AFS-Intercultara Brasil (AFS)
Caixa Postal 97
95670-000 Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul
Contact person: Cicero Krupp da Luz
- Commune, community project
- Peace politics
- Educational policy/project
- Overnight facilities
- Volunteers are welcome.
Founded in Brazil in 1956, AFS Intercultura Brasil is a voluntary, non-governmental and non-profit organization, that gathers in chapters in over than 100 Brazilian cities. These committees are responsible for selection of the students and host families. The volunteer work is the power of the organization that through the increasing of social compromise, developed from a institution dedicated only to intercultural exchange for a revision of its paper in the Brazilian society, as a volunteer organization that contributes for the development of the citizenship and of the democracy in the country.
AFS Intercultura Brasil is a member of AFS Intercultural Programs, the pioneer and the most experienced exchange organization in the world, present in 54 countries in all continents. Every year more then 10.000 students participate in its programs. In 1947, AFS Intercultural Programs was founded, with the mission to promote the ideals of respect, solidarity and citizenship through the contact between people from different cultures.
AFS provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed, to create a more just and peaceful world. Pursuing an ideal AFS enables people to act as responsible, global citizens working for peace and understanding in a diverse world. It acknowledges, that peace is a dynamic concept threatened by injustice, inequity and intolerance. AFS seeks to affirm faith in the dignity and worth of every human being and of all nations and cultures. It encourages respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms without distinction as to race, sex, language, religion or social status. AFS activities are based on its eve values of dignity, respect for differences, harmony, sensitivity and tolerance.
The AFS Intercultura Brasil offers a variety of hosting programs for young participants each year. These programs are an unique opportunity for them to get in touch with the Brazilian culture, while they meet and develop friendships with people at their host community and with many AFS participants from other countries.
AFS Intercultura Brasil operates many hosting and sending AFS programs, such as:
- year and semester school program,
- corporate scholarship program,
- intensive program,
- community service program.
For other net participants we can offer overnight facilities. Further we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, deliver a lecture and procure expert information in the field of our work.