounts and incentives for educators that you won't find anywhere else! Recruit 10 students/group members and travel with your group for free. Recruit 20 and ALSO get a free ticket good for travel to any of the 40+ countries in which AFS operates!
You already know that exposing young people to another culture is one of the greatest enrichment opportunities you can give them.
AFS offers educational, fun, and customizable
group programs that are also affordable!
AFS Group Programs are genuinely AFS, from beginning to end, and reflect the experience and values that have made AFS the respected leader in student exchange and experiential training in global competency.
No award can replace the value and pride I feel at knowing that I helped my students develop a love of Spanish and a true passion for engaging in the world as a global citizen.- Jill, Spanish & World Language Instructor
For more than 65 years, people from every corner of the globe have benefited
from the AFS exchange of people and ideas. We are best known for our
academic year high school exchanges. But, AFS also believes that
the promotion of our mission and our goals for global competency and
intercultural collaboration should not be limited to those able to leave
home for an entire summer or year.
Learn more about AFS and Global Competency.