Study Abroad

Are you a student thinking about studying abroad?

If so, please take a few minutes to watch the video, to the right, and learn why other students felt the same way as you.

Why Go Abroad? There are a LOT of reasons...the experience, education, maturity, insight, self-confidence, and friends you will gain are once-in-a-lifetime.

Speak to a knowledgeable local AFS volunteer by clicking on the Contact Greater Cleveland Area - West and look for our local Sending Coordinator and their current contact information.

Is Studying Abroad Right for You?

Exchange students come from a variety of different backgrounds.  For more information about what's involved in studying abroad, visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.


Learn About Available Scholarships

AFS USA (National) and your Greater Cleveland Areat Team (local) have scholarships available for qualifying students.  To learn more click on the section heading link above.

Do You Speak AFS?

Take a whirlwind tour following the experiences of an AFS exhange student returnee, who went from Rochester, NY to Argentina to study abroad on an AFS program. Learn how she picked up a new language and changed her life in the process.


What is the AFS Effect?

AFS Effect n. 1. the impact that an AFS experience has on an individual, and the subsequent impact that individual has on the world as a more globally aware citizen. 2. a phenomenon of incremental and exponential impact, fueled by cultural understanding and global citizenship. 3. an essential component of building a more just and peaceful world.


Explore Your World!

To begin exploring different countries and programs offered by AFS USA, click on the section heading link above or the image to the right.

Or, complete an online Learn More Form and an AFS volunteer will contact you to answer any questions.