It is a very important question when deciding on which organisation to send you child away for the experience of a lifetime. We encourage that you do your research, and ask as many questions as possible. Below are just a few of the many reasons over 400,000 participants have chosen AFS as their preferred organisation.
100% AFS - the entire way!
When you go on an AFS program, you are on an AFS run and facilitated program – the entire trip!
This is one thing that sets AFS apart from many other student exchange organisations – in every country we send student to, we have our own AFS office, with AFS staff and volunteers on the ground doing all the work. We do not have contracts with other ‘partner organisations’ where we have to pay huge amounts of fees. We also do not send your child to organisations who don’t have the same rules and safety procedures.
Each of our offices’ use the same online systems ensuring instant contact is available when it is really needed. This also means we can provide you with the best priced programs, and the peace of mind knowing that your child will be supported by the entire international network of AFS – all 55 destinations! We believe this is the most important and uniqe thing about AFS!
We encourage you to research your preferred student exchange provider, make sure though you always ask “who actually facilitates my exchange while I am in the country?”.