AFS : Global Exchanges & Connections!

Welcome to the New School Website! We are excited to introduce you to the world of AFS – an incredible program that opens doors to intercultural experiences, global understanding, and lifelong friendships. AFS, or the American Field Service, is a prestigious international exchange organization with a rich history of promoting peace and intercultural learning.

At our school, we are proud to be affiliated with AFS, as it aligns perfectly with our mission to provide our students with a holistic education that transcends borders and fosters global citizenship. AFS offers unique opportunities for students to embark on life-changing journeys, explore new cultures, and develop a deeper appreciation for diversity and inclusion.

Through the AFS program, students have the chance to study abroad for a semester or an entire academic year, immersing themselves in a different language, education system, and way of life. They become part of a host family, which allows them to experience the everyday routines, traditions, and values of a different country firsthand. This transformative experience not only enhances their language skills but also broadens their perspective and builds their resilience, adaptability, and independence.

AFS exchanges are not limited to outbound programs. Our school also welcomes inbound AFS students from around the world, enriching our community with their unique perspectives and experiences. These students bring their diverse cultural backgrounds, languages, and traditions into our classrooms, creating an inclusive and global learning environment for everyone.

AFS goes beyond mere cultural immersion. It fosters global competence by offering students the chance to engage in community service, cultural activities, and intercultural workshops. This comprehensive approach ensures that our students gain a deeper understanding of global issues, learn to navigate cultural differences, and become effective global citizens who can make a positive impact in an increasingly interconnected world.

Through AFS, our students build lifelong connections and friendships that transcend borders. The bonds formed during these exchange experiences often last a lifetime, leading to future collaborations, study opportunities, and even career paths. AFS alumni become part of a vibrant network of global changemakers who share a commitment to making the world a better place.

As a school that values diversity, inclusion, and global awareness, we are thrilled to offer the AFS program to our students. We believe that AFS exchanges provide them with invaluable skills and experiences that will shape their personal and professional lives for years to come. We encourage all students to consider the transformative power of AFS and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to expand their horizons, broaden their perspectives, and become global citizens.

Join us on this remarkable journey with AFS, where the world becomes your classroom, and cultural understanding becomes your superpower!

Model United Nations

Mun – Model United Nations is an association which has activities to develop leadership qualities in students with oratory skills to convince with logic refute the undesirable and establish strategies after debate and discussion Students at Vidyasagar are being groomed to participate among elite Schools like Daly College Indore, YPS Patiala, PPS Nabha, Global Genesis Noida. Imbibing qualities to become aware and better citizens.

British Council

“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination for success.”

– Earl Nightingale

The school has been successful in gaining the International School Award and is accredited for the period 2018-21. British Council gave an exciting platform for exposure to global education. The content and approach of the curriculum integrate various dimensions of learning. Embedding internationalism and leadership development with academic rigor set us in a vantage position, helping our students to collaborate and understand diverse cultures. British Council opened up new avenues for the students, teachers, and also the parents. Students from Nursery to XII were involved in multifarious activities in various projects. Connecting and working in collaboration with the link schools around the world enhanced our knowledge even further imbibing values of global citizenship and universal brotherhood. We collaborated with various schools viz. LYCEUM (Russia), Dover High School (Argentina), TSU City Elementary and Junior High School (Russia), and Elementary School In Wola Dalsza (Poland) with Junior School (Class Nursery to grade V), Jeodang High School (Korea), Integrated Boarding School Of Kuantan (Malaysia), Associacao Cultural Brasil Estados Unidos (Brazil) and Russia Clever High School (Russia) with senior school (grade VI to grade XII). The quest to expand the knowledge and the exchange of projects internationally for all grades has turned out as the need of the time and has created a more amicable and harmonious and happy place to study every day.

The perseverance and meticulous endeavors of our diligent students and faculties were brought into the lime light with the beautiful appreciation words by British Council in the Award Letter.

International Award for Young People

The Award Programme was introduced in India in 1962 with a view to encouraging young people in the country to achieve their full growth potential within the framework of Indian society, to improve their moral, social and intellectual well-being, to ‘Equip them for Life’. Currently students from over 240 institutions across India participate in the Award Programme. So far over 100,000 young people have successfully gained their Awards. The IAYP is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and is a full member of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Association.

The Award is implemented through Open Award Centres (OAC), which are referred to as Youth Engaging in Society (‘YES’) Centres. These are primarily schools and other educational institutions which are licensed under an Agreement to implement the Award. The Award is comprised of three levels and four sections:

  • Bronze – for those over 14 years old
  • Silver – for those over 15 years old
  • Gold – for those over 16 years old.
  • Participants complete all four sections at each level to achieve their Award. At Gold level, participants also complete a residential project.