Team Overview

Welcome to the Kansas City Area Team

Hello from Kansas City, the city that shares two states, is home to the Chiefs and Royals, jazz music and many art scenes!

The Kansas City Area AFS Foreign Exchange Team would like to welcome you to our website.

This site has the information about our team and the exciting experience of being a volunteer, hosting a foreign exchange student or becoming a foreign exchange student. If you are considering any of the above, we hope you will consider joining us.

Being involved in foreign exchange is perhaps one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences that changes lives drastically. And for the better. You learn about other cultures, meet interesting students from around the world, and become more involved in your community as you support your hosting families and schools. But most importantly, the experience changes you. It is also a great way to help spread global peace and understanding.

Thanks again for visiting. We hope that we can help to provide you with one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life.


Get Involved

Volunteer with AFS Kansas City

“Be the change you want to see in the world!” -Gandhi

Volunteers in Kansas City have been involved in our community for over 50 years. Our leadership and dedicated team are so passionate about AFS that they spend much of their free time in its activities. We have over 60 dedicated volunteers who do everything from events to support. Check out our open leadership positions on the Volunteer Opportunities page.

Benefits of Volunteering with AFS:

  • Expand intercultural knowledge
  • Learn about other cultures and simultaneously share your own
  • Promote intercultural peace and understanding in your community
  • Build life-long connections with fellow volunteers, students, and families
  • Resume builder for a non-profit experience. Also, if you want to be a host family first and then volunteer later, the other way around, or both simultaneously, the two can go hand-in-hand
  • See your own culture through fresh eyes
  • Help maintain the good reputation of the U.S. as an open and welcoming country

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