Win a full scholarship
to go abroad and make an impact

IDEAS CREATE CHANGE.

AFS was founded on a world-changing idea: that cultural exchanges could lead to better understanding and cooperation among nations. But ideas need leaders.

Enter: volunteers. AFS's founders were the ultimate volunteers - young people who ventured overseas as early as 1914 to help those in need - and their spirit of volunteerism lives on today in AFS. Now it's YOUR turn. 

WHAT CHANGE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN THE WORLD?

Tell us your idea for a volunteer project that could have a meaningful impact abroad. If your idea is chosen, you'll receive a full scholarship to spend two weeks abroad with AFS making your vision come to life. All U.S. 8th to 12th grade students are eligible to enter, and it just takes three easy steps:


STEP 1

LEARN ABOUT THE COUNTRIES
AND ISSUE AREAS

Choose from 10 countries where you could address any of 5 key issue areas.

Countries Issue Areas

STEP 2

COME UP WITH AN IDEA TO
MAKE AN IMPACT

Develop an idea based on our resources and your own creative genius.
Then submit your idea in the form of a 200-500 word essay OR a 1-minute video.

STEP 3

YOUR VISION... IN ACTION

Travel to your country of choice and put your vision in action along with fellow participants.

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