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.

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

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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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…

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Life in Argentina

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Life in Australia

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Rangitoto College

Rangitoto College is renowned nationally and internationally for offering students a kind environment in which they can develop academically and personally. With 40 different kinds of sports to choose from…

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Global Choice

Western Springs College

Western Springs College is a co-educational, uniform school located in central Auckland. Western Springs is known for the friendliness of its students, high quality of its education, as well as…

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If you know a good band or singer… Ask the band or singer to perform at your fundraising event. Find a location, start preparing and advertising a couple months ahead…

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Ramadan Facts

What is Ramadan? The Muslim fast of Ramadan (rahm-ah-dahn) falls in the ninth month on the Islamic lunar calendar and is the month during which Muslims observe fasting (sawm in…

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100 Volunteer Hours

One important characteristic of the exchange programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is an emphasize on volunteerism. The spirit of volunteerism has always been the main highlight of…

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Tracking claims with GMMI

Balance Billing The claims administrator, GMMI, negotiates with medical providers to reduce their costs even after they have provided the medical service. Medical providers often agree to forgo part of…

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YES Abroad

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