BDX-USA we will have a presentation by a representative from The American Field Services (AFS).
AFS was created by young American volunteers who came to Europe during the WWI to save lives. After the war, the volunteers wanted to offer educational programs to the younger generations around the world, believing that mutual understanding could prevent wars.
Today, the AFS, also known as AFS Intercultural Programs, is a non-profit organization offering language study stays abroad. AFS has more than 50 national organizations on five continents, each of them with their own network of volunteers, employees and board of administrators.
Young people, aged 15 to 18, are welcomed by volunteer host families for 2 or 12 months in order to be immersed in the culture and language of the host country.
Join us to find out more about the French branch of AFS whose mission is similar to ours: promoting the exchange of Franco-American culture, language and friendship.