Life in Panama
Countries, Panama

Life in Panama

The Essentials All Programs AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Year/Semester High School AFS Panama Welcome Booklet Host…

Life in Paraguay
Countries, Paraguay

Life in Paraguay

The Essentials All Programs AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Year/Semester High School AFS Paraguay Welcome Booklet Host School FAQ…

Life in Peru
Countries, Peru

Life in Peru

The Essentials AFS Peru Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Host School FAQ Arrival Information Visa…

Life in Poland
Countries, Poland

Life in Poland

The Essentials All Programs AFS Poland Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Year High School Arrival Information Host…

Life in Portugal
Countries, Portugal

Life in Portugal

The Essentials AFS Portugal Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Practical Information Survival Guide Discussion Questions for Your…

Life in Russia
Countries, Russia

Life in Russia

The Essentials All Programs AFS Russia Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Year High School Host…

Life in Serbia
Countries, Serbia

Life in Serbia

The Essentials AFS Serbia Welcome Booklet Get to Know Serbia AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Host School…

Life in Slovakia
Countries, Slovakia

Life in Slovakia

The Essentials AFS Slovakia Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Host School FAQ Digging Deeper Language…

Life in Spain
Countries, Spain

Life in Spain

The Essentials All Programs AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Year/Semester High School AFS Spain Welcome Booklet Rules…

Life in Sweden
Countries, Sweden

Life in Sweden

The Essentials AFS Sweden Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Host School FAQ Arrival Information Welcome Letter Visa…

Life in Turkey
Countries, Turkey

Life in Turkey

The Essentials All Programs AFS Turkey Welcome Booklet AFS Participant Guide AFS Medical Guide Safety Tips Year High School Host…

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Whanganui High School

Whanganui High School is a modern, co-educational school of approximately 1,500 students and over 160 staff. Their International Department has…

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Aotea College

Aotea College is a multicultural, co-educational school of 930 students, located in the beautiful Porirua Basin. The college has a…

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Global Choice

Rangitoto College

Rangitoto College is renowned nationally and internationally for offering students a kind environment in which they can develop academically and…

Exploring-Refugees
Lesson Plans

The Potato Activity

Goal: To help youth eliminate stereotypes and to recognize the uniqueness of each individual Time: 20-30 minutes Materials: A brown…

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Lesson Plans

I have a dream

Overview: Dr. Martin Luther King is known to many as one of the most influential leaders of the Civil Rights…

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Lesson Plans

Connect the Dots

Goal: Participants will experience the fact that we often subconsciously limit our perspectives and alternatives. Time: 15–30 minutes, depending on…

Chair Keith Stock
Leadership

Chair Keith Stock

Chair Keith Stock U.S. to Panama, 1969 Keith Stock is an international strategist and private markets investment manager in his…

Richard Engel
Leadership

Richard Engel

Richard Engel U.S. to Italy, 1990-91 Richard Engel serves as NBC News’s chief foreign correspondent. He previously served as the…

Carson Gleberman
Leadership

Carson Gleberman

Carson Gleberman U.S. to Switzerland, 1976 Carson Gleberman has worked for McKinsey & Company, Citibank and The Viral Hepatitis &…

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Sarah Yancey

Chairperson, Sustainable Youth Ministry Team, Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church Volunteer Sarah Yancey is a retired educator who taught middle and…

Wim Wiewel
Leadership

Wim Wiewel

President, Lewis & Clark College Returnee – Netherlands to the U.S., 1968-69; Volunteer Wim Wiewel, who came from the Netherlands…

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Leadership

Jim Walker

Returnee – U.S. to Indonesia, 1987-88 Host Parent Jim Walker is an AFS Returnee from the year program to Indonesia,…

Matthew van Steenwyck
Leadership

Matthew van Steenwyck

Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Longbow Technology Ventures Sending Parent Matthew van Steenwyck, known as Matt, is the Managing…

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Susan Moon

Healthcare Executive in Data Analytics Returnee – U.S. to Finland, 1979-80; Host Parent Susan Moon is an AFS Returnee from…

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Krishen Mehta

Senior Adviser, Tax Justice Network and Former Partner, PwC AFS Sending Parent and Returnee Krishen Mehta is a writer, teacher,…

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Debra Maly

Speech Pathologist Chair of the National Council; Host Parent Debra Maly, known as Deb, is the Chair of AFS-USA’s volunteer…

Emre Evren
Leadership

Emre Evren

Senior Consultant, The Hartford Financial Services Returnee – Turkey to the U.S., 1984-85 Emre Evren joined the AFS-USA National Council…

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Leadership

Marlene Baker

Chief Development, Communications, and Alumni Relations Officer Marlene Baker spent the first 25 years of her career in senior management…

Melvin Harmon
Leadership

Melvin Harmon

Chief Officer of Marketing, Customer Experience, and Strategic Advancement International student exchange has been a part of Melvin Harmon’s life…

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Leadership

H. Jed Hepworth

Chair Returnee – U.S. to Chile, 1968-69; Host Parent Jed Hepworth is a Returnee from the AFS year program to…