• Jim Walker Joins AFS-USA’s Board of Directors

    February 8, 2019 — In December of 2018, the AFS-USA Board of Directors announced the appointment of Jim Walker to the Board.

  • Student Exchange Scholarship Promotes Malaysia-U.S. Goodwill

    January 18, 2019—The AFS-USA community is thrilled to welcome 40 Malaysian high school students to the U.S. for their semester-long exchange.

  • An update on AFS-USA’s Leadership Initiative for Teams (LIFT) Workshop

    December 5, 2018 – AFS-USA’s LIFT Workshop was held at Trinity College’s Action Lab on November 29-December 2, 2018.

  • Tara Boyce-Hofmann Appointed President of AFS-USA

    November 28, 2018 - The AFS-USA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Tara Boyce-Hofmann will be taking over as President and Partner Director.

  • 3 Ways to #LoveACharity and Exercise Your Global Citizenship

    February is #LoveACharity month! Historically, February has been one of the slowest months for ...

  • AFS-USA Commends Senate Resolution on Student Exchange

    December 2017 – AFS-USA congratulates the United States Senate for unanimously adopting a bipartisan Senate resolution recognizing the value of international education.

  • 5 Ways You Can Practice Hometown Diplomacy

    During International Education Week and beyond, we can all spread peace and understanding through simple acts of hometown diplomacy.

  • AFS-USA Changemaker Reception in Washington, D.C.

    A recap of AFS-USA's Changemakers Reception in Washington, DC on September 12, 2017. Honorees included Senator Jeff Merkley, Jenny & Michael Messner, and Rep. Jim Himes.

  • Trinity College President, Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Joins the Board of AFS-USA

    Joanne Berger-Sweeney returns to the AFS-USA Board after a three-year hiatus to focus on her new role as Trinity College President.

  • A Glimpse into Future AFSer Banu's Life

    We chatted with Banu about his passions and why he's excited to travel to India with the BP Scholarship.

  • Joan Bowman Siegel is Elected Board Chair of AFS-USA

    AFS-USA is pleased to announce the election of Joan Bowman Siegel, an AFS Returnee and retired U.S. Government Analyst, as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors.

  • Tell Congress: Exchange Programs are Critical to Public Diplomacy

    Congress will soon be making final decisions about FY2018 funding. We must urge members to support the highest possible funding for exchanges!

  • How one Florida dad gained another daughter

    Of his time with his current exchange student, Adriana from Germany, Chris recalls making "20 million memories, the greatest of which is life."

  • 6 Global Recipes to Spice up Your Summer

    We've picked some of our favorite dishes from around the world to bring a little global flair to your next family brunch, block party, or backyard cookout!

  • 2016-2017 Project: Change Contest Winners Announced!

    March 8, 2017 - AFS-USA is pleased to announce the next generation of young change-makers!

  • Making the world your home

    An AFS Returnee describes how living with a host family in France taught her the power of language.

  • 6 study abroad photos you can't go home without

    Studying abroad is the perfect time to bring your Instagram feed to a whole new level.

  • AFS-USA Advocates for Global Exchange and Learning

    AFS-USA responds to the January 2017 Executive Order on Immigration and other recent global events.

  • Celebrity quotes about travel that will make you want to hop on a plane RIGHT NOW

    So, Bradley Cooper was an exchange student. Need we say more?

  • Make a Change in: Human Rights & Cultural Understanding

    Learn about a few of the programs that are helping to advance human rights and cultural understanding.

  • 9 study abroad tips for students and parents

    Check out these words of wisdom from AFSers who've been there!

  • AFS Alumni Event Convenes Student Exchange Advocates in D.C.

    AFSers and student exchange advocates gathered in Washington, D.C. for a unique AFS networking event in cooperation with the International Exchange and Study Caucus.

  • CTN - September 2016

    Supporting, Empowering and Rewarding AFS-USA Volunteers "Chappaqua" Planning C...

  • 8 reasons having a host son is the absolute best

    Hosting an international exchange student is a great way to learn about another culture, but it's also a whole bunch of fun!

