Educating Global Citizens

AFS Intercultural Programs enable young people to develop the core competencies which allow them to actively engage with the world, and help to make it a more just and peaceful place. Through the support of a trusted network of families, educators, volunteers, staff and students, AFS helps to build a global community based on intercultural connections that positively affect the world.

An AFSer is a Global Citizen. On November 8th 2014, AFS will celebrate its 100th Anniversary and prepare to ring in the next hundred years of education for peace and intercultural cooperation by hosting the AFS Global Intercultural Education Symposium,Learning to Live Together—from Ideas to Action at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.

  • How do we better develop active global citizens who are prepared to address the challenges of our interconnected world?
  • Who is responsible for delivering global citizenship education? 
  • What are the challenges to delivering global citizenship education? 

Learning to Live Together

On November 8th 2014, AFS Intercultural Programs will celebrate its 100th Anniversary and prepare to ring in the next hundred years of education for peace and intercultural cooperation at a session attended by over 1000 AFS volunteers, educators, policy makers, youth representatives and others interested in global citizenship from a from all over the world.

The half day-long AFS Global Intercultural Education Symposium held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris will be framed with appropriate references to the World War I centenary, to AFS’s century of work towards peace, and to the next 100 years of service through intercultural education to come.

The event will feature imminent thinkers and agents for peace from diverse geographies and perspectives. They will be invited to explore the responsibilities of individuals versus institutions in the co-construction of the “new spirit” as called for by Jacques Delors in his seminal work: Learning: The Treasure Within, and whether in so doing, we are prima facie endorsing a universal code of ethics.

The Symposium will be accompanied by 100 Years Young! a two and a half day workshop and debate, where the youth delegates of the Symposium, share their own perspectives on what is needed now and the future in order to promote active global citizenship. 


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Registration 13:00 • Program 14:00 to 17:00


UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Learn More

Who should Attend?

Educators, Policymakers, Members of Youth and Cultural Organizations and all Members of the AFS Network, media and the general public who are interested in the challenges of educating the global citizen. 


USD 70.00    |    EUR 50.00

Young Persons/Students under 30:

USD 35.00    |    EUR 25.00