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What is Year Exchange Program?

  • Immerse yourself in a foreign language environment
  • Live with a local host family
  • Study at a local secondary school

Year exchange student will depart in August or September 2020,  and will return in June or July 2021


Eligibility Requirements

Age of participants should be 15 – 18.5 years old on departure
(Exact age requirements vary from country to country)

What's included in your experience

  • Airfare
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Re-entry Orientation

What you are responsible for

  • Visa and Passport Fees

Program Fee Detail

Europe, Africa, South America, and North America HK$113,400
Asia HK$95,400

Scholarships & Grants

AFS hopes to offer exchange opportunities for students from different backgrounds. Therefore, we cooperate with different corporates, organizations, individuals, set up different scholarship schemes and offer up to full scholarships

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Frequently Asked Questions

Of course it is difficult at first, but when you are living in a foreign language environment, learning language is much faster than in Hong Kong. Usually our exchange students could handle the basic local language around Christmas, their language proficiency also often helped them to stand out in studying or job seeking afterwards. To help exchange students in adapting, we, AFS office or volunteers, will also try to offer basic knowledge of the language before departure.

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AFS Exchange Stories

  • How AFS experience changed our returnees’ future?
  • What interesting cultural experience do our returnees have?
  • Who you can meet in the AFS community?
  • Media Interviews
  • Principal Interviews
Read More

4 Steps to Become an Exchange Student


Apply Now

Submit (1) Application form, (2) Academic reports of the past 3 years, (3) Non-refundable application fee of HK$200

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