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Europe

Country Choices
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Age Requirement by Country
Please take the below birthday ranges for reference:

  • Austria : February 2005 – August 2007
  • Belgium Flanders : December 2003 – December 2006
  • Belgium French: December 2003 – August 2006
  • Czech Republic : February 2004 – August 2007
  • Denmark : August 2004 – February 2007
  • Finland : December 2003 – December 2006
  • France : December 2004 – March 2008
  • Germany : February 2004 – February 2007
  • Greece : August 2005 – August 2007
  • Hungary : February 2004 – February 2007
  • Italy : December 2004 – June 2007
  • Latvia : August 2004 – February 2007
  • Netherlands : November 2004 – May 2007
  • Norway : February 2004 – August 2006
  • Poland : February 2005 – February 2007
  • Portugal : September 2004 – September 2007
  • Russia : February 2005 – October 2007
  • Serbia : December 2003 to December 2007
  • Slovakia : October 2003 – September 2007
  • Spain : May 2005 – March 2008
  • Sweden : August 2004 – January 2007
  • Switzerland : March 2004 – August 2006
  • Turkey : September 2004 – September 2007
  • United Kingdom : September 2003 – September 2006

Language Requirement by Country
Only United Kingdom requires 5 points or above in IELTS English test

Academic Requirement by Country

  • High (e.g. mostly grade A or B): Austria, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • Medium (e.g. mostly grade C or D): Czech Republic, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Portugal
  • More relaxed than the above countries (e.g. Some grade E): Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey
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North America

Country Choices
Canada, United States

Age Requirement by Country
Please take the below birthday ranges for reference:

  • Canada : March 2005 – May 2007
  • United States : May 2004 – March 2007

Language Requirement by Country
Only United States requires a pass in the AFS English test

Academic Requirement by Country
United States’s academic requirement is high, e.g. mostly A or B. Canada’s academic requirement is medium, e.g. mostly C or D.

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South America

Country Choices
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay

Age Requirement by Country
Please take the below birthday ranges for reference:

  • Argentina : August 2004 – February 2008
  • Brazil : February 2004 – August 2007
  • Chile : July 2005 – January 2007
  • Mexico : November 2004 – August 2007

Academic Requirement by Country
Generally more relaxed, for example Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico accept some grade E on academic report

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Asia

Country Choices
China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand

Age Requirement by Country
Japan accepts exchange students within this birthday range: April 2005 – March 2007

Academic Requirement by Country
Japan’s academic requirement is high, e.g. mostly grade A or B

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Africa

Country Choices
Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia

Age Requirement by Country
Egypt accepts exchange students within this birthday range: August 2005 to August 2007

Academic Requirement by Country
Egypt’s academic requirement is medium, e.g. mostly grade C or D

Remarks

Program availability in the above countries may vary from year to year due to factors like operation in local AFS office and visa application possibility. There may also be changes in age, language and academic requirements. Therefore if you are particularly interested in a specific country, you are recommended to call 2802 0383 for enquiry.