There two ways you can join us:

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Conference-Only

Experience the three conference days filled with 30+ sessions, opportunities to learn from global leaders, and network with your peers from around the world. The conference program will explore ways to tackle humanitarian crises, the future of education, climate action and food security.

To get started, you can choose to:

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Discover what a typical day at the AFS Youth Assembly looks like: empowering connections and collaboration!

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Academies

Upgrade your experience with enriching program tracks that offer a comprehensive theme-based experience beyond the flagship conference with a series of seminars, organization site visits and exclusive special events to facilitate learning, connection, engagement and action beyond the conference.

You can choose between:

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Delegates must be 18-32 years old 
  • Proven track record of leadership experience, school, or community involvement
  • Interest in global affairs, sustainable development, and youth issues
  • Proficient in English (Intermediate Level)

Apply as an Individual Delegate

Apply as a Group Delegation

Apply for an Academy

The AFS Youth Assembly Program includes:

Keynote Talks

Get inspired by today’s trailblazers and influencers

Thematic Discussions

Interact with panels of experts and leaders in various areas of inquiry

Skill-building Workshops

Engage in in-depth discussions or activities to develop practical skills

AFS Award for Young Global Citizens Finals

Finalists pitch their ideas to distinguished panel of judges for funding 

Networking

Make connections with young leaders from all over the world

Awards

Find out the winners of the Outstanding Youth Delegate Award

Field Visits

Get an inside look into the working of global and national institutions and organizations

Special Events

Make new friends or collaborators through special dinners, CultureFest and more

“After the AFS Youth Assembly I feel empowered and unstoppable. I always thought that being young meant I had room to grow and then I could make the change I want to see in the world. But now I am positive that I have everything I need to just take action and build towards a better future. I am so grateful for everything that has happened to me during that whole week.”

—Bertini Benjamín José, 23 years old, Argentina

AFS Youth Assembly Conference-Only Fees

Early-bird rate: $350

Applies from November to December 31, 2023

Regular rate: $450

Applies from January 1, 2024 to April 30, 2024

Late rate: $550

Applies from May 1, 2024 to June 28, 2024

***Please note that all deadlines are until 11:59 pm EST on the stated date.

For Fees for AFS Youth Assembly Academies, please click here.
For Group Delegation Fees, please click here.

Please read the Terms and Conditions.

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Scholarships for AFS Youth Assembly Academies

Scholarships applications for the all AFS Youth Assembly Academies are now closed.

Find out more about the eligibility requirements and discover the resources that are available to support your participation in the AFS Youth Assembly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact Us

Would you like to talk to someone about the AFS Youth Assembly?

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