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Events

  • 04/19/2014 : 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    MT - Clean the Fish

    The Whitefish Exchange students and cluster group students will help with the annual spring clean-up in Whitefish, MT by removing trash and debris from the local streets and roadways.  View...

  • 04/19/2014 : 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    ID - Race to Robie Creek

    In honor of the AFS National Day of Service, the students from Northwest Central area will be helping out at the start of the "Race to Robie Creek" - a half marathon race, known as the ...

  • 04/19/2014 : 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    IN - Kids Against Hunger

    In honor of the AFS National Day of Service, we will be packing meals for Kids Against Hunger. These meals will go out to hungry people around the world. Please join us for this important and wor...

  • 04/19/2014 : 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    AK - AFS Information Fair

    Come and meet with current exchange students and their host families to learn about their experience and how you can get involved! When: April 19, 2014 11:00 AM -3:00 PM  Where: G...

  • 04/21/2014 : 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Online Parent Session - Interested Students

    Learn about how you can support your son or daughter's ambitions to study abroad while discussing your questions and concerns with other interested parents. An AFS staff person will facilitat...

  • 04/22/2014 : 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Study Abroad 101 - Online Info Session

    Want to study abroad, but not sure where to begin? If you’re ready to explore the world with AFS but need a hand getting started, register for an Online Info Session, hosted by an AFS Advis...

  • 04/23/2014 : 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM

    AFS Path: The Application and Beyond

    Interested in making your AFS application process as easy as possible? Join an AFS Path Online Session and learn how to cruise through your application quickly and painlessly, while also exploring ...

  • 04/24/2014 : 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM

    Online Parent Session: Current Applicants

    Strictly for parents of students who are already working on their AFS application and preparing for their program abroad, this webinar touches not only on the application process, but also on wha...

  • 04/29/2014 : 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM

    Online Parent Session: Current Applicants

    Strictly for parents of students who are already working on their AFS application and preparing for their program abroad, this webinar touches not only on the application process, but also on wha...

  • 04/29/2014 : 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Study Abroad 101 - Online Info Session

    Want to study abroad, but not sure where to begin? If you’re ready to explore the world with AFS but need a hand getting started, register for an Online Info Session, hosted by an AFS Advis...

  • 05/03/2014 : 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    CA - AFS Info Event

    Get information about Hosting a students as well as regular and new sending programs and scholarships! Volunteers and staff will be available, all are welcome! When: May 3, 2014 2:00 PM ...

  • 05/17/2014 : 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    CA - AFS-USA Alumni Celebration San Francisco

    Join us in celebrating 100 Years of the American Field Service AFS-USA is pleased to invite Returnees, Families, Volunteers, Donors, and Friends to the AFS-USA Alumni Celebration in San Franci...

 

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In case of an emergency involving an AFS participant outside of our business hours, please call 1-800-876-2376 and speak with the AFS Duty Officer.

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