AFS Interculture South Africa offers the unique chance to spend ten months on the best cultural experience of your life! You will be living with a carefully selected host family and going to a local high school. Our host families live in all corners of America, mostly in small towns or villages and they look forward to opening their hearts and homes to welcome you.

 Apply now and be one of the exchange students!

Programme  : Year Programme to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Duration        : 10 Months

Date            : August 2018 – June 2019

Costs           : Full Scholarship Sponsored by the Kennedy  Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Programme and the Department of State.

Application closing date: 25 September 2017.

You are eligible if:

  • You are a South Africa resident.
  • You were born between 01/01/2001 and 01/08/2003.
  • You are enrolled in a secondary school at time of application.
  • Have the equivalent of a B average or better without failing grades (no grades below 50%)
  • Have not yet completed more than 11 years of primary education nor received a high school matric certificate.
  • You must be able to speak and understand English.
  • You are able to complete a preliminary application and have a teacher complete the school recommendation and email them to AFS at  prog.admin.rsa@afs.org
  • You have a valid passport, or are able to apply for one.
  • You must be Open-Minded, Flexible and Independent
  • Be able to transport yourself to the region closest to your city for the selection day. The three regions are Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL, SEE A DIFFERENT CULTURE AND LEARN AT THE SAME TIME!

You can download an application form here KL YES Pre Application 2018 – 2019 (final – 23 Aug 2017)

and the School Recommendation Form here School Recommendation Form (23 Aug 2017)

Or contact the AFS National Office at 011 431 0113

For information about the exchange experience, please take a look at some of the Student Stories here on the site.