AFS Intercultural School Exchange Programmes

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Well it’s been a very busy year at AFS, as we develop new, exciting opportunities for both students and teachers. AFS has moved a long way from simply being an exchange provider and we’d like to quickly share some of our new programmes with you.
Global Prep
AFS Global Prep are short-term programmes for under 18s  to empower change their world. Participants engage in hands-on activities, and learn skills vital to becoming a global citizen of tomorrow.

Global Prep curriculum nurture discovery and understanding of our own cultural frameworks and build and appreciation of cultural differences. We envision a world with more people with the intercultural skills and understanding to actively contribute to society, and create change and greater social mobility.

We’re currently offering global prep programmes for mid-2019, including a bite of culture in China, human rights in Argentina, or art and design, also in Argentina, environment and culture in Costa Rica, sustainability and culture in Germany and science, technology, engineering, arts and maths in the USA.

These are exciting new programmes, that enable students interested in travel and culture to take short trips overseas.

Find out more about Global Prep programmes
Global Competence
With more than 70 years of experience in delivering effective intercultural learning programmes, AFS is committed to supporting schools and educators to promote global competence in education. Click the link below to see resources for educators that provide practical and effective ways to promote global competence in the classroom.

Globally competent individuals can examine local, global and intercultural issues, understand and appreciate different perspectives and worldviews, interact successfully and respectfully with others, and take responsible action toward sustainability and collective well-being.

Get a taste for AFSNZ’s global competence training.
Find out more about intercultural learning resources for teachers
Student Exchanges

AFS continues to offer year long, six month and 12 week student exchanges. Students who participate in these full immersions have life changing experiences, you can read about the impact below, as Wellington Mayor, Justin Lester, talks about how his AFS exchange altered his view of the world, and took him from a solo parent family in a state house, to University.

How an AFS exchange changed the Wellington Mayor’s life
Please let us know if you have any questions about our offerings, we’re happy to chat about any of the AFS programmes.

I hope the last few weeks of school go well, and there’s some downtime over summer, we look forward to connecting with you again next year.