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Study Abroad Information for Parents

Encouraging your son or daughter to explore another country through intercultural exchange might be your greatest gift to our world. With AFS you are supported by one of the most reputable study abroad organizations in the world. After attending an Online Parent Session, review the resources below:

Safety and Support

AFS is ready for emergencies if they happen. AFS has a worldwide professional network of experienced staff and volunteers who provide support in each country.


AFS is audited annually and complies with the program standards set forth by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel.

Medical Coverage

AFS provides medical coverage to ensure that, in an emergency, students will be treated as soon as possible, anywhere in the world.

Finances and Tuition

AFS is dedicated to helping you overcome any financial obstacles to achieve your intercultural goals.