American Field Service


About AFS Intercultural Programs


AFS Statement of Purpose

AFS is an international, voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world.

The Core Values and Attributes of AFS

AFS enables people to act as responsible global citizens working for peace and understanding in a diverse world. It acknowledges that peace is a dynamic concept threatened by injustice, inequity and intolerance.

AFS seeks to affirm faith in the dignity and worth of every human being and of all nations and cultures. It encourages respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms without distinction as to race, sex, language, religion or social status.

AFS activities are based on our core values of dignity, respect for differences, harmony, sensitivity and tolerance.

Adopted at the 1993 World Congress.


AFS has collected a selection of links to websites that may be of use to educators, students and all global citizens interested in intercutural education. Choose from the following categories to access the links.

1. Resources for Educators
2. Resources for Volunteers and Young Adults
3. News and Media
4. Other Organizations
5. Kids and Teens
6. Countries and Cultures
7. Useful Tools
8. History Resources

AFS Intercultural Programs provides these links as a courtesy only with no endorsement intended, implied or otherwise. The content and perspectives presented in these linked sites are not necessarily those of AFS.

AFS is run by a network of volunteer based organizations in more than 50 countries. Please direct your inquiries to the AFS office in your country or the AFS office nearest your country.

If you live in the United States, please contact AFS-USA or visit their website at

If you are not sure where to send your inquiry you can email AFS International, which is based in New York City, USA, at We will forward your e-mail to the appropriate AFS office.

Contact a local AFS office :  


American Children Abroad

Ben and Helena Henderson

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