Dear All,

We are excited to share with you a new AFS alumni engagement and fundraising initiative to be piloted this October: Discover Ghana with AFS – An AFS Alumni Journey. Named “Africa’s capital of the cool” by the New York Times, Ghana is an exciting hidden gem destination with a lot to offer. This 8-day alumni journey will be a culturally immersive and unique opportunity to explore Ghana’s vibrant and energetic cities, reconnect with fellow AFSers, meet with leading educators, community leaders and policy makers, and support AFS scholarships.

Why Ghana

This year AFS Ghana is celebrating the 50th Anniversary and is the proud host of the AFS Network Meeting for the first time on the African continent. More than 150 AFS leaders from 54 countries will attend this event. It is a great opportunity for the tour participants to reconnect with friends, share their personal AFS stories, learn about AFS’s impact on the world and find out more about plans to broaden our reach and deepen our impact going forward. All this and so much more is why Ghana is a perfect destination to launch our first-ever AFS Intercultural Programs Alumni Journey.

What to expect

The AFS Alumni Journey will go beyond any usual vacation—from historic castles to Ghana’s beautiful coast, from fascinating cocoa factories to vibrant local communities, from “talking drums” and virgin forests to private dinners with local educators and business leaders. Plus, you will be invited to a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of the 50th anniversary of AFS Ghana with AFS Board Chair Vishahka Desai, AFS President Daniel Obst, staff, volunteers and AFS alumni from around the world.

Scholarship support

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the AFS Africa Scholarships, which provide financial assistance to lower-income, high-performing AFS students traveling to and from Africa on an AFS program. This donation may be eligible for tax deduction in your country. The cost of the trip is 6,950 USD, which includes a contribution of 1,000 USD to the scholarship fund. The package price includes accommodation in 5-star hotels, all meals, local transportation in a comfortable tour bus, professional tour guides, and all special events.

Join the Journey

For more information contact Anna Treyer-Simakova at anna.treyer-simakova@afs.org or +1-212-209-0927. To reserve a spot on this tour we will need to receive your confirmation and 3,500 USD deposit by July 1, 2017

Don’t miss the opportunity to invite AFS alumni on the trip of a lifetime in celebration of the 50th anniversary of AFS in Ghana!