One way FoA achieves its objectives is through successfully partnering with community-based organizations, foundations, corporations, and schools that serve underrepresented communities. Since 2007, FoA has awarded scholarships to more than 2,400 outstanding teenagers and introduced them to a world of possibilities.
Our community partners value the impact that the AFS experience has on their students and how it supports the goals of their leadership and college preparatory programs. Studies show that students who experience a study abroad program are more likely to possess the global leadership skills necessary in today’s workforce. When students return from an AFS exchange, moreover, they are excited by what they’ve discovered—about the world and themselves—and inspired to keep exploring new and diverse opportunities. Nearly all FoA participants go on to college, and many participate in undergraduate exchange programs.