Who are we?

SENTIO is an international, voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world.

More about SENTIO

Adult Programs

  1. Academic

  2. Internship

  3. Volunteer Abroad

  4. Teachers and Educators

  5. Language

The Global Competence Certificate

The Global Competence Certificate (GCC) is a unique tool that offers facilitated learning before, during, and after an intercultural experience to ensure global competence development.

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What’s your passion?

STUDY

Academic

Combine academic classes in any discipline or field of study with an international experience. Enhance your academic learning by working with new professors with different perspectives.

INTERN

Internship

Boost your job prospects with an international workplace training in your desired profession. See what your studies look like in a business, government or NGO, while making your CV or resume more attractive to employers.

VOLUN

Volunteer Abroad

Tackle an issue that you are passionate about. AFSNext lets you choose your area of interest—from working with youth to environmental issues—in a part of the world that you would like to work in and learn from.

TEACHER

Teachers and Educators

Spend some time in another country, exploring another educational system, from a few weeks to a year. Share your experience with other teachers and students abroad in a new cultural setting.

LANGUAGE

Language

Practice your new language in real world settings. Plus, enjoying the customs and traditions of a new culture is easier when you are fluent in the language.

GAP

Gap Year Opportunities

Go abroad for a few weeks, a few months or longer. Develop new life skills, find your passion, learn another language and make friends in cool places. All great ways to prepare for college, and learn to be more independent.

The next generation of outstanding AFS programs.

Trusted organization. Proven track record.  Lifelong connections. 

Born from AFS values, AFSNext programs are organized by a network of well-respected AFS and other organizations. We help adults find the right international program to achieve your personal and professional goals. Benefit from an international community of friends, qualified staff and passionate volunteers ready to help you achieve your dreams.

FAQ

A global perspective; a valued competitive edge

Stand out from your peers by adding “global” to your personal and professional identity. Stimulating AFSNext experiences provide young adults with a clear advantage in many ways and every profession—at home and around the world. That’s because living, studying, working and volunteering abroad helps you become more confident in unfamiliar settings, while sharpening practical cross-cultural skills valued in many universities, NGOs and workplaces.

Sentio Participants are supported by a Global Competence Certificate program that will help you better navigate your international experience and prepare you for a lifetime of cross-cultural encounters.