Are you interested in a longer experience in Puerto Rico, including living with an Puerto Rican host family and attending a Spanish-language high school for a semester or a year? International Academic Competitions Founder and Executive Director David Madden experienced exactly that from August 1998-February 1999 with AFS, the world’s largest and most-renowned exchange student organization. He considers his time as an AFS exchange student in Vienna to have been incalculably important in his intellectual, social, and personal development, and as perfect preparation for a life full of international enterprise and adventure.

If you are interested in AFS programs in Puerto Rico (or other countries), please see AFS’s websites here and here for more information and email David at for further advice on how to apply (including information on scholarships for AFS programs).