Study Abroad

Are you a student thinking about studying abroad?

If so, please take a few minutes to watch the video (to the right) and learn why other students felt the same way as you.

Why Go Abroad? There are a LOT of reasons...the experience, education, maturity, insight, self-confidence and friends you will gain are once-in-a-lifetime.

Speak to a knowledgeable local AFS-USA volunteer by clicking on the Contact Northeast Ohio and look for our local Sending Coordinator and their current contact information.

Is Studying Abroad Right for You?

Exchange students come from a variety of different backgrounds.  For more information about what is involved in studying abroad, visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

Learn About Available Scholarships

AFS-USA (National) and your Northeast Ohio Team (local) have scholarships available for qualifying students.  To learn more, click on the section heading link above.


Do You Speak AFS?

Take a whirlwind tour following the experiences of an AFS-USA exhange student Returnee, who went from Rochester, NY to Argentina to study abroad on an AFS-USA program. Learn how she picked up a new language and changed her life in the process.



What is the AFS Effect?

The AFS Effect (n.) 1. the impact that an AFS experience has on an individual, and the subsequent impact that individual has on the world as a more globally aware citizen. 2. a phenomenon of incremental and exponential impact, fueled by cultural understanding and global citizenship. 3. an essential component of building a more just and peaceful world.


Explore Your World!

To begin exploring different countries and programs offered by AFS-USA, click on the section heading link above or the image to the right.

Or, complete an online Learn More Form and an AFS-USA volunteer will contact you to answer any questions.