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Scholarships

The UNICO Avon Chapter Scholarship

The UNICO Avon Chapter Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship made available by the Avon, Connecticut chapter of UNICO National. UNICO is the largest Italian American service organization in the USA,…

Deconstructing Stereotypes
Lesson Plans

Deconstructing Stereotypes

Overview: Use this lesson to help students realize the impact that stereotypes and unconscious bias have on our everyday behaviors. In this short simulation exercise, students will get to experience…

Peter M. Robinson
Leadership

Peter M. Robinson

Peter Robinson AFS Returnee and AFS-USA Board Member Peter Robinson is president and CEO of USCIB, founded in 1945 as a policy advocacy and trade services organization dedicated to promoting…

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Blog, Volunteer Articles

Women Volunteers and Suffragettes in WWI

The early twentieth century brought forth opportunities for women beyond the home front: work, education, social reform, and political engagement. While many conservative Americans fought against this change in gender roles and believed women needed to be home, World War I served as a catalyst for volunteerism and ultimately, women’s suffrage.

Life in the Dominican Republic
Culture Trek

Life in the Dominican Republic

The Essentials All Programs AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Travel Guide Year/Semester High School AFS Dominican Republic Program Handbook Visa Guidelines Digging Deeper Language Resources Rosetta Stone:…

Fostering-Cultural-Diplomacy
Lesson Plans

Developing Your Potential

Overview: Use this lesson to help your students explore the key attitudes and behaviors associated with success in your content area. This short reflective activity can be completed individually, in…

Days of the Week
Lesson Plans

Days of the Week

Overview: Use this lesson to help students understand the difficulty of “unlearning” concepts and behaviors learned within their own cultural context. It also engages students’ critical thinking skills by challenging…

Hidden-Ways-in-Which-Culture-Differs
Lesson Plans

From Cartoons to Classics

Overview: Movies and television are rich sources of intercultural content when you know what to look for. This activity will help guide you to select a clip, show or film…

What-do-you-know-of-what-you-heard
Lesson Plans

Critical Listening through Debate

Overview: Enjoy an intercultural twist on a unit idea that’s been used for years. Active listening skills, critical thinking and collaboration are all part of engaging in a debate in-person…

Education-for-All
Lesson Plans

Listen and Draw

Overview: No artistic abilities are required for this quick activity regardless of whether it is a stand-alone activity or unit starter. Context and communication styles will definitely be part of…

Exploring-Refugees
Lesson Plans

Paper Tear

Overview: Take 3-minutes and generate a fabulous discussion about the power of perspective, active listening, and interpersonal communication. This can easily be done virtually and connects to any content area.…

Understanding-Your-Identity
Lesson Plans

The What, Why, and When

Overview: Building off the lesson “The What and Why”, students will engage in brief writing activity to determine if their values are aligned with their actions and future goals. Identifying…

Taking-Action-for-the-Environment
Lesson Plans

The What and the Why

Overview: Do your own personal values and the values of others impact your daily actions and priorities? This activity helps your class explore the concept of values and can provoke…

Walk-Apart-Walk-Together
Lesson Plans

Mapping My Community

Overview: What makes a community? Is it the people, the landmarks, the events or something else? This activity is a great lead-in for most content areas and provokes a great…

Taking-Action-for-the-Environment
Lesson Plans

The D.I.V.E. Method

Overview: This lesson provides students with a model for processing new and different experiences in their daily lives. Students will learn to differentiate between observations and judgments, as they practice slowing…

Understanding-Your-Identity
Lesson Plans

Who Are The NACIREMA?

Overview: Using a model by Horace Mann, this lesson will challenge students to consider the strong ties between language and culture and how much of their culture is embedded in…

Education-for-All
Lesson Plans

Rituals and Traditions

Overview: School routines, rituals and traditions have a large role in the formation of community and students’ comfort levels while learning. This lesson plan helps teachers provoke discussion and reflection…

Fostering-Cultural-Diplomacy
Lesson Plans

Interview and Investigate

Overview: Verifying the source of information and understanding how different sources provide varying perspectives on the same topic can be eye-opening for students. This activity is a fun, highly engaging…

Dulce
Recipes

Dulce de Leche

Dulce de leche was everywhere in Argentina! My host family always had it at home. It is a very popular ice cream flavor, and is common to eat any time.

turkish-lentil-soup
Recipes

Mercimek Çorbası

There are a few secret steps in this recipe that come from the owner of a Turkish restaurant! Not using a hand-blender makes all the difference!

chochipcookie
Recipes

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

They are the yummiest chocolate chip cookies I have ever had. The orange zest and nuts are optional based on your taste preferences.

Ghouriba-Bahla
Recipes

Ghouriba Bahla

Moroccan Almond Cookies (means silly cookie in English). This is the kind of Moroccan pastries I like the most, and makes me remember home. We enjoyed cooking together and the cookies are very tasty.

Yakisoba
Recipes

Yakisoba

Fried noodles with meat and vegetables on it. “Yakisoba” is a very easy food to make, so it has been part of Japanese everyday meals.

Submit a Recipe
Recipes

Submit a Recipe

Share your favorite recipes from around the world. We’re eager to explore new cultures and new dishes with our AFS community!