In addition to AFS intercultural learning content, AFS International partnered with the Center of Social Impact Strategy (CSIS) at the University of Pennsylvania to add social impact content to our program and to help ensure that students have the knowledge and tools to take positive action in their local community and beyond.
For more information on the Student Learning Journey (2.0), including how you can apply to become a facilitator, please see below:
- Student Learning Journey (2.0) FAQs
- Call for Volunteer Facilitators of the Student Learning Journey 2.0
The AFS Student Learning Journey Curriculum was initially designed to help volunteers and staff worldwide to deliver more meaningful learning experiences to students.
It provides guidance for how our exchange students can benefit from their AFS experiences on a personal, academic and professional level in this increasingly interconnected world. The AFS Student Learning Journey Curriculum features:
- A newly articulated AFS Educational Methodology Statement outlining our educational philosophy and approach to creating opportunities for intercultural learning.
- The comprehensive AFS Student Learning Journey with 16 different touch points between AFS and students throughout the entire year program, including corresponding icons to identify them.
- AFS Student activities and discussion guidelines for the new Monthly Contacts and Learning Reflections as well as for all other touch points (promotion, application, selection, orientations, communications and volunteer recruitment after the program).