- Latin America
- North America
Where do you want to go?
Summer Global Prep in AustraliaSupport wildfire restoration projects and learn about environmental sustainability in Australia
High School in ArgentinaSpend a year or semester in Argentina and experience one of South America’s most vibrant countries with a diverse mix of European, African and indigenous cultures
High School in GermanyGermany is a world of majestic palaces, charming villages, and cutting-edge cities brimming with cosmopolitan delights.
Not sure where to go?
With a network spanning 45+ countries and 70+ years of connecting lives across cultures, we have the scope and experience to offer authentic, immersive ways for young travelers to study abroad and live around the world. Our 150+ programs are led by locals in the communities you’ll join. AFS staff, volunteers, and host families will welcome you to a second home.
To us, studying and living abroad is about becoming a global citizen. Over 100 years ago, the founders of AFS discovered the importance of intercultural exchange. Today, you can be part of their legacy and join the 500,000 alumni who proudly call themselves AFSers.
Dive into cultures and languages
We’re all about immersion. Whether you’re learning a second language or connecting with your newfound community, AFS will help you engage deeply with local life.
Find new horizons
Be brave - we're here to support you
Life-changing and life-long
AFS-USA embraces diversity at every level of our organization.
We are committed to creating safe and supportive intercultural learning opportunities for all high school study abroad participants, including persons with disabilities and people of all genders, nationalities, races, religions, and sexual orientations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Going abroad prompts so many profound questions about how cultures and contexts inform how we communicate, perceive, act, and think. But there are some logistics and details to consider before boarding that plane. Our FAQs cover most of those concerns.
An Interview with AFS Host Parent, Sheri Belton-GonzalezSheri is a shining example of a global citizen with an enthusiasm for intercultural exchange. A study abroad student herself,…
An Interview with AFS Alumna, Amanda Sawyer (U.S. to Spain, 2018-19)When Amanda first decided to study abroad, her main goal was to learn Spanish. What she didn’t realize was how…
Advice & Resources for Black Students AbroadWe know that being black abroad comes with unique challenges. You may encounter different forms of racism and colorism or…