For many students, fundraising can be an important part of preparing to become an AFSer. We encourage all students to take part in some sort of fundraising campaign. Beyond simply covering the cost of the program, it can help foster invaluable skills and a sense of self-sufficiency that will benefit you on your AFS program and beyond.

Through the experience of creating and executing your fundraising strategy, you can learn how to be more resourceful, take greater initiative, and master effective networking and communication skills – all things that are crucial to success in the 21st century, whether you’re abroad or here at home.