AFS Intercultural Programmes e.V.


AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V. is a nonprofit association for youth exchange and intercultural learning. The organization is volunteer-based and is a state-approved carrier of the youth welfare service organization.

The aim of AFS is to promote the development of intercultural competence and to support worldwide tolerance and international understanding. In addition to the sending and hosting program for students, AFS offers the participation in voluntary services as well as intercultural training programs. The programs developed and implemented by AFS are certified by the United Nations.

More than 3,500 volunteers throughout Germany are actively engaged in the work of AFS, supported by 90 dedicated employees working at the head office in Hamburg and the five regional offices.

AFS Germany is part of the worldwide AFS-network and cooperates with about 60 independent partners on all continents. A global network of more than 40,000 volunteers is committed to AFS’ objectives.

The programme offering of AFS Germany comprises:

AFS Intercultural Programmes e.V.


AFS Interkulturelle
Begegnungen e.V.
Friedensallee 48
22765 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0)40 399 222 0
Fax: +49 (0)40 399 222 99