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AFS Programs are made possible by local expertise. From living with a host family to being supported by experienced volunteers, your journey will be led by people in the local community who value authentic experiences with your health and safety as the top priority.

Eligibility Requirements

15 – 18.5 years of age
(exact age requirements vary from country to country)

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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

USA and Canada HK$113,400
Asia (except Japan) HK$79,500
Other Destinations HK$94,500

Application Procedure

Stage 1

• Submit application form, academic reports of the past three years, a recent ID photo, a non-refundable application fee of HK$200

• Attend an AFS Selection Day

• Selected students may proceed to Stage 2

Stage 2

• Attend an AFS Parents and Student Information Session

• Complete detailed application including academic records, health forms, etc.

• AFS volunteers will conduct a home visit

Stage 3

• After placements are confirmed, students will need to apply for visa

• Students are required to attend all orientations before their departure