Win a full scholarship
to go abroad and make an impact

At AFS, we believe in the radical idea that young people can make a difference.

AFS's founders were young volunteers who ventured overseas to help those in need - and their spirit of volunteerism lives on today.

Now it's YOUR turn. 

Thank you for supporting this year's changemakers

The 2017-2018 Project: Change contest's Grand Prize winner has been announced! Learn about Claire's volunteer project idea to help empower students in Kenya to succeed.

Educators, bring global impact into your classroom.

Global Competency is critical to the success of today's 8th-12th grade students, but we know it's hard to bring into an already-packed curriculum. AFS Project: Change lesson plans, created through a partnership with Scholastic Inc., make it easy to introduce contemporary, global issues in a unique and engaging way.

  • Inspire your students to become global citizens
  • Get free Scholastic lesson plans
  • Teach 21st Century Skills in new and exciting ways

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Find out about additional opportunities to explore the world and spread peace and understanding:

Global Prep

Go abroad for 2-3 weeks and dive deep into today’s important topics.


Study, intern, volunteer, or teach abroad with programs for travelers 18 and up.

Host a Student

Expand your worldview by welcoming an exchange student into your home.


Help make your community more global by working with students and families.