AFS international programs are supported by facilitated intercultural and global competency curriculums.
Intercultural experiences; innovative learning journeys
AFS volunteers are trained to guide unique intercultural learning journeys for students, families and other volunteers.
AFS transformed hosting into a creative intercultural learning program, complete with objectives and activities.
AFS helps schools create dynamic intercultural workshops, class exchanges and events to enrich the entire school community.
AFS in Schools
Schools play an important role in the AFS student exchange experience. They send and host AFS students, and work with AFS to create school-based intercultural learning programs. AFS also collaborates with educators and education ministries to develop local, regional and national intercultural learning and global citizenship education policies and initiatives.
Kuby Chan, Principal, Munsang College
“Every year, we have students pursuing study overseas through the AFS One-year Sending Programme. Before the implementation of NSS in 2009/2010, we use to have quite a number of students (even up to F.6 or F.7) going to the States or European countries for the one-year exchange after HKCEE. After the programme, some of them would be home for their F.6, while some would simply stay where they are, in places outside Hong Kong. Last year. because of the NSS, only a F.4 young lady made an attempt to join the programme in the States and is now staying there with a scholarship. It is true that we have been receiving and welcoming students from other countries to study for a year in our campus. And we are more than willing to encourage students to join the One-year Sending Programme which guarantees them exposure, experience, and most important of all, learning.”
AFS Activities for Schools
AFS is for schools with an interest to expand students’ perspectives and enhance their global awareness.
Your students will benefit from going abroad on exchange program themselves, or through interacting with a foreign exchange student that is hosted at your campus.
Other possible activities include but not limited to the below:
- AFS seminar during parents’ days;
- Exhibition during open days;
- School visit and experience sharing by AFS exchange student.
Our annual Intercultural Fair is also a major event for schools.