Discover the outcomes of the 2019 AFS Global Conference


Growing a global competence coalition at the 2019 AFS Global Conference

The 2019 AFS Global Conference on Active Global Citizenship—and How to Educate for It convened 400 influencers and experts from 280+ organizations and 70+ countries tobuild and grow a coalition of stakeholders across sectors to ensure global competence education is available to more young people worldwide.

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Nancy Burrows

Are we there yet? The State of Global Competence Education

2019 AFS Global Conference featured a revealing panel discussion, “A Hard Look at the State of Global Competence Education Around the World” against the backdrop of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #4 which focuses on quality education.

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Luisa Fernanda Romero Muñoz – Young Global Citizen Prize Winner

Colombian Changemaker Wins Inaugural $10,000 AFS Prize for Young Global Citizens

Luisa Fernanda Romero Munoz, co-founder of Get Up And Go Colombia, was awarded the first-ever 2019 AFS Prize for Young Global Citizens for advancing peacebuilding in her home country by converting former Colombian armed conflict zones into cultural tourism destinations.

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Rethinking Global Ed: What’s Hot, What’s Not, What’s Next

Trusted sources? Improving Media Literacy to Inspire More Global Citizens

Back to Basics: What Makes a School Global Ready

Funding & Partnerships: Crafting your Pitch to Fund Global Citizen and Global Competence Initiatives

The 2019 Conference agenda

  • Explored winning strategies to bring global competence into classrooms and youth programs
  • Defined how global competence helps all stakeholders better connect resources and communities to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Showcased how cutting-edge study abroad programs provide real-world learning opportunities and global skills that employers need
  • Showed how global education builds resilience to extreme ideologies that divide people
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2019 Sponsors & Partners

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