Team Overview

Welcome to the Greater Minneapolis Area Team Website!

The Greater West Metro Area Team is made up of passionate local volunteers in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area who believe in the power of intercultural exchange. Many of our volunteers have experienced intercultural exchange themselves through hosting and/or studying abroad. Our goal is to share AFS program opportunities with students, families, and schools in our metro communities. Through a support network of families, educators, volunteers, staff, and students, we hope to provide intercultural learning experiences that will positively and peacefully change the world.

Where are we Located?

The Greater Minneapolis team consists of Minneapolis and the suburban area. In 2021-2022, the team took on portions of the former MinnKota team in southern & western Minnesota.

How are we Doing?

We support the AFS Hosted Student Programs and Study Abroad Programs in the Greater Minneapolis West Metro area. Our volunteers engage and inform communities through local events and school partnerships.

  • 50 – Active AFS Volunteers
  • 25 – Students hosted in the Greater West Metro area
  • 10 – U.S. students sent abroad for a year, semester or summer programs

How can you get Involved?

Opportunities are always available locally and nationally. AFS provides training and mentoring for each registered volunteer. We would love to have you as a part of our team working with you to find the perfect fit for your interests and time. Contact us if you are interested in getting involved.

AFS Local & National Scholarships


Greater Minneapolis Area Team