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.

An extraordinary cultural impact

“My volunteer year was a hodgepodge of sad and blissful moments and heaps of great experiences. It was a year wherein I learned so much about myself and how to deal with certain challenges. It was also a year of breaking cultural barriers and creating global friendships. My overall experience taught me to be independent and compassionate so as to move forward. I am so happy and truly grateful that I was able to take this opportunity to step out of my comfort zone.”

— Aurem VIllaflor, Filipino volunteer to Germany

Where do you want to go?

  1. South Korea

  2. United Kingdom

  3. Indonesia

  4. Denmark

  5. Australia

  6. Germany

More Destinations

Putting things into a perspective

“This experience changed my life forever. It forces you to adjust, to put things in perspective, to become independent, patient, grateful, and gives you an open-mind. My experience made me who I am today, helped me to get my first job in Belgium, introduced me to my best friends, convinced me even more that volunteer work is enriching and gave me long life memories.”

— Saskia De Jonghe, Belgian volunteer in Zambia

The Global Competence Certificate

AN IMPORTANT CREDENTIAL FOR INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONALS

This state-of-the-art Global Competence Certificate (GCC) program prepares you to successfully navigate new cultural environments—during your experience and long after you finish the program. Online intercultural learning modules combined with in-person sessions help you develop practical and global skills, knowledge and attitudes that employers need and mission-driven organizations believe will help achieve their social impact goals.

Ready to enter the job market

“Getting away from your comfort zone and pushing your boundaries is what this is all about. In that process you discover a part of yourself you did not know. After 8 months I feel a confidence I have never felt before. I feel ready to enter the job market and to make something out of my life. I want to encourage other young people to take the step to go abroad. You will come back with happy memories, crazy stories and loads of confidence.”

— Marjolein Dieltiens, Belgian volunteer in Denmark

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.

The next generation of outstanding AFS programs.

Trusted organization. Proven track record.  Lifelong connections.

Born from AFS values, adult 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.

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