Friends of the American University of Afghanistan

Education Will Prevail

Everyday, over 1,000 Afghan students set aside fear and uncertainty to sign into classes, joining our new global community in the pursuit of knowledge and opportunity.

Learning has never represented a greater act of courage.

AUAF Class of 2024!

AUAF recognized the 126 graduates with virtual and in-person commencement ceremonies 

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Ushering in a New Era

Today, the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) remains a beacon of hope for a new generation of young Afghans who wrestle with a new set of political and social realities yet remain ambitious and fervent to lead change in their own country and society.

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Student Voices

Leslie Schweitzer, FAUAF Founder & Chair, sat down with AUAF students in Doha, Qatar to discuss the impact AUAF has had on their lives and the lives of those around them. 

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Addressing the Need

AUAF enrolls on a need-blind basis and provides full financial aid packages to every student admitted
The Bootcamp offers advanced learning in the STEM & IT fields to high-school-aged girls in Afghanistan.
AUAF is committed to providing the support and resources necessary for students to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.
AUAF’s Bridge Academy’s now covers high school curriculum to prepare Afghan boys and girls for higher education.