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For the last few decades, the world has experienced increased interconnectedness, creating new opportunities for people to interact and collaborate globally through movement and digital innovation. At the same time, we are witnessing the rise of global inequities, political polarization and conflicts between cultures.

The AFS ambulance drivers returning from the Second World War understood the need for people to overcome the conflicts between cultures in order to build a just and peaceful world.


Today, we see more need than ever to help people develop the capacities and values needed to achieve a world that is not only more peaceful and just, but also more equitable and sustainable.

And, more than ever, we believe that AFS is part of the solution by developing active global citizens of all ages through our programs and initiatives.

To achieve our mission worldwide, we need to build a larger, more prepared, and more engaged community of interculturally competent active global citizens.