When a student decides to participate in an AFS Program, he or she must ensure that he or she is able to pay the participation fee associated with the program. These fees vary depending on the program and the destination chosen. Fundraising activities allow participants to raise money to help pay their participation fees. There are many activities that can be organised, so put your imagination and skills to work!


Activity planning and a few ideas...

Before beginning to organize an activity, it’s important to take the time to think through the different tasks that need to be done.

 Steps to ensure that your fundraising activity is a success:

  • Form a team: Ask your friends and family members to help you. Give each person a role.
  • Make a budget: It’s important to know how much your activity will cost.
  • Create a timetable: You need to plan for your activity – book a space, buy gifts, organize entertainment, order food, communicate with the media (newspapers, television, radio and social media), print tickets and posters and set up an information booth about AFS Interculture Canada.
  • Book a space: Make sure that you choose a location that will allow as many people as possible to take part.
  • Find sponsors: You may be able to find sponsors for your activity.
  • Send out invitations: Once you have completed the steps above, send out invitations to people who you know, to local government, the local newspaper and businesses in your region. Make sure that your invitations are clear.
  • Communicate with the media: The goal of your event is to generate interest in your project in order to solicit donations as part of your fundraising efforts. The day of the event you should coordinate the activities and thank everyone for taking part.

Payment terms

All participants have to pay $75 (non-refundable) when they register. Participants agree to pay the participation fees according to the current rates:

  • 1st payment: 1 October
  • 2nd payment: 1 February
  • 3rd payment: 15 March