Cultural exchange programs expose students to people from different national, religious, geographic and socio-economic backgrounds. In doing so, these programs help students learn how to listen and communicate ideas to develop a greater understanding of diversity. In turn, students build personal relationships, understand a broader range of perspectives and develop language and interpersonal skills needed for communication and participation in our multicultural society.

The AIFS Foundation seeks to fulfill its mission by:

  • Organizing high quality educational programs at affordable prices to enable young people to live and study abroad.
  • Supporting educational and travel opportunities for disadvantaged youth.
  • Developing cooperative programs between organizations, both public and private, that share our goals
  • Providing grants to individuals for participation in culturally enriching homestay and educational programs.