  • Just Being a Family... with an Exchange Student

    Here's what a few new host parents have to say about their family's decision to host for the first time.

  • 4 Ways to Experience Brazilian Culture during the Rio Olympics

    As you watch the games in Rio de Janeiro, here are some other ways you can soak up Brazilian art, music, and cuisine without leaving home.

  • 7 International Recipes to Try this Summer

    Trying new food is a great way to experience another culture. Have you ever wondered what "comfort food" is like in China?

  • Easy ways to accommodate your gluten-free exchange student

    When you host an international exchange student with AFS, your family has the chance to try lots of new ingredients and ways of preparing them.

  • Becoming "Mom and Dad" to an exchange student from Turkey

    Welcoming a Turkish teenager into their home has given the Dordal/Boyd family the chance to really explore another culture and encourage diversity in their community.

  • What It’s Like to Host an Exchange Student from the Middle East

    For James and Karen Graham, hosting an international exchange student has been a way to explore new cultures and make a positive impact.

  • 7 things that make Chinese culture unique: A guide for host families

    To help you get to know your Chinese exchange student, we've compiled a list of 7 everyday practices that are common in China.

  • A Spotlight on the Reel Life Contest President’s Award Winners

    The Dordal/Boyd family and Gamze from Turkey had their video chosen as the highest quality submission of the AFS Reel Life Host Family Contest.

  • A Spotlight on the Reel Life Grand Prize Winners

    Find out what the Williams family—the winners of this year’s Grand Prize—have to say about their unique experience hosting Andre, a high schooler from Brazil.

  • Congratulations to the Winners of the 2016 Reel Life Contest!

    The results are in! We're happy to announce the Grand Prize winner and the President's Award winner of the Reel Life Contest.

  • These 11 things will make you dream of Spain

    Let's take a spin through some of the highlights of Spanish culture, and see why our fascination is here to stay.

  • AFS-USA Forms Partnership with iEARN-USA

    A new partnership between AFS-USA and iEARN-USA will bring virtual exchange to more students and classrooms.

  • From Air Force Pilot to Exchange Advocate: Meet the Newest Member of AFS-USA's Board of Directors

    March 21, 2016 - After a career in the armed forces, a former combat ready pilot finds a new way to support national security and global cooperation.

  • In Japan, fashion offers an opportunity for self-expression

    The fashion scene in Japan is vibrant and unique. Let's take a look at a few of the styles currently brightening up the streets of Tokyo.

  • 2016 Top Global Learning Schools Award

    76 schools from around the country have been selected by AFS-USA in partnership with NSHSS, as this 2016 Top Global Learning Schools.

  • 8 signs you might be French at heart

    Here are a few ways to tell if your "joie de vivre" fits in with the French way of life.

  • For Valentine's Day, AFS travels the world to celebrate love

    AFS exchanges prove that love can cross the globe and span generations. For Valentine’s Day, we’re indulging in some of the most inspiring AFS love stories.

  • In Brazil, street art paints a vivid picture of city life

    A dynamic street art culture emerges in Brazilian cities, where local artists foster creativity while also addressing important social issues.

  • A High-Level Dialogue Explores the Impact of International Exchange

    February 1, 2016 - Leaders in government, foreign policy, global education and the military discuss the power of international exchanges to address complex global problems.

  • What India’s festivals can show us about global citizenship

    India's festivals are joyous examples of celebrating intercultural diversity.

  • Discovering the art of grape-stomping in Portugal

    AFS student Maggi shares her experience of grape-stomping at a vineyard with her host family while studying abroad in Portugal.

  • Welcome one of these teenage scholars from Malaysia

    These Malaysian high school students are eager to introduce themselves to you.

  • AFS-USA Announces New Resources for Global Educators

    November 18, 2015 - AFS-USA is doing more to bring the world into U.S. classrooms.

  • 5 New Global Education Resources for Teachers in Honor of IEW 2015

    November 18, 2015 - Global competency development begins in the classroom.

