“Looking through the eyes of another culture has broadened my view of the world…This experience has truly changed me.”

-Ayimoni Muhammad, U.S. to Egypt 2017
Faces of America Scholarship Recipient

Celebrating 75 Years of AFS Exchange Programs

AFS-USA is celebrating 75 years of empowering people to become globally engaged citizens by delivering meaningful intercultural experiences. Bolstered by these experiences, AFSers help create a more just and peaceful world. There is no doubt that these are turbulent times, but the world our founders envisioned is not only possible…it’s made a reality by people like you. Your gift will make a tremendous difference in transforming families, communities, institutions, and especially the lives of young people in the U.S. and abroad.

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The World Needs More Global Citizens

Through supporting AFS programs, you foster transformative experiences that last a lifetime. Today’s exchange students are tomorrow’s changemakers: diplomats; thought leaders; influencers in the international business and nonprofit communities. Every new AFS Student is another global citizen in progress—an individual primed to help build a more just and peaceful world.

And the impact doesn’t stop with the students. Host families’ lives are transformed by students from across the globe and host communities gain greater cultural diversity. That’s The AFS Effect.

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The Peter J. Westort Volunteer Leadership Award

The AFS-USA family lost a dear friend and advocate with the passing of AFS-USA Board Member and longtime volunteer leader Peter J. Westort. To honor his legacy of volunteer service, Peter’s wife, Mary Ann Offer, established the Peter J. Westort Volunteer Leadership Award to help AFS-USA chaperones add to their AFS international experiences.

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Charity Watch Top-Rated

AFS-USA is a Charity Watch Top-Rated organization! By donating to AFS-USA, you know your gift goes directly toward creating a more just and peaceful world.

The Jerry Gulley Memorial Fund

AFS-USA mourns the passing of longtime volunteer and host parent Jerry Gulley. A memorial fund has been set up to honor his dedication to AFS and to creating a better world; funds raised will be used to support activities for local AFS participants.

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