AFS Interculture South Africa offers the unique chance to spend ten months on the best cultural experience of your life!

Eligible Countries: South Africa

To Be Taken At (Country): United States of America

About the Award: You will be living with a carefully selected host family and going to a local high school. The host families live in all corners of America, mostly in small towns or villages and they look forward to opening their hearts and homes to welcome you.

Course Level: Undergraduate

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • You are a South Africa resident.
  • You were born between 01/01/2001 and 01/08/2003.
  • You are enrolled in a secondary school at time of application.
  • Have the equivalent of a B average or better without failing grades (no grades below 50%)
  • Have not yet completed more than 11 years of primary education nor received a high school matric certificate.
  • You must be able to speak and understand English.
  • You are able to complete a preliminary application and have a teacher complete the school recommendation and email them to AFS at
  • You have a valid passport, or are able to apply for one.
  • You must be Open-Minded, Flexible and Independent
  • Be able to transport yourself to the region closest to your city for the selection day. The three regions are Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Full scholarship

Duration of Program: 10 months. August 2018 – June 2019

Method of Application:

Scholarship Application Deadline: 25th September 2017.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Programme and the Department of State.