The Clark County Chapter of AFS-USA Inc includes the areas around Vancouver, Battleground, Camas and Washougal. We have been hosting and sending exchange students for over 25 years! Our chapter uses our local funds to provide scholarships to students studying abroad. The funds are also used to help international students being hosted in pay school participation fees and participate cultural enrichment activities.
AFS programs foster transformation that lasts a lifetime. Today’s exchange students are tomorrow’s changemakers: diplomats; thought leaders; influencers in the international business and non-profit communities. Every new exchange student is another global citizen in progress—an individual primed to help build a more just and peaceful world. And the impact doesn’t stop with the students. Host families’ lives are transformed by new members from across the globe and host communities gain greater cultural diversity.