Study Abroad

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Rio Rancho HS Contacts:

Barbara Cohen
AFS New Mexico & Beyond Sending Coordinator
Phone: (505)-856-1231
Cell: (432)-528-5135

Becky Lee
AFS New Mexico & Beyond Hosting Volunteer
Phone: (505)-858-1472
Cell: (505)-288-1500


AFS-USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, works to build a more just and peaceful world through international education and exchange. We provide life-changing intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global network of independent, nonprofit AFS organizations, each with a professionally staffed office and a team of dedicated volunteers.



AFS-USA honors the legacy of its founders—volunteer WWI and WWII American Field Service ambulance drivers—who emerged from the wars with a bold mission: to help prevent future conflict through educational and cross-cultural exchanges.

More than 70 years later, the AFS Mission continues to respond to the needs of an increasingly complex world, offering programs abroad in more than 50 countries and hosting international students from more than 80 countries. True to the spirit of our founders, these life-changing intercultural learning programs are made possible by the dedicated work of AFS Volunteers—more than 4,000 in the U.S. and over 50,000 worldwide.

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SPI Study Abroad's homestay immersion programs for college credit focus on Spanish, French, Italian, and Chinese language and are exclusively for high school aged students.

Study Abroad + Language Immersion = Strong Resume Builder!
97% of SPI students describe their experience abroad as beneficial not just for language learning, but also for personal growth and college preparedness. Request an SPI Packet or Schedule a Program Overview Call for an in-depth review of our program offerings.

2018 Program Destinations: Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica, and China
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Program Contact Information:

SPI Study Abroad 

John Foster Program Operations Director 

Mobile: 512-745-0642  Schedule a Call

SPI Study Abroad 
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SPI Study Abroad offers high school homestay language immersion, volunteer service, and cultural leadership summer programs in Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica, Mexico, and China.

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