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These are some common questions we are frequently asked:


♦ I am a LGBT youth and want to go on an exchange. 
Good choice! AFS welcomes all aspects of diversity and encourages everybody to take part in such a life-changing experience as student exchange. QueerExchange will try to answer all your questions and provide support before and throughout your exchange experience, if you feel like it.

♦ How old is QueerExchange?
QueerExchange started in the spring of 2010, although the idea has been discussed since the nineties.

Who is interested in QueerExchange and who is the target group?
QueerExchange is for everyone! It is for all people dealing with LGBT issues or questions within the context of intercultural exchange. Everybody who is queer or who is striving for a more diverse society.
In short: For queer and straight people united internationally.

What about the legal situation of LGBTs in different countries?
You can easily and best gather information about the legal situation of LGBTs in your preferred host country on the following websites:  or
For personal stories about acceptance in AFS programs, please contact us or browse our personal stories section.
And if you have been on an exchange and want to share your story, please send it to us!