Sentio, Inc. is a not-for-profit global education network that was created in 2014 as a subsidiary of AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc. (“AFS”) to develop a global network of member organizations to further promote the AFS mission and provide intercultural learning opportunities for adults.
AFS is a not-for-profit international education organization that, since 1947, has provided enriched intercultural learning experiences through global study abroad programs, volunteerism, structured learning methods and reflection.
While the AFS network runs programs for youth, the Sentio network runs programs for adults.
Board of Directors
Daniel Obst – Chair
New York, USA
Chief Executive Officer,
AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc.
Evelyne Suter – Vice Chair
Lawyer and partner,
Luginbühl Wemli & Partner
Bert Vercamer – Ex Officio
New York, USA
General Manager, Sentio
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Partner Director, AFS Guatemala
Interim Partner Director, AFS Finland
Partner Director, AFS Thailand
Manager, Contact and
Planning Center Facilities, Bpost
New York, USA
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
North America Regional Office
Cape Town, South Africa
Development Specialist, Sentio
Ethical: Sentio will act in an ethical manner when dealing with, or representing members; demonstrating the highest standards of trustworthiness, fairness, caring, citizenship, respect and responsibility.
Excellence: Sentio will strive to be the premier membership organization for 18+ mobility providers and in the management and development of this market and the Sentio brand.
Accessible: Listening and aware of members. Sentio will have clear pathways for members to provide feedback and the ability to respond to member feedback in a timely manner.
Collaboration: Sentio will look beyond local needs and interests of individual members, in order to provide maximum benefit collectively to all members working in the 18+ mobility market. Sentio will provide opportunities for members to meet and exchange information and ideas, as well as to learn from industry professionals. Sentio will provide regular updates and feedback.
Open and transparent: All members will work together for the benefit of the Sentio network and the 18+ market, including assisting with, and sharing of, latest research, best practices and information.
Entrepreneurial: We have ownership of our process and our outcomes. We act on opportunities and learn quickly from both our failures and successes. We seek to inspire and be inspired while striving for innovative solutions.
“For a collective responsibility towards the international students they serve”, the Canadian Premier International Education Awards awarded Sentio the 2016 Best Recruiter Association while the World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) presented Sentio with the 2016 Best Education Abroad Provider award.