Project Change 2017

We’re excited to announce the launch of the 4th annual AFS Project: Change contest! From now until December 18, 2017, students in grades 8-12 are invited to submit an idea for a volunteer project addressing a contemporary global issue in one of seven countries. The Grand Prize winner will travel abroad this summer on a 10-15 day program Read More

Join us for the AFS Horseback Ride!

 Nov. 18th, 11:45am-4:30pm  $75 For Students, Families & Volunteers Includes Museum Scavenger Hunt, Native American Lunch, Horseback Ride, Cowboy hat, and Hay Wagon Ride. This community event is such a great way to see the desert and spend some quality time together! Reserve your spot before Nov. 13th  Have questions? Contact

International Travel for AFS Students

AFS students are only able to travel outside the US with members of their host family (age 25+) or on a school-sponsored/youth group-sponsored trip. The first time a student travels internationally, a host parent will need to complete the steps below. SP students are sponsored program students, the procedure for these students is different and Read More

Independent Travel Guidelines – 2017-18

AFS-USA travel guidelines are designed to maintain the integrity of AFS Programs and to help participants adapt fully to their lives as exchange participants in the U.S. AFS Participants have obligations to their host families, communities, and schools. In addition, AFS is responsible for participants; AFS must know a participant’s whereabouts in the event of Read More

Activity Waiver

Here’s a quick look of student “covered” activities. Anything beyond this will require an additional waiver from the natural parents, unless it’s a prohibited activity. Should your student need one this at any point this year, please plan ahead, and let your liaison know prior to the student participating in the activity and the liaison Read More

Welcome to our 22 New Students

This past week, our chapter successfully welcomed 22 students (The Grand Canyon Area Team has 26 all together this year)   See more photos on Facebook by clicking here. Thank you to all the volunteers and family members who showed up to help! Special thanks to Judy Appleyard for coordinating and planning the event!