East Metro

Greetings from  the AFS East Metro Team

Our East Metro Team is made up of passionate local volunteers who have a Heart for connecting kids, families, and communities.  We hope to provide resources for intercultural learning experiences that will continue for a lifetime. Through the support of a trusted and caring network of families, educators, volunteers, staff and students, AFS helps to build a global community based on intercultural connections that positively affect the world.

Where are we Located?

The East Metro Area Team broadly defined, represents communities in and around the Twin Cities on the East Side of the Mississippi River.  We include communities as far south in Minnesota as Cannon Falls, as far east into Wisconson as River Falls, as far Northeast in Minnesota as Pine City and as far Northwest as Cambridge.  If we are not the right area team for your area, don't worry we would be more than happy to help you connect with the right area! 

What are we Doing?

Building Global connections through relevant volunteer opportunities, school partnerships in our American's Abroad Programs and our Hosted Student Programs and engaging community participation in local events. 

  • We welcome over 40 exchange students into our communities and schools each year

  • We send high school students on exchange programs during the summer, fall, and spring

  • We have over 75 local volunteers supporting AFS exchange students and host families, as well as, Americans going abroad and their families. 

How can you get Involved?

Opportunites are always available locally and nationally.  AFS provides training and mentoring for each registered volunteer.  We would love to have you as a part of our team working with you to find the perfect fit for your interests and time. 

  • Be a Host Family or an Exchange Student Abroad
  • Be a Support Contact for a local student and family
  • Work with school and chapter development
  • Be an orientation leader
  • Be a recruiter
  • Volunteer for local Events (see annual calendar)