Live with a new family in another country. Enjoy different traditions. Take time to appreciate, value and deepen your insights about other perspectives, cultures, religions and important world issues.
Open your mind to a new way to view the world and help others see the world the way you experience it. Build bridges across cultures by creating friendships that will last a lifetime.
Go to a new school, learn a new language and find ways to connect with people from other cultures and backgrounds–skills that you’ll take back home and use for a lifetime.
Discover new things about yourself and your place in the world. Learn how to turn challenging situations into valuable opportunities to grow and become more mature.
Our application is thorough. But knowing some key things about you will help make your AFS experience amazing. If you’re stuck just give us a call.
Not everyone becomes an AFS student. Your application, interviews and recommendations tell us how ready you are for an international student exchange. Now the fun begins!
AFS orientation sessions (before, during and after your program) help you navigate personal and cultural growth opportunities while you’re abroad.
Dedicated AFS volunteers, host families, and staff are prepared to make your AFS experience an intercultural learning adventure you’ll never forget.
—Mela Cabrera, exchange student from Paraguay to Japan
If you want a life-changing experience, then AFS Program is the one for you. AFS will give you a new insights on life, learning new culture, learning a new foreign language, and of course, gaining new friends and family.
You will gain new personal skills that will enable you to adapt anywhere. You will learn to be independent, responsible, and flexible. Those will be valuable in all stages of your life.
As an AFS student, you will go to a local high school, and experience a different learning environment in a different education method. Of course, you will also get new friends!
You will live in a host family, who will accept you as a part of their family. This host family will help you during the program, and will be the best resource for you to learn the culture. You can also share your own culture with them
Being an AFS student is an experience of its own. Exploring new challenge and experience will be a new achievement in your life. AFS volunteers are also ready to support you, according to a standard and procedure designed by AFS to ensure your positive experience during program.
AFS helps you turn every experience into a true learning moment. Our volunteers and staff will guide you through the AFS Student Learning Journey—with a curriculum developed by knowledgeable AFS educators and other intercultural experts from around the world. Orientation sessions and monthly meetings with trained support volunteers will help you make the most out of your exchange—and prepare you for a lifetime of cultural encounters.
AFS is a leading study abroad program for secondary school students, supported and facilitated by trained staff and volunteers. Since 1947, AFS has prepared young people with practical skills and knowledge valued by universities and employers—and needed to succeed in a global world. AFS programs help young people learn about a world beyond their own communities—and become comfortable interacting with people from other countries and cultures.
The next generation of AFS international study, volunteer and internship programs offers adults exceptional opportunities to achieve your global ambitions. Stimulating Go Global Indonesia experiences provide adults of all ages with a clear advantage in many ways and every profession—at home and around the world.