About AFS

AFS Intercultural Exchanges is the Hong Kong office of an international non-profit organization, AFS Intercultural Programs, which focuses on providing intercultural learning opportunities like overseas exchange programs and local hosting programs.

  • 60 offices around the world
  • 500,000+ global alumni
  • AFS Intercultural Programs was established in 1914, AFS Intercultural Exchanges (AFS Hong Kong) was set up in 1982
  • Consultative status partnership with UNESCO

Our Mission
Provide intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world.

AFS Programs


Overseas Exchange Programs

Provide local secondary school students with year and summer exchange opportunities, immerse in a foreign language environment for 10 months or 2-6 weeks. Until now more than 4000 Hong Kong students joined the program.

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Local Hosting Programs

Provide local secondary schools and families with opportunities to host a foreign exchange student. Until now AFS Hong Kong hosted more than 900 exchange students with more than 130 schools in Hong Kong joined the program.

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Intercultural Learning Programs

Innovative programs started in 2020. It allows local students aged 12-14 to build up understanding on cultures and global issues in fun way even when staying in Hong Kong.

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We are most grateful to the below organizations, companies, schools and individuals for their continuous support

Financial Assistance Scholarship Funders

  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
  • Chater Masonic Scholarship Fund
  • Jane Gellman Scholarship

Corporate Scholarship Sponsors

  • The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
  • The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited
  • Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited
  • Kerry Holdings Limited

Youth Empowerment Project

With the generous donation from the Richard Charles Lee Charitable Foundation, we are able to launch a new 3-year intercultural learning program for students aged 14-17.

Other Support

Please click here to access the list of donors in 2021-22.