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    Slang from Around the World

    Slang reveals much about a culture and its sense of humor, attitude, and values. It’s the words and expressions we use colloquially that are indicative of regional personality and spirit. While languages vary greatly, it’s interesting to note how cultures have different ways of communicating the same sentiment or feeling. Suffice it to say, we loved reading through the hundreds of examples of slang and idioms our students submitted.
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    New Research Report, “Creating Global Citizens: The AFS Effect”

    NEW YORK, N.Y., November 6, 2019—AFS released a large-scale research report on Tuesday, focused on the impact that AFS exchanges…
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    Everyday Ambassadors: Public Diplomacy and Why It Matters

    When we think of international diplomacy, we might imagine heads of state at official meetings, but in fact everyone can (and should) engage in diplomacy.

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    Everyday Ambassadors: Public Diplomacy and Why It Matters

    When we think of international diplomacy, we might imagine heads of state at official meetings, but in fact everyone can (and should) engage in diplomacy.
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    AFS families create global friendships that last a lifetime

    Hosting sounded like an enjoyable experience with many benefits, so Jacque and her family said “yes!” This began an international friendship that would span 55 years.
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    Hosting with Pride: An Interview with Six-Time AFS Host Parent and Volunteer, Jerry Gulley

    Jerry Gulley grew up in a small town in rural Tennessee. In high school, his best friend’s family decided to…