Connecting cultures and building global communities through citizen diplomacy.

AFS offers full, merit-based scholarship programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Help your child learn how to make an impact globally while building their resume.
Explore the many opportunities to develop global citizenship on an AFS program.


Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad (YES Abroad)

Scholarships to spend an academic year developing global competence and an understanding of shared cultural values by living with a host family and attending a local high school in selected countries with significant Muslim populations.

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Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX)

Scholarships to spend an academic year living with a host family and attending high school in Germany, gaining unique insight into current global affairs and German social, economic, and political life through citizen diplomacy.

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National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

Scholarships to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic year abroad programs, including Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Bahasa Indonesia, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, and Turkish.

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