Let the Journey Begin! 

Congratulations! As an AFS Participant, you will join tens of thousands of young people who have traveled the globe to experience life in another culture, gain a greater sense of self, learn a new language and develop new friendships! To help you get the most out of your experience abroad, and to support you on the path of becoming an active global citizen, AFS has developed a framework called the AFS Student Learning Journey.

AFS helps participants accomplish the goals of the Student Learning Journey through a variety of methods and tools outlined below. As with many things in life, you will get out of the AFS experience what you put into it! We encourage you to fully participate in and engage with all of the preparatory activities and resources that will be available to you before, during and after your AFS Experience. 

Thank you for joining our mission of empowering people to become globally engaged citizens and to help create a more just and peaceful world! 

This information is VERY IMPORTANT and you must read it from cover to cover to help prepare you for your experience in your host destination!  

We cannot emphasize enough the importance of carefully and fully reviewing this information and we recommend your parent(s)/guardian(s) do so as well.   A complete understanding of the expectations and information in these handbooks is critical to positioning you for a safe and rewarding AFS experience in your host country. 

You may access this information and more country-specific resources via your dashboard by clicking on the Country and Program Resources button or by clicking here