AFS Intercultural Programs

AFS Intercultural Programs (or AFS, originally the American Field Service) is an international youth exchange organization. It consists of over 50 independent, not-for-profit organizations, each with its own network of volunteers, professionally staffed offices, volunteer board of directors and website. In 2015, 12,578 students traveled abroad on an AFS cultural exchange program, between 99 countries.[1] The U.S.-based partner, AFS-USA, sends more than 1,100 U.S. students abroad and places international students with more than 2,300 U.S. families each year. More than 424,000 people have gone abroad with AFS and over 100,000 former AFS students live in the U.S.[2]

AFS Intercultural Programs
Formation1914; 107 years ago (1914)
FocusIntercultural learning
HeadquartersNew York City, NY, United States
MethodInternational exchange programs
Volunteers (2015)