Health and Safety for Study Abroad

AFS has the utmost concern for the welfare, safety, and security of our participants. The following benefits are offered to help promote students' safety and well-being:

Medical Coverage

AFS provides secondary medical coverage to ensure that, in an emergency, students will be treated as soon as possible, anywhere in the world. The cost is included in the program fee. Learn more.

Emergency Preparedness Plans

AFS is ready for emergencies, if they happen. With a professional network of experienced staff and volunteers who provide support in each country, 24-hour assistance is available in the event of an emergency. An AFS Situation Response Management Team is in place at all times to monitor events throughout the world and respond as necessary. While some programs have been curtailed at times, AFS has run programs throughout the world, without interruption, since it was founded in 1947.

Recommended Additional Insurance

AFS has arranged for Liability, Baggage, and Trip Cancellation Insurance to be available from a 3rd Party for an additional low per/day cost. Learn more.