AFS-USA (formerly the American Field Service), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world through independent, nonprofit AFS Organizations, each with a network of volunteers, a professionally staffed office, and headed up by a volunteer board.

AFS has been exchanging students throughout the world for more than 65 years. That’s six decades of history and experience in international education with an exemplary record of safety, security, and service to students, parents, and educators.

IPSL is proud of our strategic partnership with AFS-USA Intercultural Programs. 

IPSL's international service-learning programs provide AFS-USA alumni with the opportunity to study and serve abroad as undergraduate or graduate students and receive college credit in the process. This valuable alliance brings together two venerable organizations with a shared history of working to promote student learning and global citizenship through international exchange. 

AFS-USA alumni receive preferential admissions consideration for all IPSL international service-learning programs and a wavied application fee for IPSL programs. 

AFS-USA alumni also receive automatic scholarships when they apply and are accepted into the IPSL / College of Mount Saint Vincent graduate program in International Development & Service.