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Get ready to be captivated by the allure of Malaysia, an extraordinary destination that offers an incredible blend of natural wonders, rich cultural heritage, and modern marvels.

Picture yourself stepping into a tropical paradise as you set foot in Malaysia. Prepare to be enchanted by the breathtaking landscapes that surround you — from lush rainforests teeming with exotic flora and fauna to pristine beaches kissed by crystal-clear waters. Majestic mountains beckon you to conquer their peaks, while vibrant cities pulsate with life and energy.

However, Malaysia is more than just its awe-inspiring beauty. It’s the warmth and genuine hospitality of its people that will make your experience truly unforgettable. The Malaysian locals are renowned for their friendly nature, eager to welcome you with open arms and embrace you as part of their vibrant community.

By joining the Salaam exchange program, you’ll have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in Malaysian culture, forge lifelong friendships, and broaden your horizons. Explore the depths of the rainforest, dive into the turquoise waters, savour the tantalising flavours of Malaysian cuisine, and celebrate the rich tapestry of traditions that make this country so unique.

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure! Take the leap and apply for our program today. Discover the magic of Malaysia and create memories that will last a lifetime. Your extraordinary journey awaits!

Eligibility Requirements

Participants must be between the ages of  15 and 18 years old on the day of departure.

What's included in your experience

  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Medical Insurance
  • Domestic Transport
  • School Transport
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Project Materials
  • Stipend
  • School Uniform
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Malaysia: Unveil the Magic!

More Programme Information

Download the Malaysian Program Brochure

During the programme you will receive:

SUPPORT: AFS provides support to participants before, during, and after the exchange. AFS hosts local and in country orientations that will allow the participants to be immersed into the local culture. The health, safety, and well-being of the participants are the first priority for AFS, hence, all Global Families are screened to confirm that they are able to host a student.

HEALTH DECLARATION: Before embarking on your adventure, travelers may need to complete a health declaration form, providing essential information about their well-being, recent travel history, and any COVID-19 symptoms. Your safety and the well-being of others are our top priorities.

VISA REQUIREMENTS: Visa costs for tourists can vary based on your nationality and processing fees. Typically ranging from USD 10 to USD 60, visa fees are subject to change. To ensure accurate information for your specific circumstances, we advise checking with the nearest Malaysian embassy or consulate or referring to the official website of the Malaysian Immigration Department.

DIETARY CUSTOMS: Halal Delights Await You! Malaysia is home to a significant Muslim population, and Islamic dietary practices are widely observed. Rest assured, you’ll find an abundance of delicious halal food options throughout the country. From halal-certified restaurants to food outlets that proudly display their halal status, Malaysia caters to diverse palates and dietary preferences. While customs may vary regionally and within households, vegetarian and vegan options are increasingly available, particularly in urban areas. Prepare to embark on a culinary journey that reflects Malaysia’s vibrant cultural tapestry, where flavoUrs and aromas will captivate your senses.

HOST FAMILY: Embrace the Malaysian Way of Life! Living with a host family in Malaysia offers an invaluable opportunity to immerse yourself in the local customs, traditions, and daily life. While each family and region may bring their unique charm, you can expect an enriching experience that provides insights into the warmth and hospitality of Malaysian culture. Your host family will help you navigate the intricacies of their way of life, making your stay a truly authentic and memorable one.

Prepare for an extraordinary journey filled with cultural richness, diverse flavoUrs, and unforgettable experiences. Malaysia eagerly awaits your arrival, ready to introduce you to its wonders and leave an indelible mark on your heart.