AFS Programs Offer Opportunity to Learn Abroad

AFS Intercultural Programs offers opportunities for high school students to learn and travel abroad for a summer, semester or academic year. AFS is now accepting applications for the next academic year.

Students live with a family abroad and learn the culture of that society while they make life-long friends with the family and community members.  Summer programs depart in June and return in August while semester programs depart in August or January and return at the end of the semester, and year programs last one academic year.

AFS encourages early application because popular countries and programs fill up early in the academic year. Students and their parents can learn about and apply to AFS exchange programs at, or can contact local representative Kent Frewing at (818) 790-0671 or at

Each year, more than 2,300 international high school students from more than 90 countries come to the U.S. with AFS-USA to study in high school and live with host families. Host families in the CV community are needed. AFS host families welcome new members into their home, share everyday lives, and learn and grow as relationships grow. Anyone interested in hosting a student can visit or contact local representative Mardi Breckheimer at (818) 790-5938 or at

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