Since 1947, AFS has prepared young people with practical skills, knowledge and more, the attributes needed to thrive in a global world. Today we’ve enhanced these 21st Century competencies by introducing new state-of-the-art AFS Learning Journey Curriculums so that you can follow along as your student grows. Many universities and employers seek students and young adults who have a sense of the world beyond their own communities—and are comfortable interacting with people from other countries and cultures.


FAQ's for Parents

Following are the answers to frequently asked questions about AFS programmes by parents.

Another way to learn more about our study abroad programmes is to visit the AFS Interculture South Africa Facebook Page to meet other AFSers from our country, or go to the AFS International Facebook Page to connect with AFS students from all over the world.

For over 70 years, AFS has an exceptional reputation for providing quality international programmes that develop skills essential to succeed in the 21st Century. The AFS experience:

  • Builds confidence, broadens perspectives and enhances critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Includes respected intercultural education and language learning components that are valued by universities and employers.
  • Offers fun adventures that make learning easy and meaningful to teens.
  • Provides lifelong access to a global community of friends, connections and volunteer opportunities.