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Scholarships

The UNICO Avon Chapter Scholarship

The UNICO Avon Chapter Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship made available by the Avon, Connecticut chapter of UNICO National. UNICO is the largest Italian American service organization in the USA,…

Life in the Dominican Republic
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Life in the Dominican Republic

The Essentials All Programs AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Travel Guide Year/Semester High School AFS Dominican Republic Program Handbook Visa Guidelines Digging Deeper Language Resources Rosetta Stone:…

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Edelweiss Scholarship

The Edelweiss Scholarship is made available by the Clarksville Edelweiss Club. Scholarship Type: Merit-based Scholarship Value: $4,000 Available Scholarships: Two (2) Applicable Programs: AFS Year or Semester Programs to Austria…

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Culture Points, Educators Articles

What is Culture?

Culture is not easy to define. Some aspects of culture are obvious and concrete, like art or attire, while others are less noticeable or even subconscious, like body language or the social values that dictate it.

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No Visa Required

If you are an American citizen traveling to any of these countries on an AFS Summer or Global Prep Program, you will not need to obtain a visa to participate…

Life in Argentina
Culture Trek

Life in Argentina

The Essentials All Programs AFS Argentina Welcome Booklet AFS Argentina (Uruguay) Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Travel Guide Year/Semester High School Host School FAQ Visa…

Life in Australia
Culture Trek

Life in Australia

Essentials AFS Australia Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa FAQ Digging Deeper Cultural Resources “What Australian slang has given the world”- BBC…

Life in Austria
Culture Trek

Life in Austria

All Programs AFS Austria Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Host School FAQ Semester High School Visa FAQs Arrival Information Year High School Visa FAQs Arrival…

Life in Belgium-Flanders
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Life in Belgium-Flanders

The Essentials AFS Belgium-Flanders Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Host School FAQ School Expectations  Arrival Information Visa FAQ Language Requirements Applicants to the Year High School Programs…

Life in Belgium-French
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Life in Belgium-French

The Essentials AFS Belgium-French Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa FAQ Language Requirements Applicants to the Year High School Program in Belgium-French…

Life in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Life in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Essentials AFS Bosnia and Herzegovina Welcome Booklet Get to Know Bosnia and Herzegovina AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa FAQ Digging Deeper Language…

Life in Brazil
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Life in Brazil

The Essentials AFS Brazil Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa FAQ Language Requirements Applicants to the Semester and Year High School Program…

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Travel Documents

Non-US Citizen FAQ

If you reside in the US but you are not a US citizen, there are additional procedures to follow in order to travel abroad on an AFS program. As a…

Life in Canada
Culture Trek

Life in Canada

The Essentials AFS Canada Welcome Booklet Program Calendar AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Arrival Information Digging Deeper Language Resources Duolingo (free language learning app) Rosetta Stone: French Babbel: French…

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Travel Documents

Apostilles

*Please remember that you MUST NOT REMOVE the apostille and/or staple from its attached document. Removal of either of these will destroy the authenticity of the apostille! Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California…

Life in Chile
Culture Trek

Life in Chile

The Essentials All Programs AFS Chile Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Host School FAQ Year/Semester High School Arrival Information Visa FAQ Summer Homestay Visa FAQ Digging Deeper…

Life in China
Culture Trek

Life in China

The Essentials All Programs AFS China Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Year/Semester High School Host School FAQ Medical and Academic Information Arrival Information Visa FAQ…

Life in Colombia
Culture Trek

Life in Colombia

The Essentials Global Prep/Year/Semester AFS Colombia Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide COVID-19 Specific Guidelines Digging Deeper Language Resources Rosetta Stone: Spanish Duolingo (free language learning app) BBC…

Life in Costa Rica
Culture Trek

Life in Costa Rica

The Essentials All Programs AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Year/Semester High School AFS Costa Rica Welcome Booklet Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa FAQ Summer Community Service…

Life in Croatia
Culture Trek

Life in Croatia

The Essentials AFS Croatia Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Arrival Information Visa FAQ Digging Deeper Language Resources Learn Croatian Eurolinguiste- 100 Basic Croatian Phrases Memrise: Croatian Skolica…

