A life-changing year!

You are going to depart in August or September 2021, immerse yourself in a foreign language environment for 10 months, live with a local host family and study at a local secondary school. Suitable for students aged 15-18.5 years old.

Equip yourself for entering university

Become proactive in learning, comfortable in expressing yourself and fluent in a English and even a foreign language! These changes and your unique exchange experience may help you in both academic and interview performance!

AFS program participants often come from different backgrounds. But apart from different universities in Hong Kong, in the past many AFS returnees studied abroad in famous overseas universities such as Cornell University, UCL, UC Berkeley, University of Toronto, The Australian National University, etc

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Returnee Sharing

Matthew Wong

Germany Returnee (Graduated from Cornell University)

‘The entry interview to Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong was my first interview in life, but interestingly I did not feel shy or nervous.  It is because I just came back from Germany at that time and were very used to talking to strangers or sharing personal stories and thoughts!’

Transform yourself in a new environment

Become sociable, mature, independent and confident, equip yourself with communication skills and global competence! Developing these abilities earlier than your fellows will help you in facing the uncertainties in the future world!

According to the AFS global alumni survey with 10,500 participants, most of the returnees agree that their year exchange experience improved their communication (90%), adaptation (84%) and problem solving skills (80%)

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Returnee Sharing

Miranda Ding

Italy Returnee

‘My year exchange experience changed my personality and equipped me with global competence. Now I feel like I am more mature, outgoing and proactive than other local students at the same age, which is a great advantage for me in getting along with others.’

Join a Free Seminar

AFS staff regularly hosts seminars to introduce the program details and answer all your questions, where our AFS returnees may join to share their exchange experience!

For the convenience of participants, we are going to host our seminars in form of webinar. To participate, simply click the button to fill in the registration form, then you will receive a confirmation email with your unique join link. When the time comes just join the webinar by simply clicking the link. No software is needed!

Webinar Dates

  • 19 December 2020 (Sat) 12-1 pm
  • 6 January 2021 (Wed) 7-8 pm
  • 23 January 2021 (Sat) 12-1 pm
Register Now

4 Steps to Become an Exchange Student

Spots are limited and filled first-come, first-serve. Apply Now!

Apply Now

Submit (1) Application form, (2) Copy of academic reports of the past 3 years, (3) Non-refundable application fee of HK$300

Download Application Form

Pass Selection

Join a selection day and let us know whether you are suitable for the program. Selected students may proceed to Stage 3


Finish Application

Join an information night and follow the instruction to finish the online application, which involves a home visit arranged by our volunteers


Prepare to Depart

After confirming by the host country, you could apply for the visa, then join the Pre-Departure Orientation Camp