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AFS Intercultural Programs

  • AFS Intercultural Programs
  • 120 Wall Street
    Floor 4
  • New York, NY 10005
  • 1-800-AFS-INFO
  • Shameeka Leacock
  • Program Specialist-Diversity Initiatives
  • 646-751-2218

Program Description

AFS-USA (formerly the American Field Service), a nonprofit organization, is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world through independent, nonprofit AFS Organizations, each with a network of volunteers, a professionally staffed office, and headed up by a volunteer board.

We've been exchanging students throughout the world for more than 65 years. That's six decades of history and experience in international education with an exemplary record of safety, security, and service to students, parents, and educators.

AFS-USA Faces of America provides high-achieving students from low-income families a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study abroad. By partnering with community-based organizations in underrepresented communities, FoA has awarded scholarships to more than 1,100 outstanding teenagers and introduced them to a world of possibilities.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • Community service/service hours
  • Leadership development
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 2012
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • More than 75%