AFS Intercultural Exchanges (AFS) is an international non-profit voluntary organization which has been dedicated to promoting international exchange activities for decades. Its aim is to establish mutual respect and understanding among participants worldwide through various exchange programs, with a view to achieving the vision of racial harmony and world peace. AFS enables people to act as responsible global citizens working for peace and understanding in a diverse world. It acknowledges that peace is a dynamic concept threatened by injustice, inequity and intolerance.
AFS seeks to affirm faith in the dignity and worth of every human being and of all nations and cultures. It encourages respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms without distinction as to race, sex, language, religion or social status.
Since 1982, AFS Hong Kong has hosted around 800 foreign exchange students, worked with more than 400 partner schools and sent over 3,500 secondary school students, volunteers and teachers on a variety of intercultural learning programs. AFS Intercultural Exchanges Hong Kong is registered as a limited company with charitable status.
Our operation depends highly on volunteers - from our host families who offer room and board to foreign exchange students without any subsidies, to our support contacts who are committed to provide 24/7 support and guidance to students and parents on adjustment issues without any compensation.
Without government funding, your donations will help sustain our work in connecting lives and sharing cultures, as well as in enabling us to charge every participant the bare minimum.