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Study Abroad

Explore your world for a year, semester, summer or two weeks

Host a Student

Welcome a high school exchange student into your home

We are proud that AFS is a volunteer driven organization.  AFS USA partners with over 50 countries around the world whose local volunteer vision is the same as ours.  Hand in hand we work towards creating a more just and peaceful world by building global connections together.  As with every volunteer organization, we are always looking for members in our community who are searching for an opportunity to get involved.  We have many areas of interest and would be very happy to discuss any of them with you. Training and support is provided in all of these roles. Here are some of our most current volunteer needs:

Student liaison: Liaisons work as a link between the hosted student, the host family and the host school. The liaison is available for advice (support) on adjusting to various situations that may arise during the exchange experience and as a resource for AFS policy and procedure adherence. 

Host Family or Student interviewer: We are currently looking for volunteers who are interested in talking with our prospective students or host families to ensure they have the necessary information about the exchange process and to make sure they are the right candidates for an AFS experience.

These interviews are done in the home. We are happy to 'buddy' up new and experienced volunteers for this activity. Greatest Areas of Need: St. Paul and Woodbury

Interested in Getting Involved?

‚ÄčIf you have questions about volunteering please contact our volunteer coordinator in East Metro: Becki Kvitrud

If you are ready to volunteer begin the application process, click here.