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Celebrate Cultural Diversity this 4th of July

The 4th of July conjures classically American images: baseball, fireworks, hotdogs, Bruce Springsteen. It’s the day we celebrate the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation and…

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4 Wonders of Argentina

With Latin American and European influences, Argentina is a multifaceted country with so much to offer. There’s the romantic tango, the passion of fútbol culture, and the delicious beef prepared during an asado,…

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Sky Camp!

Fun times at Pacific Cascades’s post-arrival orientation, Sky Camp! Mixing up deep discussions with a good dose of fun. Parents and siblings coming together with volunteers to support the student…

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Redwoods Meet-Up

A group of students from AFS Pacific Cascades met together late September in California for a visit to the Redwoods.  The Douglas County local chapter sponsored a camping trip with…

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Fall Festival Meet-Up

Denmark, France, Brazil, Switzerland, Dominican Republic, Chile and Germany represented AFS at the Fall Festival meet-up!

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Second Arrivals

A few family photos of the first meeting between students and families at September arrivals.

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Volunteer Articles

Spotlight On: Danielle Tye

Meet Danielle Tye…This is her 11th year volunteering with AFS! When people ask what her hobbies are, she always says “AFS.” Whether serving on the National Council, planning the National…

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Spotlight On: Paula McElroy

Meet Paula McElroy, of Silverwood Michigan. She’s a high school teacher, history buff, wife and parent who has made cultural exchange an essential part of her daily life. Since 2002,…

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Spotlight On: Bob Rushing

Meet Bob Rushing of Silverspring, Maryland. He’s a long-time AFSer who has worn numerous hats in the organization, from host brother to host dad to volunteer. Here is his AFS…

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Spotlight On: Ann Sweet

Meet Ann Sweet of Williamsville, New York.  Her energy for AFS is limitless.  She has hosted 16 AFS students, been a Support and Event Coordinator and sits on the Volunteer…

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Spotlight On: Rio Orticio

Rio Orticio knows first-hand what it is like to come to a different country to study. Because of his experiences as an international student, Rio is dedicated to ensuring that…

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Spotlight On: Rio Orticio

Rio Orticio knows first-hand what it is like to come to a different country to study. Because of his experiences as an international student, Rio is dedicated to ensuring that…

The Top AFS Welcome Signs!
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The Top AFS Welcome Signs!

Students from all over the world are arriving to the U.S. to meet their AFS Host Families. Over the years, host families have made such creative, sweet, and thoughtful signs…

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AFS Reel Life Finalist Announced

Kudos to the following 25 host families and their exchange students for advancing to the final round of the Reel Life contest (listed alphabetically by student’s first name): Bronislav T.…

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Uncovering the beauty of Pakistan

Exchange student Huda on uncovering the beauty of Pakistan Huda, an exchange student from Pakistan in the Carolinas this year, was selected by the US Department of State to attend…

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Holiday traditions around the world

Exploring holiday traditions around the world with AFS As your exchange students experienced their first American Christmas, we asked them to tell us about their typical holidays traditions around the…