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.
Dive into culture and local life
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.