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Egypt

Egypt Summer Visa FAQ

Do I need a visa for my AFS program? Yes, you need a visa to travel to Egypt. You will apply for your visa upon arrival at the airport in…

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Denmark

Denmark Community Service Guidelines

STEP 1: Visit the Denmark Embassy website to learn more about requirements Research the Denmark Embassy website for  information about the Residence and Work Permit. Please note that you must go to the…

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Denmark

Denmark Community Service FAQ

What type of visa do I need? You will be applying for a Residence and Work Permit for Denmark. How do I apply for the visa? You must apply in-person…

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China

China Summer Visa FAQ

What type of visa do I need? You will be applying for a Business F Visa for China. How do I apply for the visa? All students may apply in-person…

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China

China Semester and Year Visa FAQ

What type of visa do I need? You will be applying for a Student X Visa to stay and study China. If your program is longer than 180 days, you will apply…

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Canada

Canada Summer Visa FAQ

Am I required to have a visa? If you have an American passport, you do not need to apply for a visa prior to departure. Please let AFS know if…

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Argentina

Argentina Summer Visa FAQ

Argentina Summer Visa FAQ Welcome Welcome to the visa FAQs for Argentine summer programs. The country, duration/content/length of your program, and several other factors all determine how simple or complex…

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Austria

Austria Semester Visa FAQ

What type of visa do I need? You will be applying for an Austria National Visa – Visa D. How do I apply for the visa? You will need to…

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Austria

Austria Year Visa FAQ

Year Visa FAQ What type of visa do I need? You are not required to apply for a visa for a study program in Austria. You will be required to…

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Blog, Study Abroad Articles

4 Wonders of Argentina

With Latin American and European influences, Argentina is a multifaceted country with so much to offer. There’s the romantic tango, the passion of fútbol culture, and the delicious beef prepared during an asado,…

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Area Team Articles, Blog

Sky Camp!

Fun times at Pacific Cascades’s post-arrival orientation, Sky Camp! Mixing up deep discussions with a good dose of fun. Parents and siblings coming together with volunteers to support the student…

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Area Team Articles, Blog

Redwoods Meet-Up

A group of students from AFS Pacific Cascades met together late September in California for a visit to the Redwoods.  The Douglas County local chapter sponsored a camping trip with…

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Blog

Fall Festival Meet-Up

Denmark, France, Brazil, Switzerland, Dominican Republic, Chile and Germany represented AFS at the Fall Festival meet-up!

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Blog

Second Arrivals

A few family photos of the first meeting between students and families at September arrivals.

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Volunteer Articles

Spotlight On: Danielle Tye

Meet Danielle Tye…This is her 11th year volunteering with AFS! When people ask what her hobbies are, she always says “AFS.” Whether serving on the National Council, planning the National…

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Volunteer Articles

Spotlight On: Paula McElroy

Meet Paula McElroy, of Silverwood Michigan. She’s a high school teacher, history buff, wife and parent who has made cultural exchange an essential part of her daily life. Since 2002,…

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Volunteer Articles

Spotlight On: Bob Rushing

Meet Bob Rushing of Silverspring, Maryland. He’s a long-time AFSer who has worn numerous hats in the organization, from host brother to host dad to volunteer. Here is his AFS…

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Volunteer Articles

Spotlight On: Ann Sweet

Meet Ann Sweet of Williamsville, New York.  Her energy for AFS is limitless.  She has hosted 16 AFS students, been a Support and Event Coordinator and sits on the Volunteer…

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Volunteer Articles

Spotlight On: Rio Orticio

Rio Orticio knows first-hand what it is like to come to a different country to study. Because of his experiences as an international student, Rio is dedicated to ensuring that…

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Volunteer Articles

Spotlight On: Rio Orticio

Rio Orticio knows first-hand what it is like to come to a different country to study. Because of his experiences as an international student, Rio is dedicated to ensuring that…

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Blog

The Top AFS Welcome Signs!

Students from all over the world are arriving to the U.S. to meet their AFS Host Families. Over the years, host families have made such creative, sweet, and thoughtful signs…

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Blog

AFS Reel Life Finalist Announced

Kudos to the following 25 host families and their exchange students for advancing to the final round of the Reel Life contest (listed alphabetically by student’s first name): Bronislav T.…