AFS-USA offers programs for travelers who are 18 and older to study, teach, or volunteer abroad. Turn wanderlust into an impactful experience abroad. Put global learning towards your next degree, accelerate your career development, or inspire the next generation of students. Take a full academic gap year abroad or find a shorter cultural journey for students 18 and up.

High School Programs for 18-year-olds

These flagship year and semester high school programs accept students who are 18. Go for a gap year or semester to get ready for whatever comes next.

Argentina
Belgium Flanders
Belgium French
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland

Germany
Hungary
Iceland
Latvia
Norway
Paraguay
Portugal
Serbia
Slovakia
Switzerland

College and Teaching Programs for 18+

These opportunities abroad are specifically designed for young adults and students who are 18 and older.
Karlshochschule University 2

College in Germany (18+)

Work toward your Bachelor’s degree at an international university in Karlsruhe. Study abroad for an academic year or get your degree in 3 or 4 years. Scholarships available!

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Denmark Folk College

Realize your full potential in academics and beyond in a non-formal education setting where teachers and students learn together. Note: this program does not offer college credit.

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Teach in Denmark

Kickstart your career in Denmark’s excellent education system. Work with school age students and build your resume.

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Why Go Abroad with AFS at 18+?

We’re all about authentic immersion. Our programs are designed and run by local staff and volunteers who know the culture because it’s theirs. Connecting with people from different backgrounds can expand and diversify your perspectives and ways of solving problems, making you more adaptable and creative.

Ready for the adventure of a lifetime?

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