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AFS-USA has been arranging for student exchanges with the goal of increasing cultural understanding for over 65 years. The organization sponsors foreign students wishing to study in the United States and American students seeking cultural immersion in over 40 countries. AFS offers full school year programs, semester options and a more limited summer program.

Participants are often housed for the duration of the program with a host family. The application process is extensive and there are several pre-departure meetings designed to prepare students for the demands of living in a new environment and coping with a foreign language. Most programs do not require prior instruction in the foreign language. The AFS experience is for a mature student who is already comfortable with being away from home and is adaptable and confident interacting with new people.

Summer Programs at A.F.S.

A.F.S. offers Global Prep programs to many countries. These are two-week programs for middle school and older students with a focus on cultural understanding.

There are also Summer Language Study Programs in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and French. These are four-week programs for high school students and older.

There are programs that focus on Community Service, Home Stay, or a offer a High School Experience in another country.

All offer an opportunity for cultural immersion. The fee includes international travel, accommodations and meals. Students are responsible for domestic travel to a departure city such as Los Angeles or New York City.


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Day* - Tuition and sometimes meals
Stay** - Tuition, housing, and generally meals
Program Name Dates Day* Stay**
Art Program - Italy
(Art)
(Art)
Varies N/A $9,050
Community Service - Costa Rica
(Leadership)
(Leadership)
Varies N/A $7,850
Community Service - Ghana
(Leadership)
(Leadership)
Varies N/A $9,000
Community Service - Panama
(Leadership)
(Leadership)
Varies N/A $7,850
Community Service Program - Thailand
Varies N/A $7,850
Cultural Immersion - Ireland
Varies N/A $6,500
Global Prep - China
Varies N/A $5,650
Global Prep - Colombia
Varies N/A $3,500
Global Prep - Costa Rica
(Leadership)
(Leadership)
Varies N/A $2,700
Global Prep - Egypt
Varies N/A $3,650
Global Prep - France
Varies N/A $5,150
Global Prep - Germany
(Leadership)
(Leadership)
Varies N/A $6,050
Global Prep - Greece
(Leadership)
(Leadership)
Varies N/A $5,950
Global Prep - Guatemala
(Leadership)
(Leadership)
Varies N/A $4,850
Global Prep - Hungary
(Leadership)
(Leadership)
Varies N/A $5,600
Global Prep - India
Varies N/A $4,950
Global Prep - Ireland
Varies N/A $4,550
Global Prep - Japan
(Leadership)
(Leadership)
Varies N/A $4,100
Global Prep - Kenya
Varies N/A $4,135
Global Prep - Nepal
(Leadership)
(Leadership)
Varies N/A $4,950
Global Prep - Poland
(Leadership)
(Leadership)
Varies N/A $5,150
Global Prep - Russia
Varies N/A $5,650
Global Prep - Spain
Varies N/A $4,350
Global Prep - Turkey
Varies N/A $4,800
High School Program - Argentina
Varies N/A $7,850
High School Program - Costa Rica
Varies N/A $7,700
High School Program - Thailand
Varies N/A $7,850
Homestay Program - Chile
Varies N/A $8,150
Homestay Program - Finland
Varies N/A $8,550
Homestay Program - Hungary
(Leadership)
(Leadership)
Varies N/A $7,500
Homestay Program - Italy
Varies N/A $8,650
Homestay Program - Turkey
Varies N/A $7,850
Language Study - Canada
(French)
(French)
Varies N/A $7,150
Language Study Program - Argentina
(Spanish)
(Spanish)
Varies N/A $8,550
Language Study Program - China
(Chinese)
(Chinese)
Varies N/A $8,650
Language Study Program - Egypt
(Arabic)
(Arabic)
Varies N/A $8,650
Language Study Program - France
(French)
(French)
Varies N/A $8,650
Language Study Program - Japan
(Japanese)
(Japanese)
Varies N/A $9,400
Language Study Program - Paraguay
(Spanish)
(Spanish)
Varies N/A $7,850
Language Study Program - Spain
(Spanish)
(Spanish)
Varies N/A $8,650
Soccer Program - Paraguay
Varies N/A $7,850