  • New Congressional Caucus to Make Student Exchange a National Priority

    October 15, 2015 - A new bipartisan Congressional Caucus aims to generate awareness - on the Hill and nationwide - about the importance of studying abroad.

  • Amb. William Eaton Becomes AFS-USA Board Chair

    June 16, 2015 - Retired Diplomat, Bill Eaton, will give back to the organization that gave him his first experience abroad as a high school exchange student to Belgium in 1971.

  • AFS Reel Life Contest Winners Announced!

    May 11, 2015 - The story behind the AFS host family who won the AFS Reel Life Grand Prize.

  • AFS Project: Change Winner Heading to Russia to Carry Out Volunteer Vision

    February 4, 2015 - A 14 year-old New Jersey student beat out 500 teens across the country to win the Grand Prize in a highly competitive national essay contest.

  • AFS-USA Announces Top Schools for 2015

    January 22, 2015 - 65 schools across the country are being awarded for their commitment to fostering global competency among students.

  • AFS-USA Thanks Volunteers on International Volunteer Day

    December 5, 2014 - On International Volunteer Day, AFS-USA is especially grateful for the contributions of its 4,500 volunteers.

  • AFS Brings Together World Leaders on Global Citizenship Education

    November 6, 2014: This Saturday, AFS Intercultural Programs, under the patronage of UNESCO, will host an international high–level symposium in Paris on intercultural education.

  • Alumni Celebration in Minneapolis Celebrates the "Second Century" of AFS-USA

    October 2, 2014 - An AFS alumni gathering in honor of the Centennial of the American Field Service brings together AFSers from multiple generations and nationalities.

  • So THIS is what Costa Rica is really like...

    No matter how much you prepare for studying abroad, your first days in your new country will be filled with surprises.

  • Spotlight on Global Competency and AFS: Jill Woerner

    Spanish and World Language teacher in Pendleton, Indiana, has been able to implement Global Competency in her classroom through her partnership with AFS.

  • Teen Scholarship Winner Heads to China in Line with Diplomatic Priorities

    August 14, 2014 - A scholarship set up in memory of two beloved AFS Volunteers is about to change one teen's life.

  • My host family was...

    AFS Exchange Students from around the world choose one word to describe their US host families.

  • Restored American Field Service Ambulance Drives Volunteerism Forward

    June 26, 2014 - In his quest to restore a Model T Ford ambulance, one classic car lover discovers the inspiring story of the American Field Service and its spirit of volunteerism.

  • Diversity is Celebrated Worldwide on May 21

    May 21, 2014 - Communities around the world are participating in a grassroots campaign to "Do One Thing" for World Day for Cultural Diversity.

  • Greg Jennings and AFS-USA Announce Study Abroad Scholarships for Underserved Youth

    April 29, 2014 - AFS-USA and the Greg Jennings Foundation are teaming up to provide summer study abroad scholarships to youth Minnesota and Wisconsin.

  • The Growing Relevance of Study Abroad

    April 23, 2014 - Study abroad has received unprecedented media attention and acclaim in recent months. What are the reasons for this surge, and what does it mean?

  • Homes away from home

    When you study abroad, you find a new home. Check out these host family houses worldwide to see how that new home might look.

  • AFS-USA Celebrates its Volunteer Body

    April 10, 2014 - National Volunteer Week is a time for AFS-USA to celebrate and thank its 4,000+ volunteers nationwide.

  • Words are overrated

    Overcoming the language barrier can seem daunting, but there are very good reasons not to stress about it before going abroad.

  • 2014 Teaching & Learning Conference Highlights Merits of Global Education

    March 28, 2014 - AFS-USA Director of Educational Partnerships & School Outreach was among the esteemed visionaries speaking about globally-relevant education issues at T & L 2014.

  • AFS-USA Celebrates Host Family Appreciation Month

    March 7, 2014 - AFS-USA is dedicating the month of March to honoring host families and their tremendous contributions to the study abroad experience.

  • The American Presidents and AFS

    February 13, 2014 - AFS-USA remembers the US Presidents who were among its most valuable supporters and how they helped the organization grow.

