During the month of March, AFS-USA recognizes and thanks the thousands of host families across the US that open their homes and hearts to AFS Exchange Students. Families are not always defined by their ancestry. The bonds formed by AFS families and students during the short exchange year is a testament to the power of international exchange. Lifelong connections are created across cultures, religious beliefs, political opinions, economic and social standings, age, gender and distance.
Thank you for welcoming an AFS Exchange Student into your family. You contribute to intercultural understanding and are a cornerstone of the AFS community.
Happy Host Family Appreciation Month from all of us at AFS-USA!
Dr. Jorge Castro