South African high school students on the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study programme are spending ten months in the USA.

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AFS is currently looking for host families

to welcome international high school students into their homes.
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AFS Vision

AFS is an international, voluntary,non-governmental, non-profit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world.


  • 8 Full Scholarships Available

    AFS Interculture South Africa is pleased to announce EIGHT full scholarships!

  • Africa Regional Exchange Programme Announcement: Welcome to Sawa Sawa 3 (Mmiensa)

    AFS Interculture SA is proud and delighted to announce our third Intra-Africa programme aimed at ...

  • Sawa Sawa Pedi

    AFS South Africa, ran a 12-day pilot programme (the second of four) as part of the Sawa Sawa programme across the four AFS partners in Africa. Here is a summary of the programme.

  • 100 Years Young!

    AFS Vivre Sans Frontière - France has produced a video that portrays the important work on the global citizenship education debate at the UNESCO Youth Forum and Symposium.

  • International AFS Youth Volunteer Forum

    Registrations for the International AFS Youth Volunteer Forum, to take place in April 16th-19th in Buenos Aires, are open.

  • Sawa Sawa Host Families Needed

    Part of the Sawa Sawa programme includes South Africans welcoming a participant (or more) into their own homes to experience the true nature of South African hospitality.

  • Sawa Sawa 2015 South Africa!

    We are currently looking for 3 South Africans to join those coming from Egypt, Ghana and Kenya for the next Sawa Sawa programme in Johannesburg from 15th March to 28th March 2015.

  • Putting Ideas into Action

    Norman Vezi writes about how he has learned that changing a community in a positive way just takes an idea that can be put into action.

  • YES Alumni Grants Awards Competition

    The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programme is pleased to announce the 2015 YES Alumni Grants Award Competition

  • Sad News

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Art Howe, AFS Ambulance Driver...

  • Christmas Greetings

    For all our supporters, here is our special Christmas Greeting from AFS Interculture South Africa.

  • December 2014 Newsletter

    The December 2014 Newsletter is now available, please follow the link to download it.

  • YES Student of the Month

    YES participant, Erica Anderson, currently studying in South Africa, is October’s American Abroad Student of the Month.

  • The AFS Effect - Creating Change

    Creating change is what AFSers do, and we call it the AFS Effect. Change can come in many forms and, here, we are pleased to share just a few examples.

  • 16 Days of Activisim

    AFS Interculture South Africa supports the 16 Days of Activisim for no violence against Women and...

  • Centennial Timeline

    As part of the celebrations of the AFS Centennial, we have added a timeline to the website. Clic...

  • Host Family visits after just 3 months

    YES alumni, Tshepho Masekela, writes about the visit to South Africa of his American host family, and how intercultural exchange has joined two families across the world.

  • Volunteering at the AFS Centennial in Paris

    Grace Nomthandazo Ngubeni has been selected for the Centennial Support team. Here she tells her story and seeks sponsorship for her trip.

  • Some AFS Infographics

    Four infographics that explore the experience of AFSers around the world ("Items to take" "Memorable Firsts" "Global Community" and "AFS experience in one word").

  • Gateway & Re-Entry Orientation - August 2014

    Brian A. Greef (KL-YES Intern) writes about the Gateway and Re-Entry Orientations that have just taken place.

  • Ignite The Legacy

    Nathan Swartz (KL-YES Youth Ambassador/ 13-14) shares some thoughts on his participation in a ceremony to honour the late Nelson Mandela at Freedom Park in Pretoria.

  • Transformation!

    AFS USA has produced a wonderful short (2:51) video on how AFS transforms the lives of people. Those of you who know Raedene, will definitely want to see what she has to say.

  • Africa Regional Exchange Programme Announcement

    AFS Interculture SA is proud and delighted to announce our first Intra-Africa programme aimed at building an African identity and integration amongst young people within Africa.

  • “Mandela a Legacy Builder”

    KL YES Student Nathan Swartz Calls "Mandela a Legacy Builder"

  • First steps in Nampula

    Unforgettable moments!


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