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Become a global citizen!

Win a high-school study abroad scholarship!

If you are a high-school student from Greece, you have the opportunity to discover the #AFSeffect! With 70+ years of connecting lives across cultures, AFS will give you an authentic and immersive experience. Our programs are led by locals in the communities you’ll join. AFS staff, volunteers, and host families will welcome you to a second home. Where do you want to go?

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Full and partial scholarships available in:

Who is our ideal candidate?

Applications are open for students who are currently attending the first or second grade in Greek high schools (born approximately in 2002-04 and will be in the 2nd or 3rd grade in the 2020-21 academic year).  You must complete the application form, which is in English, by  January 31 of 2020, and then, if eligible, participate in local, in-person events in February (full details will be provided to the selected candidates). 

We will conduct a competitive selection process that focuses on academic merit, and attributes that best position you for a successful program abroad. Emphasis will be placed on identifying full scholarship recipients that represent underserved, underrepresented, and lower-income communities in Greece. 

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How can I become an AFSer?

You’ve explored AFS programs online or met us in person. Now you are ready to apply! Here's what to expect on your intercultural journey with AFS:
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Find a program and start applying

Our application is thorough because us knowing some key things about you will help us make your AFS experience amazing. If you’re stuck, ask us anything!

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You’ve been selected!

Not everyone becomes an AFS student. Your application, interviews and recommendations tell us how ready you are for an international student exchange. Now the fun begins!

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Attend your AFS Orientation Session

AFS orientation sessions (before, during and after your program) will help you navigate personal and cultural growth opportunities while you’re abroad.

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Jump on a plane and meet the world

Dedicated AFS volunteers, host families, and staff are prepared to make your AFS experience an intercultural learning adventure you’ll never forget.

Who is making the Global Citizens Scholarship Program possible?

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has awarded a grant to AFS Intercultural Programs to launch the Global Citizen Scholarship Program for High School Students from Greece. The scholarship program will provide 50+ Greek youth with year, semester, and trimester-long scholarships to participate in an exchange program abroad.

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