AFS-USA Partners with Scholastic, Inc.

September 23, 2015: AFS-USA in partnership with Scholastic Inc, - the nation’s largest publisher of supplemental educational materials - launched a special, AFS-focused edition of Scholastic’s award-winning “Upfront” magazine to approximately 51,000 9th 12th grade classrooms across the U.S. (many of whom attend schools where you teach)!

This 8-page publication is designed to help 1.4 million students learn about Global Competency through Global Citizenship and inspire them to be a part of the life-changing AFS Effect of intercultural learning. Articles range from a first-person account of studying abroad, to the history of the American Field Service, to AFS Returnees traveling to space, and to the global impact of hosting an AFS student in their homes.

Accompanying the Upfront magazine is a complete, 4-page teaching guide which provides detailed lesson plans for educators, specifically designed by the education-experts at Scholastic to satisfy both state 'common core' requirements and AFS learning objectives.
All of the classroom materials, along with AFS videos and a link to our newly-launched AFS-USA educator’s portal will be hosted and featured on Each month, receives over 8 million unique visitors. View it here.

You can also download a digital version of the AFS Upfront magazine and the Teacher’s Guide here. We encourage you to read the magazine and reference the teacher's guide at the same time, to get the full effect of the experience we are providing to students and educators.
We hope these materials may help to meet your global learning needs, as well as activities that you may plan to support International Education Week November 16-20, 2015. Let us know what you think by dropping us a line at