Life in Czech Republic
Culture Trek

Life in Czech Republic

The Essentials AFS Czech Republic Welcome Booklet Safety Tips AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa FAQ Digging Deeper Language Resources Czech Language Booklet Memrise:…

Life in Denmark
Culture Trek

Life in Denmark

The Essentials All Programs AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Changes to Hosting Realities (COVID-19) Year High School AFS Denmark Welcome Booklet Host School FAQ Danish Educational System…

Life in Egypt
Culture Trek

Life in Egypt

The Essentials All Programs AFS Egypt Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Year High School  Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa FAQ Summer Language Study Arrival…

Life in Finland
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Life in Finland

The Essentials All Programs AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Year/Semester High School AFS Finland Welcome Booklet Host School FAQ Finnish Education System Brochure  Arrival Information Visa FAQ Changes to…

Life in France
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Life in France

The Essentials All Programs AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Year/Semester High School AFS France Welcome Booklet Host School FAQ Arrival Information Arrival Information (January Departure) Visa FAQ Summer Language Study…

Life in Germany
Culture Trek

Life in Germany

The Essentials All Programs AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Year/Semester High School AFS Germany Welcome Booklet Host School FAQ Visa FAQ Green Summer School AFS Germany Welcome…

Life in Ghana
Culture Trek

Life in Ghana

The Essentials All Programs AFS Ghana Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Daily Expectations Year High School Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa FAQ Summer Team…

Life in Guatemala
Culture Trek

Life in Guatemala

The Essentials Global Prep AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Digging Deeper Language Resources Rosetta Stone: Spanish Duolingo (free language learning app) BBC Spanish Language Guide LiveMocha: Spanish Learn Basic…

Life in Hong Kong
Culture Trek

Life in Hong Kong

The Essentials AFS Hong Kong Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa FAQ Digging Deeper Language Resources Memrise: Cantonese Learn Cantonese…

Life in Hungary
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Life in Hungary

The Essentials All Programs AFS Hungary Welcome Booklet Safety Tips AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Year/Semester High School Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa FAQ Summer Homestay Arrival Information…

Life in Iceland
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Life in Iceland

The Essentials AFS Iceland Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Arrival Information Host School FAQ Visa FAQ Icelandic Language Learning Materials- Audio The Alphabet Song The Alphabet Consonants…

Life in India
Culture Trek

Life in India

The Essentials All Programs AFS India Welcome Booklet AFS India Participant Handbook Safety Tips Focus on India AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Year High School Host School FAQ Educational…

Life in Indonesia
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Life in Indonesia

The Essentials AFS Indonesia Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa FAQ Language Instruction AFS Indonesia offers language lessons once a…

Life in Ireland
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Life in Ireland

The Essentials All Programs Ireland Welcome Booklet for Year Programs Summer Program Welcome Information Ireland Rules & Laws AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Packing Guide Parent Letter Arrival Information…

Life in Italy
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Life in Italy

The Essentials All Programs AFS Italy Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Year/Semester High School Host School FAQ Italian School System 101 Arrival Information Visa FAQ…

Life in Japan
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Life in Japan

The Essentials All Programs AFS Japan Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Year/Semester High School Host School FAQ Characteristics of Japanese High School Life Arrival Information…

Life in Kenya
Culture Trek

Life in Kenya

The Essentials Global Prep AFS Kenya Welcome Booklet Living with a Kenyan Host Family AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Digging Deeper Language Resources Rosetta Stone: Swahili Live Lingua Project:…

Life in Latvia
Culture Trek

Life in Latvia

The Essentials AFS Latvia Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa FAQ Changes to Hosting Realities (COVID-19) Digging Deeper Language Resources…

Life in Mexico
Culture Trek

Life in Mexico

The Essentials AFS Mexico Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Host School FAQ Digging Deeper Language Resources Rosetta Stone: Spanish Duolingo (free language learning app) Memrise:…

