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Year Exchange Program is a high school exchange program that lasts for one academic year. AFS students will live with host family and attend local school in the host country. Support will be provided to students as well as host families by our experience volunteers.

Candidates for the year program should be between 15 and 18.5 years of age; however, the exact age requirements vary from country to country.

Before departing for the host country, AFS will assist students in arranging re-entry to Hong Kong schools. Most schools are willing to re-admit students after their year abroad. Students from more than 220 Hong Kong schools have participated in AFS programs.

What's included in your experience

  • Airfare
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Re-entry Orientation

What you are responsible for

  • Visa and Passport Fees

Program Fee Detail

USA and Canada HK$113,400
Asia (except Japan) HK$79,500
Other Destinations HK$94,500

Application Procedure

Stage 1

• Submit application form, academic reports of the past three years, a recent ID photo, a non-refundable application fee of HK$200

• Attend an AFS Selection Day

• Selected students may proceed to Stage 2

Stage 2

• Attend an AFS Parents and Student Information Session

• Complete detailed application including academic records, health forms, etc.

• AFS volunteers will conduct a home visit

Stage 3

• After placements are confirmed, students will need to apply for visa

• Students are required to attend all orientations before their departure