Daniel Obst, President & CEO of AFS, and Maria Maione, Organization Development Intern sat down for a talk on volunteering and global citizenship for International Volunteer Day. Check out the question AFS Volunteer, Micol Terenziani, sent Daniel about fostering collaboration amongst volunteers across borders in order to further the AFS mission. #AFSeffect #volunteer #IVD #IVD2016... View details ⇨
Flexibility, self-confidence and teamwork are among the skills people gain and appreciate most from volunteering with AFS. Did you know that employers also value these skills and will look for volunteer experiences on your CV too? Read on to find out more!
Thank you to all the amazing AFS volunteers around the world for working hard on fostering greater intercultural understanding! Today, we are especially proud to recognize most remarkable members of our global community committed to creating a more just and peaceful world. Check out the 2016 winners for outstanding volunteer service in four award categories.
How do AFS Volunteers promote peace? By bringing their knowledge and sensibilities about intercultural learning to help people and communities learn to live together. Add the Volunteer Badge to your profile picture and join share what you're doing to change the world around you: [ Actionsprout.com Link ] #AFS #IVD #IVD2016 #volunteer #changemaker #AFSeffect #GlobalApplause
On this International Volunteer Day you not only deserve a #GlobalApplause, you deserve a standing ovation! Add the Volunteer Badge to your profile picture and share what you're doing to change the world around you: [ Actionsprout.com Link ] #AFS #IVD #IVD2016 #volunteer #changemaker #AFSeffect #GlobalApplause
What motivates you to volunteer with AFS? Is it the orientations, training, working with host families, community outreach, etc? Share your experience with us and motivate others to volunteer too! Add the Volunteer Badge to your profile picture and share what you're doing to change the world around you: [ Actionsprout.com Link ] #AFS #IVD #IVD2016 #volunteer #changemaker #AFSeffect #GlobalApplause
To all of our awesome and hardworking volunteers, thank you! Your dedication, passion and expertise are what makes the #AFSeffect possible. Add the Volunteer Badge to your profile picture and share what you're doing to change the world around you: [ Actionsprout.com Link ] #AFS #IVD #IVD2016 #volunteer #changemaker
Studying abroad changes people's lives, broadens their horizons and helps them develop skills needed to function in a globalized world. Check out the latest ideas we discussed at #GenerationStudyAbroad that are making an impact in the field!
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Institute of International Education (IIE) Soliya Global Nomads Group
Our world is home to people from many cultures and backgrounds. Let’s fight intolerance with intercultural dialogue, engagement with cultural diversity, and a commitment to active global citizenship. How has your AFS experience helped you to become more tolerant?
Today is the best day to spread the spirit of tolerance! Join us in celebrating the International Tolerance Day by embracing differences and believing our world is stronger and more interesting because of them.
Intercultural understanding is a powerful and productive tool for building a more just and peaceful world. AFSers are united by our commitment to our learning to live together philosophy. Let's embrace differences and believe our world is stronger and more interesting because of them.
Read more in a message by the AFS President and CEO, Daniel Obst, marking the Global and International... View details ⇨
Dialogue and inclusivity foster positive change and create global citizens adapted to the modern world who can understand social injustices at home and abroad. We can be further ambassadors for social justice and peace by standing with and giving voice to non-dominant identities all over the world: the first step is awareness.
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"As teachers, we have the ability transform lives and the responsibility to help students learn to live together. We need intercultural learning to be a mandatory part of our pre-service education; recognition for the in-service trainings we attend; and practical tools – like teacher exchanges and globally aware textbooks in every subject – in order to do this."
AFS Intercultural Programs has been honored by the 2016 Franco-American Award of Blérancourt for our humanitarian efforts during World Wars I & II and our intercultural study abroad programs. In his acceptance speech, AFS President and CEO Daniel Obst, dedicated the award to the AFS volunteers who are creating a more just and peaceful world.
Join us in welcoming Daniel Obst as the new President and CEO of AFS Intercultural Programs, directing the future strategy of AFS and leading our worldwide movement to educate global citizens. This creative thinker and collaborator comes to us after serving as Deputy Vice President for International Partnerships at the Institute of International Education (IIE), where he has provided strategic... View details ⇨