For more than 70 years, AFS has been shaping global citizens around the world. Whether it’s high school exchange or summer study abroad, we know how to provide authentic and secure cultural immersion experiences. Through AFS Global Prep, you can accompany your students on a meaningful and relevant experience abroad tailored to your curriculum, while we cover the logistics.
Why Global Prep?
- Deep cultural dives in just 1 to 3 weeks
- Develop intercultural awareness and communication skills
- Focus on themes and projects such as sustainability, environmental conservation, or human rights
College and Career Preparation
- Build your resume! 88% of students reported gaining valuable experience for college and career
- Lean into current events or historical perspectives first hand, and bring real world experience back to the classroom
- Cultivate leadership and interpersonal skills like empathy, creativity, and confidence
Safety and Support
- Our network of staff and volunteers support you throughout your journey
- 24-hour assistance and health coverage are ready in case of emergency
How does it work?
- Explore our programs
Browse our Global Prep programs below and discover our diverse program catalog.
- Contact us
Identify a few of our destinations or program types that will fit your class needs and contact us at [email protected] to discuss possible modifications to help best fit our programs to your needs.*
- We handle the logistics while you get your class excited
We’ll work with our international partners to confirm that they can accommodate your group and your special requests (if any). Once the details are confirmed and agreed upon, we’ll provide a web page and an application that is specific to your group. Your students can start signing up and we’ll coordinate the rest!
*Note that edits to the program itinerary may impact fees.
Argentina: Human Rights and Cultural Exploration
Advance your Spanish-speaking skills and participate in human rights workshops on this immersive Global Prep program in Argentina.
Brazil: Amazon River Odyssey
Embark on an epic trip down the Amazon, gaining insight into Brazilian culture and rainforest wildlife along the way.
China: Sustainable Development and Chinese Culture
Explore sustainability issues from a unique international perspective while living with a host family in China.
Colombia: Ecotourism & Culture
Spend two weeks in Colombia immersing yourself in friendly Latin culture and exploring the unique city of Popayan.
Costa Rica: Ecotourism & Culture
Immerse yourself in a new culture by touring rainforests, caves and beaches, and meeting the indigenous Boruca people.
Czech Republic Global Prep
Being Bohemian: Explorations of Art and History
Egypt: Islamic Culture & History
Learn about the rich history of Islam in Egypt while building your Arabic skills and living with a host family.
Germany: Comparative Journalism in Cologne
Fake News and How to Spot It. Explore topics in contemporary journalism on a two-week adventure in the historic city of Cologne.
Ghana: Past and Present Perspectives in West Africa
Explore Ghana’s friendly culture and complex history through dance, music, language lessons, and art.
Ireland: Irish History and Culture (College Credit)
Engage in social justice and peace & conflict studies while exploring the natural beauty of the Western coast of Ireland.
Japan: Culture & School Life
Get to know local high schoolers and learn Japanese while exploring the culture and cuisine of Sapporo.
Kenya: Wildlife Conservation
Discover the real meaning of safari on a two week adventure in Kenya.
New Zealand: Sustainability and the Environment
Learn how to be an environmental guardian and develop sustainable solutions with young changemakers at Festival for the Future.
Poland: Exploring the City and Countryside
Learn about the history, art, and food of Poland while exploring the city of Krakow and the nearby countryside.
San Diego, CA: Global Studies in an International Context
Explore current global affairs with students from around the world, amidst the beauty and sun of UC San Diego in California.
Spain: Modern Spanish Culture & Language
Improve your Spanish, volunteer, and experience lively local culture on a two week adventure in Spain.