A hallmark of AFS-USA is its ability to manage risk by providing a strong level of professional support to students on AFS programs. A highly-trained and experienced risk management team at AFS-USA is in place at all times. With support provided 24/7, AFS is well-known for the quality of its response in situations involving risk or safety. And, with an excellent travel/medical program in place, AFS puts the care of students first.

AFS operates programs in the US and throughout the world with more than 70 years of experience and a long tradition and track-record of excellence. One aspect that makes AFS unique from most other exchange organizations is that it operates within a Network of AFS Partners in countries around the world with AFS staff and volunteers in those countries committing to the same mission, vision, and values as AFS-USA, which is the Network’s largest Partner.  All Partners within the AFS Network maintain a very high level of communications at all times.