  • National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) Launches Alliance with AFS-USA

    February 3, 2014 - AFS-USA and NSHSS will work together to encourage cross-cultural understanding that supports student achievement in an increasingly globalized society.

  • Food and family in Spain

    An AFS student in Spain dishes about the truly important aspects of her study abroad experience: family and food!

  • AFS-USA Announces “Top School” Award Winners

    January 28, 2014 - 79 schools across the nation were selected to receive the distinguished "Top AFS School" award for their commitments to enhancing global education.

  • PISA and the Common Core: Steps Toward Global Competency

    January 9, 2013 - The US ranked 29th out of 64 countries in the OECD's PISA survey of student performance. Could the Common Core State Standards be key to overcoming mediocrity?

  • The Best of 2013: AFS-USA's Picks

    December 31, 2013 - As we prepare to say goodbye to 2013, AFS-USA looks back on the events that had the biggest impact on the global education community this year.

  • Personal Fundraising for Study Abroad Brings Growth, Empowerment

    December 11, 2013 | New York, NY - With innovative personal fundraising projects, AFS-USA Students have raised impressive amounts of money and grown personally in the process.

  • Regarding Host Families, AFS Students are Thankful for "The Small Things"

    November 27, 2013 | New York, NY - In the spirit of Thanksgiving, AFS Returnees tell us what they appreciated most about their host families.

  • National Mapping Initiative Confirms Global Competency is Crucial for U.S. Students

    November 21, 2013 | New York, NY - A new research initiative has quantified the extent of international influence (and thus need for intercultural skills) throughout the U.S.

  • New Group Programs Target Popular Student Interests

    November 6, 2013 | New York, NY - AFS-USA's new short-term study abroad programs for groups help students explore the cultural background of their favorite past-times.

  • AFS-USA Gears Up for International Education Week

    November 1, 2013 | New York, NY - Excitement builds as the AFS-USA community prepares for a week of celebrating cultural exchange and understanding.

  • Stimulating Teenage Brains: Could New Environments Induce Deeper Learning?

    October 10, 2013 | New York, NY - A new study reveals the true impact of environmental stimulation on intellectual development in kids and teens.

  • AFS-KLYES Student Expresses Emotion, Culture through Music

    October 2, 2013 | New York, NY - AFS Student Norman, from South Africa, shares the song he wrote during his exchange year in the US and the personal story behind its creation.

  • AFS Returnees Show Us Why International Exchange Matters

    September 24, 2013 | New York, NY - From Jan Eliasson, to Christine Lagarde, to Thembisa Mshaka, see which AFS Returnees are making a difference and how.

  • Cultural Vistas & AFS-USA Announce Partnership

    September 19, 2013 | New York, NY - Cultural Vistas & AFS-USA have announced their innovative new partnership, designed to strengthen the impact of exchange programs.

  • An Interview with Amanda Ripley

    September 17, 2013 | New York, NY - Our exclusive interview with the author of the critically-acclaimed new book, "The Smartest Kids in the World (And How They Got That Way)."

  • 22 Students Receive BP Global Citizens of Tomorrow Scholarships to Study Abroad with AFS

    September 5, 2013 | New York, NY - Students from Houston, Chicago, and Seattle have been awarded full study abroad scholarships to Brazil, China, Malaysia, South Africa or India.

  • Milwaukee Students Awarded AFS Scholarships To Study Abroad in Panama and Costa Rica

    August 28, 2013 | Milwaukee, WI - Two high school students were awarded Jennings/Omanhene AFS Faces of America study abroad scholarships through AFS Intercultural Programs/USA.

  • AFS-USA and Ashoka’s Youth Venture team up to cultivate “changemakers”

    August 16, 2013 | New York, NY - AFS-USA and Ashoka’s Youth Venture (AYV) joined forces this week to train study abroad alumni in the art of teaching social entrepreneurship.

  • AFSer epitomizes International Youth Day values

    August 13, 2013 | New York, NY - An AFS-USA Program Advisor's early non-profit work demonstrates the potential of today's youth and the importance of international experience.

