Events

  • Full Scholarships to Make Your Study Abroad Dreams a Reality

    AFS can help bring you to your destination of choice with these full, merit-based scholarships sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

  • Spotlight On: Christine McGarvey

    Christine, a volunteer in the Baltimore Team since 2012, shares her story!

  • 3 Commonly-Asked Questions About Hosting Exchange Students... Answered

    When people hear that our family hosts exchange students, we tend to get a lot of the same questions.


Monthly Social Meetups

Please join us for our monthly AFS get-togethers!
Everyone in the AFS community is welcomed at the social meet-ups - returnees, volunteers, host families, sending families, and prospective volunteers, sending families and host families as well.

May Meetups


Tri-Valley/ East Bay
Blue Line Pizza in Danville | 550 Hartz Ave| Danville
Tuesday, May 21  6:30 – 9 pm
Please RSVP here so we can make a reservation



North Bay

The Block Petaluma | 20 Grey Street
Friday, May 24, 5:30-7:30 pm
www.theblockpetaluma.com -- a food truck market located in the heart of Downtown Petaluma, very near the Smart Train depot. Wood fired pizza, various food trucks, and beverages.

Please RSVP here


Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation for Summer Students

Where: San Francisco Public Library, Presidio Branch, 3150 Sacramento St.

When: Sunday, June 2, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Parking available on the street or at the 3450 or 3190 California Street garages.  More information and RSVP.


Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation for Semester and Year Students

Where: Blue Oak Ranch Reserve

When; Sat, Jun 15,  9AM  –  Sun, Jun 16, 4PM    

More information and to RSVP

The physical address is 16070 Mt Hamilton Rd, Mt. Hamilton, CA 95140. Be sure that you map your route through this point on Mt. Hamilton road, as mapping software will often try to take you through back roads and locked gates. (Gate codes will be provided when you sign up for orientation).