As a leader in intercultural education, AFS-USA is committed to fostering global competency skills in our schools and communities.  

In alignment with the US Department of Education’s International Strategy, our intercultural learning and global citizenship classroom resources along with opportunities for educational travel offer two unique ways to weave global competence concepts into your everyday work as an educator.

Vision Statement: Any student or educator can become a global citizen when schools partner with AFS-USA.  


Host and Send AFS Students

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Classroom Resources

Free intercultural education lesson plans, digital resources for teaching Global Competency in your classroom, and more!

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Professional Development

Professional development opportunities for educators and school administrators.

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To use the Bitmoji Classroom above, simply click on any of the images in the picture to link directly to a variety of educator resources.


The 2022-2023 academic year marks the official 75th Anniversary of student exchanges for AFS-USA. Thank you to all schools supporting our mission of creating a more just and peaceful world by empowering people to become globally engaged citizens:

75th Anniversary School Recognition Page


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Our Commitment to Diversity

AFS-USA embraces diversity at all levels of the organization. View opportunities to help all of your students have an intercultural experience.

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