  • Just arrived in the US and feeling...

    August 14, 2013 | New York, NY - In the hours before meeting their US host families for the very first time, 20 AFS exchange students from around the world sum up their feelings.

  • Welcome to the US!

    Welcome to all AFS exchange students who are arriving in the US this week for their year-long study abroad programs!

  • AFS-USA students gain cultural insight by giving back

    July 23, 2013 | New York, NY - AFS-USA high school students and volunteers experienced cultural immersion through community service in Panama.

  • Ramadan in the US

    July 18, 2013 | New York, NY - Ramadan's observance in the US offers a unique experience for both Muslims and non-Muslims.

  • Lessons from a Central Valley Host Mom

    July 15, 2013 | New York, NY - One mom in CA shares the lessons she's learned from being an AFS host parent.

  • 2013 Departure Day is bittersweet for the AFS-USA community

    June 27, 2013 | New York, NY - More than 2,000 exchange students left the US for their home countries this week, after successfully completing year and semester-long programs.

  • Host Father is world’s best dad, according to students

    June 13, 2013 | New York, NY - As Father's Day nears, the heartwarming impact of one AFS-USA Host Dad comes to light.

  • Host pets: An integral part of the study abroad experience

    May 29, 2013 | New York, NY - Host pets allow exchange students to learn about the values and beliefs espoused by their host families that underpin pet ownership.

  • AFS Returnee Thembisa Mshaka on her career, cultural diversity and meeting Beyoncé

    May 22, 2013 | New York, NY- AFS Returnee, Thembisa Mshaka, a filmmaker and author who has provided creative services to Beyoncé and Jamie Foxx, tells how study abroad changed her.

  • Exchange students' interview: On culture shock, personal growth and host family bonding

    May 13, 2013 | New York, NY - We recently sat down with AFS students Jan from Spain and Saechee from Japan to talk about their experiences living with US host families.

  • AFS students greet President Obama on his arrival in Costa Rica

    May 7, 2013 | New York, NY - Four AFS students served as the official welcome committee for President Obama when he arrived in Costa Rica on Friday, May 3rd.

  • AFS-USA celebrates National Volunteer Week

    April 23, 2013 -- Thanks to our AFS-USA Volunteers for generously sharing your talents, time, leadership, and commitment to and passion for intercultural learning.

  • AFS-USA reports on participants in Boston area

    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.

  • AFS Archives photo: Bill Clinton meets AFS students

    Welcome to the world of social media, President Clinton!

  • Watch for fake AFS Employment Opportunities

    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.

  • AFS student emboldened to break personal barriers

    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 AFS host dad and teacher Honored

    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.

  • Teen ready for cultural shift as exchange student to Japan

    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.

  • AFS Students sing gospel at church

    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.

  • Exchange Students in Woodbury

    March 1, 2013 -- Woodbury families know no cultural bounds when it comes to opening their homes to students from across the world.

  • Bud, the Bike Man

    February 14, 2013 -- One Kenyon business man took it upon himself to make the students' stay here a happy one.

  • A genuine pioneer visits from Pakistan

    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.

  • Finding comfort in an unfamiliar place

    Pakistani Tahreem Hassan writes about her experience in California as a YES student.

  • Spotlight on 2012 Rosemary Whitcraft Faces of America Scholar: Vanessa Salomon

    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.

  • First Annual AFS-USA Holiday Party brings together the AFS family in New York

    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.

  • YES Program celebrates 10th anniversary

    AFS-USA is proud to join the worldwide community in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the YES Program starting December 12th.

  • YES Student of the Month

    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).

  • VIDEO: Bring the world into your classroom

    December 7, 2012 -- Derek Schulz, a teacher in Whitefish, MT, talks about his experience with AFS Exchange Student Muhammad Nadeem from Pakistan.

  • For AFS Exchange Students, Life in the United States is a Nice Surprise!

    December 4, 2012 - AFS Exchange Students in Mattapoisett, MA reflect upon the cultural differences that make life in the US such a delight!

