2 What is AFS Intercultural Programs? Worldwide student exchange program (American students go abroad, foreign exchange students hosted in USA and other countries)Started by the American Field Service ambulance drivers after WWII as a way to promote peace and understandingVolunteer driven organization
3 Why choose AFS?AFS is a non-profit international organization, with a 60+ year history.Unrivaled student support—AFS adult volunteers live in the same communities as our students.We offer programs in over 40 countries.AFS works toward a more just and peaceful world, through youth exchange.
4 ProgramsCommunity service —go abroad for a summer, semester, or a year, and live with a host family.University study abroad —spend a semester or year in Panama, attend university, and live with a host family.5th year of high school — attend high school abroad for a semester or a year, and live with a host family.
5 Country choicesEurope Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Finland Germany HungaryIceland Norway Portugal Sweden Switzerland TurkeyAfrica Egypt (NSLI) Ghana Asia/Pacific Australia Malaysia ThailandLatin America Brazil Costa Rica Dominican Republic Ecuador Honduras Panama Paraguay Peru
6 These programs and more! Australia—volunteer in environmental and conservation projects (semester) fall departureBrazil—attend high school (year, semester) fall or spring departurePanama—attend university, high academic responsibility is required. (year, semester) fall or spring departureParaguay—work with orphaned children, share your IT skills with teens. (year, semester) fall or spring departureThailand—teach English, assist Thai teachers in a rural school. (semester) spring departure
7 Learn more! Jim.Walker@afsusa.org (202) 669-5281 (application available online)afsblog.org (read about students currently abroad)Join our active online communities!