AFS Returnee Thembisa Mshaka, a successful filmmaker and author who has provided creative services to stars from Beyoncé to Jamie Foxx, reveals how study abroad changed her.
Four AFS students served as the official welcome committee for President Obama when he arrived in Costa Rica on Friday, May 3rd to meet with Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla.
AFSer Yousra Nakkach of Morocco has been selected as April’s YES Student of the Month by the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).
On April 27, AFSers across the nation celebrated intercultural exchange by participating in AFS' National Day of Service (NDS).
April 23, 2013 -- Thanks to our AFS-USA Volunteers for generously sharing your talents, time, leadership, and commitment to and passion for intercultural learning.
April 15, 2013 -- We can now report that all hosted students in the team, their host families, and the families in the Mass Bay team who have students studying abroad are safe.
Welcome to the world of social media, President Clinton!
April 11,2013 -- AFS Intercultural Programs has been made aware of recent advertisements of fake employment opportunities bearing the AFS logo, and requesting a fee.
APRIL 6, 2013 -- "The most important thing is that I’m an ambassador for my country, and when I go back, I’ll be an ambassador for the U.S. – especially Shenandoah."
Former science and astronomy teacher Jerry Stueber passed away earlier this year, and an observatory at Muskego High School will get new life and a new life.
April 5, 2013 -- Sariah, 16, will visit the country of her dreams when she travels to Japan in August through an AFS-USA international exchange program.
March 27, 2013 -- Three foreign exchange students at Whitnall High School were part of a unique intercultural experience Sunday evening at Victory Missionary Baptist Church.
March 21, 2013 - AFS Club at Marlborough High School in Massachusetts brings the community together and raises money with their 24 annual beauty pageant parody.
March 20, 2013 - YES student from Pakistan hosted by AFS visits the White House with Global Issues Network youth conference
March 18, 2013 -- AFS-USA is pleased to announce the recipients of its “Top AFS School” awards.
March 1, 2013 -- Woodbury families know no cultural bounds when it comes to opening their homes to students from across the world.
February 14, 2013 -- One Kenyon business man took it upon himself to make the students' stay here a happy one.
January 7, 2013 -- Fatima Noor is a 15-year-old exchange student attending Kirkwood High School, representing her country and experiencing her own "firsts" in America.
Pakistani Tahreem Hassan writes about her experience in California as a YES student.
Vanessa recently returned from an eight-month AFS-USA Faces of America study abroad trip to Thailand and shared with us stories from her travels.
December 11, 2012 -- The first annual AFS-USA Holiday Party brought together close to 100 members of the AFS-USA family, including two 2012 Faces of America Returnees.
December 11, 2012 -- AFS-USA is proud to join the worldwide community in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the YES Program starting December 12th.
December 7, 2012 -- Adee Pasha of Pakistan is the first ever YES Student of the Month, selected by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).
December 7, 2012 -- Derek Schulz, a teacher in Whitefish, MT, talks about his experience with AFS Exchange Student Muhammad Nadeem from Pakistan.
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Gigi MacLeod talks about Global Literacy to at the Foreign Language Association of Northern ...
December 4, 2012 - AFS Exchange Students in Mattapoisett, MA reflect upon the cultural differences that make life in the US such a delight!
December 3, 2012 -- Muslim AFS students share experiences in Wisconsin through the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program.
November 21, 2012 -- During International Education Week, 4 exchange students shared about their home countries and their first impressions of the US.
November 19, 2012 -- Watch our newest hosting video filmed in Turkey, which features two alumi of the YES Program. Discover why you should host a Turkish student!
November 12, 2012 -- International Education Week (IEW) is a time when we celebrate the benefits of international education and intercultural exchange throughout the world.
October 27, 2012 -- AFS returnee Dr. Tadatoshi Akiba receives the Community of Christ International Peace Award for his life’s work advocating for global nuclear disarmament.
October 19, 2012 -- AFS is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Galatti Award.
October 9, 2012 -- John Minsker, of Granville, is retiring from involvement with the American Field Service, an international student exchange organization.
September 30, 2012 -- AFS returnee and NFL wide receiver are joining forces to provide study abroad scholarships to underserved youth.
September 18, 2012 -- FLEX student Yasya Kondrashova comments on life in San Antonio, TX for her school's student-produced news and feature publication.
September 14, 2012 -- Nancy Henderson of the Greater Puget Sound Team will be AFS-USA's 2012 Galatti Nominee.
September 13, 2012 -- AFS-USA joins the world in mourning the loss of Chris Stevens, U.S. Ambassador to Libya and AFS Returnee
August 29, 2012 -- It was a busy year for Faces of America!
August 28, 2012 -- New York, NY – Meet Angie and Aaron, two of our Faces of America Returnees.
August 27, 2012 -- New York, NY – Faces of America participant, Riquel, says his study abroad experience, "lit a fire in me to explore as much of the world as I can."
August 25, 2012 -- New York, NY – Andy Garcia shares his experiences from Germany while participating on the AFS Green Summer School Program.
August 24, 2012 -- New York, NY – The extraordinary generosity of Mark Whitcraft and his family is making a difference in two key AFS-USA scholarship initiatives.
August 22, 2012 -- One host sister in NJ reflects on the ties formed with her AFS sister, 50 years later.
On August 4th, 2012 more than 60 members of the AFS-USA family gathered in Lititz Springs Park in Lititz, PA to celebrate the 2012 Speedwell Foundation Study Abroad Scholars.
August 17, 2012 -- New York, NY – AFS-USA is proud to welcome five new community based organizations to the Faces of America team in 2013.
August 16, 2012 -- New York, NY – On July 3, 2012, fifteen students embarked for Hamburg, Germany as part of AFS USA’s new Green Summer School Program.
August 16, 2012 -- New York, NY – From Ghana to Costa Rica to Russia, the 2012 AFS USA Faces of America Scholars are diving head first into a sea of new adventures.
Written by a Phoenix Country Day School student, this story shows the changes an AFS exchange student can make on their community and within themselves.
AUGUST 8, 2012 -- Watch our new heart-warming video featuring Nadeem, an exchange student from Pakistan who studied in Whitefish, Montana this past year.
AUGUST 7, 2012 -- The first foreign exchange student at Battle Ground High School in Oregon recounts her yearlong exchange and the effect its had on her life.
AUGUST 1, 2012 -- What hosting an exchange student can teach your young kids.
JULY 31, 2012 -- During her time at PCDS, Mona not only changed our community for the better with her fun spirit ... , but she was changed during her excursion to the United States
JULY 31, 2012 -- "Honey" Rind, a YES exchange student from Pakistan, describes her exchange experiences.
JULY 18, 2012 -- "Becoming a host family is an opportunity to change the course of a student’s life."
JULY 10, 2012 -- Three families recount memorable moments in the past year with the AFS students who spent this school year with them.
June 29, 2012 -- Julie Zurcher shares how hosting an AFS student from Thailand impacted her and her family for the better.
June 21, 2012 - HOUSTON – BP and global student exchange organization AFS launched the Gl...
JUNE 15, 2012 -- An essay from a Pakistani student hosted in Minnesota
JUNE 14, 2012 -- Open mindedness and being acceptable and adaptable brought me here in the U.S. from thousands of miles away. I love my host family.
March 31, 2011 -- Humanities teacher and AFS Volunteer Tina O’Donnell helps coo...