Hosted Student Learning Journey
For more than 35 years, AFS has categorized its educational goals into four levels of development, which are increasingly broad in scope, from personal to global learning goals. These learning goals are part of our mission and goals for the entire organization. Originally defined in the early 1980s, these goals have been at the forefront of the AFS Mission. Though we have modified our way of teaching them, the core concepts are still seen as valid and our aspirations for our hosted participants remain the same. Some of these goals are attained by the AFS Participants during or by the end of the AFS experience; others involve a lifetime of reflection and building upon what has been learned through their AFS experience.
The AFS Super Powers, based on the AFS Educational Goals, are the competencies we encourage students to develop during their exchange experience.