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Lesson Plans

Developing Your Potential

Overview: What key behaviors are tied to success in the content area you teach? Help your students explore what those behaviors and attitudes look, feel and sounds like. You could…

Understanding-Your-Identity
Lesson Plans

Defining Myself

Overview: Do your students know if they belong to a “me” or “we” culture? This lesson teaches students about collectivist and individualistic cultures in a simple and digestible manner while…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Lesson Plans

The D.I.V.E. Method

Overview: Give students a method and a reason to process new and different things that they see, hear and experience so they slow down and reflect before judging or stereotyping…

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…

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Scholarships

Edelweiss Scholarship

The Edelweiss Scholarship is made available by the Clarksville Edelweiss Club. Scholarship Type: Merit-based Scholarship Value: $4,000 Available Scholarships: Two (2) Applicable Programs: AFS Year or Semester Programs to Austria…

IEW Contest Winners 2019
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IEW Contest Winners 2019

International Education Week (IEW) is an initiative led by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange. It…

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Study Abroad Articles

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, as well as our intercultural similarities and differences.

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Leadership

Sudip Mukherjee

Sudip Mukherjee Wealth Management Advisor and Portfolio Manager, Merrill Lynch As a Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Sudip develops long-term financial goals and implements customized wealth strategies.…

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Blog, Alumni Articles

Young Alumni Reflections

For more than 70 years, AFSers like you have helped advance international awareness and cultural understanding while at the same time made the world a more just and peaceful place…

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Culture Points, Educators Articles

What is Culture?

Culture is not easy to define. Some aspects of culture are obvious and concrete, like art or attire, while others are less noticeable or even subconscious, like body language or the social values that dictate it.

No Visa Required
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No Visa Required

If you are an American citizen traveling to any of these countries on an AFS Summer or Global Prep Program, you will not need to obtain a visa to participate…