Check out the experiences of past exchange students!
AFS made it in the Sun Gazette! Check out page 16 where it mentions the AFS student trip to Washington DC!
Ever thought about getting involved or giving back, but not sure how or whether you have the time or skill? At our third annual Volunteer Round Up, you will learn more about how to get involved, make a difference, and have fun. We have opportunities to dip your toe in the water if you have Read More
Have you ever considered hosting a foreign exchange student? This opportunity gives you the chance to host for just an extended weekend! Get to know an exchange student and experience what it’s like to host. You also help a student experience the lifestyle of another American family. Activities will be provided for the student during Read More
By Rachael Bouley Oct 1, 2018 Grace Wanebo is a proud supporter of exploring foreign countries and cultures. After all, she left her life at Arcadia High School behind to spend her sophomore year in Ostia, Italy as part of an American Field Service (AFS) foreign exchange program. In the beautiful beachside town outside of Read More
They say home is where the heart is, and this certainly holds true for 16-year-old Helene Lyngbye, who will miss her Arcadia family and friends when she returns to her native Denmark. Lyngbye just wrapped up her school year at Phoenix Country Day School, where she was on an exchange program through AFS Intercultural Programs. Read More
We are always looking for host families for our exchange students! Hosting a student is beneficial for both you and the student. Not only does the student get to experience American culture, you and your family get to learn all about your student’s culture, values, and traditions. Being a host mother or father is easy Read More
Have a student interested in travelling on AFS? Here are some deadlines to be aware of: Deadlines are April 1 for most summer AFS Programs. There are several summer programs that include Community Service; here are a few to consider: Hungary – 2 weeks, explore Budapest and live with a host family. Visit refugee camps and get to know Read More
Phoenix Weekend will be held on January 23 – 26, 2020. During this 4 day experience, the students will be changing host families and attending their mid-year orientation. We are requesting the participation of our wonderful volunteers to make this year’s Phoenix Weekend a success! Thursday and Friday we are in need of Chaperones from Read More
We’re excited to launch the annual AFS Project: Change contest! From now until December, students in grades 8-12 are invited to submit an idea for a volunteer project addressing a contemporary global issue in one of seven countries. The Grand Prize winner will travel abroad this summer on a 10-15 day program to put their vision into action on Read More
AFS students are only able to travel outside the US with members of their host family (age 25+) or on a school-sponsored/youth group-sponsored trip. The first time a student travels internationally, a host parent will need to complete the steps below. SP students are sponsored program students, the procedure for these students is different and Read More
AFS-USA travel guidelines are designed to maintain the integrity of AFS Programs and to help participants adapt fully to their lives as exchange participants in the U.S. AFS Participants have obligations to their host families, communities, and schools. In addition, AFS is responsible for participants; AFS must know a participant’s whereabouts in the event of Read More
Here’s a quick look of student “covered” activities. Anything beyond this will require an additional waiver from the natural parents, unless it’s a prohibited activity. Should your student need one this at any point this year, please plan ahead, and let your liaison know prior to the student participating in the activity and the liaison Read More
Some photos taken of the Talent Show during Phoenix Weekend!