AFS-USA Announces Its 2015 Top Schools

AFS-USA is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Top AFS School award. High schools honored with this inaugural award have demonstrated the importance of fostering global competency in their students. Selected from around the country, these 65 schools are making a profound difference in the lives of students and the community at large. Cick here to view the complete list of winning schools.

"We're proud to be partners with these exceptional schools and look forward to further collaboration with their excellent administration and staff in bringing intercultural learning opportunities to their students," says Tonya Muro, Ed.D., Director of School Outreach and Educational Partnerships. "The ability to speak another language, navigate in a different cultural context, and marshal a global perspective are critical skills that today's students need to succeed in our increasingly interdependent world."

The award includes the opportunity for the students of the winning schools to compete for $1,000 scholarships to any 2015 AFS study abroad program. Students must address this question: "What does it mean to be a global citizen?" Entries and completed study abroad applications are due by April 1, 2015. View details here.

Please join us in congratulating these schools for all they have done in the realm of international education and global learning!

To follow are some links to notable press coverage about the Top Schools: