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  • 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.

  • Strategic Change in AFS Interculture South Africa

    AFS is putting in place a complete system for strategic change in South Africa. This video explain the new approach and calls for volunteers to become involved.

  • 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!

  • Midstay Orientation!

    34 Germans hit the Drakensberge


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