Become a Facilitator for the Online Student Learning Journey

Become a Facilitator for the Online Student Learning Journey

AFS has launched some exciting virtual engagement opportunities for youth around the world, one of them being the Student Learning Journey 2.0. This upgraded Student Learning Journey builds on local orientations, monthly contacts and learning reflections by including the opportunity for semester and year program students to meet virtually and learn as part of a global cohort, before during and after their exchange experience.

AFS has joined forces with the University of Pennsylvania’s (UPenn) to create an updated curriculum targeted to AFS exchange participants, combining the existing Learning Journey content with theories for social impact, so that students can pilot a social intervention during their AFS journey, equipping them to become Active Global Citizens. We are looking for AFS Volunteers who wish to facilitate live, online learning sessions for small groups of AFS students at a global level.

What is the time commitment?

  • On-boarding & training: up to 10 hours of online learning and a 90-min online live training webinar.
  • Facilitated dialogue sessions: up to FIVE 90-min online live sessions during the calendar year.


  • Completion of Foundations of Intercultural Learning AND/OR be a Learning Program Qualified Trainer AND/OR a GCC Qualified Facilitator AND/OR participated in a Training for Trainers workshop
  • Experience facilitating Intercultural Learning-focused and/or social impact-focused workshops or orientations to AFS audiences (students, volunteers, staff, host families, etc.)
  • Have good internet connection to run the online sessions
  • If selected by AFS International, approval by AFS-USA.

 Click here to learn more about the Learning Journey and to apply to become a facilitator. The deadline to be included in the next round of training for this role is April 30, with related training schedule for 11:00 AM Eastern, Saturday May 15.