The AFS Student Learning Journey is the framework for helping participants achieve the AFS Learning Objectives and in turn, to become active global citizens who play an integral part in achieving the mission of AFS. AFS helps participants accomplish the goals of the Student Learning Journey through a variety of methods and tools, including orientations before, during and after the program, by providing them with country-specific resources, and through conversation and reflection during monthly contacts with our liaisons.
In 2020, AFS-USA launched a new tool in this suite of resources for outbound core semester and year program participants, the online component of the Student Learning Journey.
The online component consists of 21 modules which students complete before and over the course of their program, and five facilitated dialogue sessions with fellow AFSers from around the world, led by AFS Volunteers. Core students participating in programs 4 weeks and above, will be invited to attend a global kick-off webinar with their counterparts from around the world and they will be enrolled in the online component of the Student Learning Journey after acceptance by the hosting partner.