During your exchange program with AFS you will live in a host family, attend a local school and therefore experience a foreign culture up close. AFS provides a preparation camp before you leave and a reorientation-camp where you can share your experience with other exchange students. The program also covers an AFS framework program during your stay and ongoing consultation and personal support. Local volunteers and the AFS office of the corresponding country are there to support you in any way needed. Chances are high that you will live in either a small city, a village or in the countryside.