Life in Nepal
Culture Trek

Life in Nepal

The Essentials Global Prep AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Digging Deeper Language Resources Learn 101: Nepali  ilanguages: Learn Nepali  Omniglot: Useful Phrases in Nepali Free Nepali Guru App Nepali: A…

Life in New Zealand
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Life in New Zealand

The Essentials AFS New Zealand Welcome Booklet  AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa FAQ Digging Deeper Cultural Resources Hofstede Center: New Zealand BBC: New…

Life in Norway
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Life in Norway

The Essentials AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Visa FAQ Year High School Program AFS Norway Welcome Booklet Host School FAQ Arrival Information Digging Deeper Language Resources Norwegian Language Booklet…

Life in Panama
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Life in Panama

The Essentials All Programs AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Year/Semester High School AFS Panama Welcome Booklet Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa FAQ Year/Semester Community Service AFS…

Life in Paraguay
Culture Trek

Life in Paraguay

The Essentials All Programs AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Year/Semester High School AFS Paraguay Welcome Booklet Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa FAQ Year/Semester Community Service AFS Paraguay Welcome…

Life in Peru
Culture Trek

Life in Peru

The Essentials AFS Peru Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa FAQ Digging Deeper Language Resources Rosetta Stone: Spanish Duolingo (free…

Life in Poland
Culture Trek

Life in Poland

The Essentials All Programs AFS Poland Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Year High School Arrival Information Host School FAQ Visa FAQ Language Requirements Applicants to the Year…

Life in Portugal
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Life in Portugal

The Essentials AFS Portugal Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Practical Information Survival Guide Discussion Questions for Your Host Family Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa FAQ Portuguese…

Life in Russia
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Life in Russia

The Essentials All Programs AFS Russia Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Year High School Host School FAQ Arrival Information Travel Guidelines Visa FAQ Global Prep…

Life in Serbia
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Life in Serbia

The Essentials AFS Serbia Welcome Booklet Get to Know Serbia AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Host School FAQ Serbian Music School Arrival Information Visa FAQ Digging Deeper…

Life in Slovakia
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Life in Slovakia

The Essentials AFS Slovakia Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Host School FAQ Digging Deeper Language Resources Memrise: Slovak iLanguages: Slovak Slovak 101 Surface Languages: Slovak…

Life in Spain
Culture Trek

Life in Spain

The Essentials All Programs AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Year/Semester High School AFS Spain Welcome Booklet Rules & Responsibilities Host School FAQ Tips for Your Spanish Exchange…

Life in Sweden
Culture Trek

Life in Sweden

The Essentials AFS Sweden Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Host School FAQ Arrival Information Welcome Letter Visa FAQ  Changes to Hosting Realities (COVID-19) Digging Deeper Language Resources…

Life in Switzerland
Culture Trek

Life in Switzerland

The Essentials AFS Switzerland Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa FAQ Digging Deeper Language Resources ActiLingua: German Ralf-Kinas: German LiveMocha: German Rosetta…

Life in Thailand
Culture Trek

Life in Thailand

The Essentials All Programs AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Year High School AFS Thailand Welcome Booklet Host School FAQ Arrival Information School Program Rules and Responsibilities Visa…

Life in the Netherlands
Culture Trek

Life in the Netherlands

The Essentials AFS Netherlands Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa FAQ Digging Deeper Language Resources Rosetta Stone: Dutch Duolingo (free language learning…

Life in Turkey
Culture Trek

Life in Turkey

The Essentials All Programs AFS Turkey Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Year High School Host School FAQ Arrival Information (Coming Soon!) Visa FAQ Digging Deeper…

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Scholarships

CBYX

Full, merit-based scholarship program of the U.S. Department of State to serve as a “youth ambassador” for an academic year home-stay program in Germany.

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Scholarships

NSLI-Y

Full, merit-based scholarship program of the U.S. Department of State to study critical languages in an overseas immersion environment.

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Scholarships

YES Abroad

Full, merit-based scholarship program of the U.S. Department of State to promote mutual understanding between people of the United States and people of countries of strategic importance.