About AFS

Mission: AFS-USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership.

History: AFS-USA honors the legacy of its founders volunteer WWI and WWII American Field Service ambulance drivers who emerged from the wars with a bold mission: to help prevent future conflict through educational and cross-cultural exchanges.

More than 70 years later, the AFS Mission continues to respond to the needs of an increasingly complex world, offering programs abroad in more than 50 countries and hosting international students from more than 80 countries. True to the spirit of our founders, these life-changing intercultural learning programs are made possible by the dedicated work of AFS Volunteers more than 4,400 in the U.S. and over 50,000 worldwide.

Recent News

Welcoming a Foreign Exchange Student Makes for Better Global Citizens

Welcoming a Foreign Exchange Student Makes for Better Global Citizens  April, 20, 2019, Little Rock, AR -- AFS-USA, a leader in high school student exchange for more than 70 years, invites families of all kinds from the Little Rock area to become…

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Become a Global Family with AFS-USA

April 17, 2019, Bixby OK - Families in the Oklahoma City area can help build bridges of intercultural understanding by sharing their homes and daily life with exchange students. AFS is now looking for host families for high school exchange students…

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