AFS was honored to have received UNESCO’s highest recognition for the Learning to Live Together—from Ideas to Action: AFS Global Intercultural Education Symposium and the 100 Years Young! Youth Symposium in the form of event patronage.




AFS thanks BP for its generous underwriting of the AFS Global Intercultural Education Symposium. BP is dedicated to increasing understanding across cultures: The corporation’s BP Global Citizens of Tomorrow scholarship program developed together with AFS Intercultural Programs provides financially-challenged students the opportunity to study abroad and gain the intercultural skills needed to succeed in a global economy. The goal of the program, which will reach up to 250 students, is to increase students' intercultural awareness and second-language skills. Learn more 



The AFS Global Intercultural Symposium and the AFS Youth Symposium have been certified by the Mission Centenaire, a French national initiative that promotes national and local events related to World War I Centennial Commemorations, as one of the most innovative and structured Centennial projects taking place in France.