Thank you for your interest in studying abroad with AFS-USA! At the moment AFS-USA staff are working on finalizing our programs for Fall 2020 and beyond. AFS will begin application processing for our 2021 programs later this summer. We encourage you to get started on an application for a 2021 program and we will be in touch soon. Stay tuned (and stay safe)!

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Why Study Abroad with AFS?

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+ high school study abroad 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.

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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.

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Every year, we award nearly $4.5 million in scholarships to help high school students and recent graduates study abroad and see the world.

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Embrace Diversity

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.

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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 details to consider before boarding that plane. Our FAQs cover most of those concerns and respond to your logistical questions about our high school study abroad programs.

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Info for Parents & Guardians

With our guidance and support, your teen can develop the global knowledge and intercultural skills needed for their future.

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