Program Info

Host an exchange student for one academic year and introduce a foreign student to your school. AFS will also provide a school talk to share overseas exchange and scholarship opportunities with your students.

Program application opens year-round

  • Exchange students are 15-17 years old
  • Usually arrive at the end of August and depart at the end of June next year
  • From different European, American and Asian countries
  • All secondary schools in Hong Kong are welcome to apply

Host school only need to

  • Provide daily lunches or lunch allowance
  • Provide travel allowance
  • Provide necessary items like textbooks and school uniforms
  • Exempt from school fee, tong fai, air conditioning fee and other miscellaneous fee
  • Assist AFS in securing a host family for the exchange student

About AFS

  • Non-profit organization with education as objective
  • International organization with 60 offices around the world
  • Focus on operating exchange programs since 1914
  • AFS hosted 900+ exchange students so far
  • 130+ secondary schools in Hong Kong joined the program
  • Only organization that offers full-year hosting program in Hong Kong

Intercultural Fair

Intercultural Fair is AFS’s annual school event, which host schools will be invited to join. The Fair is a great opportunity for local secondary school students to learn about different cultures. Classrooms will be hosted by exchange students from Brazil, Spain, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan and Poland. They will share the culture of their home countries in English through interesting activities such as dancing, singing and games. In March 2023, We are glad to see nearly 600 students and teachers from about 50 secondary schools participate in the event. We also plan to organise the Fair again in November 2023. Please stay tuned for our updates!

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