AFS Year and Semester Fall programs are on schedule to operate as planned. Applicants just participated in their Program Preparation webinars and we continue to communicate host family placements as they come in, work on visa and residence permit preparation/acquisition, and finalize participant acceptance. At this time, we do not foresee any of our Year and Semester programs being newly impacted by COVID-19. We are sharing with applicants and parents the most up to date information about entry requirements, quarantine, PCR testing/vaccinations and in country regulations that we have, when we have it.
As an example of AFS-USA’s commitment to Participant safety and experience, we made the decision to suspend 2021’s summer programming due to the nature of their robust content, oscillating levels of risks, and fluid entry-requirements. This was a challenging decision to make, but we feel that it was guided by our actionable values of assessing student safety and experience. With that said, we feel confident that we will again be able to offer our compelling summer programs in 2022, to be launched late summer.
AFS-USA is excited to offer our Spring 2022 programs. Applications will close in October 2022 but are already filling fast.
Academic Year Exchange, AFS Spring Class of 2022
- Argentina – Departing in March 2022
- Japan – Departing in March 2022
- The Yoshi Hattori Memorial Scholarship for Japan has launched! Click here to learn more.
Academic Semester Exchange, AFS Spring Class of 2022
- Argentina - Departing in March 2022
- Chile - Departing in February 2022
- Costa Rica - Departing in February 2022
- Paraguay - Departing in February 2022
We will be launching our Fall 2022 Programs in late Summer 2021. Applicants can sign up to be notified of their program by clicking “Get Info” on a program page.
Due to the impact of the pandemic, AFS-USA has limited national scholarships available during this period of recovery. We are encouraging local teams to update their local scholarship information and use those scholarships to award participants from their teams.
AFS-USA is no longer able to offer to Global Leaders Scholarship, but has maintained its relationship with FAST, which is the system that can determine financial aid qualifications for applicants. Please contact the study abroad team (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have further questions about this or want more information.
Please also refer to the content published in the recent MyAFS News article, linked here, for more information about scholarships and programs.