AFS Global STEM Academies

The AFS Global STEM Academies combine digital and in-person learning, gathering youth from 15 countries worldwide, in which scholars enrich their sustainability knowledge and STEM skills through interactive, hands-on curriculum, while developing critical global competencies, including problem-solving, analytical skills, intercultural understanding, and social innovation.

it is a full scholarship program consisting of a 12 week virtual program and 4 week in person program to one of the five academy destinations: Brazil, China, Egypt, India, or the USA.

What is include in the in person program?

  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Cultural Tours
  • Field Trips
  • AFS Worldwide Presence
  • Emotional & Learning Support
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Airfare
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Domestic Transport
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Continuous Support
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Global STEM Academy applicants must be 15-17.5 years old at the program start date.
  • Must be able to participate fully in a classroom setting and program conducted entirely in English.
  • Applicants must have the ability and willingness to travel internationally for the full four weeks to any of the Academies destinations.
  • Strong candidates demonstrate interest in sustainability, STEM, travel abroad, and curiosity to learn about and interact with different cultures.
  • Willingness to attend any of the five Academy destinations – Brazil, India, Egypt, USA, or China. Applicants may list their destination preference(s), but AFS will maintain the final say in where admitted students are assigned.
  • Participants must have a valid and current passport. AFS can help guide you on how to obtain one if needed. 
  • Talented young people from all backgrounds who reflect the diversity of populations around the world, particularly young women, underrepresented populations, and students with high financial need, are strongly encouraged to apply! 

Applications for the 2024 AFS Global STEM Academies are due 15 January 2024.


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