1931 Directory of American Field Service Association Members.

The French Fellowships

1. The movement to provide fellowship grants to Americans for study in French universities grew in parallel to the Field Service, during the War.

2. Before going "out of business," AFS lent its funds and name to this movement--- in order to give other young Americans the opportunity to know life in France the way they had.

3. While the program remained small and did not live up to expectations, an important lesson was learned. American students went "over there " at first, but then the trend was reversed and French students were brought "back home" ---to the United States--- to study.


1915-1917: Origins
1920: AFS adopts the movement
1920-1942: Evolution
1946-1952: New directions