Online Info Sessions

Join a web-based information session to learn more about the AFS study abroad experience. Whether you're a student planning to go abroad or a parent looking to learn more, our Study Abroad Specialists will take you through some of the most commonly asked questions and be available to answer any others you may have.

Student session

Led by our team of Study Abroad Specialists, this session will go through questions like:

  • What are the benefits to studying abroad?
  • What's it like to live with a host family?
  • How will I learn the language?
  • Are there any scholarships available?
  • What can I do to get academic credit?
  • Register for an upcoming session:
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LGBTQ session

This webinar is for students who have questions about LGBTQ issues during their study abroad program. We will discuss issues such as communicating with host families and peers, personal safety and cultural norms. Attendees will remain anonymous and be able to ask questions. You do not have to identify as LGBTQ to attend!

The webinar is led by Ian Loumos, a Sr. Participant Support Specialist at AFS and leading member of AFS' LGBTQ Inclusion initiative. Ian has led a number of similar webinars and provided resourcs to help guide LGBTQ participants and parents through their experience. He has a B.A. in Human Geography from The University of Utrecht in The Netherlands, and an M.A. from The New School in NYC in International Affairs.

  • Register for an upcoming session:
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Parent session

Led by our team of Study Abroad Specialists, this session will go through questions like:

  • What's the history and background of AFS?
  • How will my child be supported while abroad?
  • What's the cost and are there any sholarships available?
  • Where can I find resources to help my family prepare?
  • Register for an upcoming session:
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Current applicant session

Led by our team of Study Abroad Specialists, this session will go through questions like:

  • What does the application entail?
  • Who do I contact if I have questions?
  • What happens after I reserve my spot on the program?
  • Who will support me while I'm abroad?
  • What will it be like to adjust to my new home and culture?
  • Are there any costs that aren't part of the program fee?
  • Register for an upcoming session:
  • There are no sessions scheduled at this moment. Please check back soon.


Have you already created an account? Check out the guided tour if you want help navigating your application.

Remember, you can always get individualized support by calling our Specialists at 1-800-AFS-INFO, or by email to studyabroad@afsusa.org. Studying abroad is a big, exciting endeavor; we're here to help you find the experience that's best for you!