  • Muslim students build bridges of international understanding

    December 3, 2012 -- Muslim AFS students share experiences in Wisconsin through the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program.

  • Students discover schools teach more than the 3 R’s

    November 21, 2012 -- During International Education Week, 4 exchange students shared about their home countries and their first impressions of the US.

  • VIDEO: Discover Turkey

    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!

  • AFS-USA celebrates International Education Week and you

    November 12, 2012 -- International Education Week (IEW) is a time when we celebrate the benefits of international education and intercultural exchange throughout the world.

  • The dream of a nuclear-weapon free 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.

  • Announcing the 2012 Galatti Award Winners

    October 19, 2012 -- AFS is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Galatti Award.

  • Life-changing experiences

    October 9, 2012 -- John Minsker, of Granville, is retiring from involvement with the American Field Service, an international student exchange organization.

  • Jennings / Omanhene AFS-USA Faces of America scholarships

    September 30, 2012 -- AFS returnee and NFL wide receiver are joining forces to provide study abroad scholarships to underserved youth.

  • ‘Rushin’ to Reagan

    FLEX student Yasya Kondrashova comments on life in San Antonio, TX for her school's student-produced news and feature publication.

  • AFS-USA Volunteer nominated for 2012 Galatti Award

    September 14, 2012 -- Nancy Henderson of the Greater Puget Sound Team will be AFS-USA's 2012 Galatti Nominee.

  • Our condolences on the death of Amb. Stevens, AFS Returnee

    September 13, 2012 -- AFS-USA joins the world in mourning the loss of Chris Stevens, U.S. Ambassador to Libya and AFS Returnee

  • Faces of America Recruits 184 Students in 2012

    August 29, 2012 -- It was a busy year for Faces of America!

  • Pausing for reflection with two of our Faces of America returnees

    August 28, 2012 -- New York, NY – Meet Angie and Aaron, two of our Faces of America Returnees.

  • "My AFS experience opened my eyes."

    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."

  • AFS Returnee and GSSP Scholar Andy Garcia discovers the “Power of Green”

    August 25, 2012 -- New York, NY – Andy Garcia shares his experiences from Germany while participating on the AFS Green Summer School Program.

  • Whitcraft Family makes a world of difference

    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.

  • AFS ties, 50 years young

    August 22, 2012 -- One host sister in NJ reflects on the ties formed with her AFS sister, 50 years later.

  • Faces of America Scholarship Program welcomes new partnerships in 2013

    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.

  • AFS-USA and Bank Street's Liberty LEADS Partner to Create the AFS Green Summer School Program

    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.

  • 2012 Faces of America Scholars Share Adventures from Abroad!

    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.

  • Visiting student brings Pakistan to PCDS

    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.

  • VIDEO: "He's our son"

    AUGUST 8, 2012 -- Watch our new heart-warming video featuring Nadeem, an exchange student from Pakistan who studied in Whitefish, Montana this past year.

  • It’s a small world

    AUGUST 1, 2012 -- What hosting an exchange student can teach your young kids.

  • Student Brings Pakistan to Local High School

    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

  • "Exchange is not a year in a life; it's a Life in a year"

    JULY 31, 2012 -- "Honey" Rind, a YES exchange student from Pakistan, describes her exchange experiences.

  • Exchange students enrich families' lives

    JULY 10, 2012 -- Three families recount memorable moments in the past year with the AFS students who spent this school year with them.

  • BP and AFS Launch Global Citizens of Tomorrow Program

    June 21, 2012 - HOUSTON – BP and global student exchange organization AFS launched the Gl...

  • Then and Now: A Year-long Journey

    JUNE 15, 2012 -- An essay from a Pakistani student hosted in Minnesota

  • Reflections on an Adventurous Year

    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.

  • AFS Community Supports Japan Relief Efforts

    March 31, 2011 -- Humanities teacher and AFS Volunteer Tina O’Donnell helps coordi...

  • Emergency Preparedness at AFS

    March 17, 2011 -- AFS is not one program in a single country that sends young people abroad. AF...