California Central Coast Blog

  • Full Scholarships to Make Your Study Abroad Dreams a Reality

    AFS can help bring you to your destination of choice with these full, merit-based scholarships sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

  • Spotlight On: Christine McGarvey

    Christine, a volunteer in the Baltimore Team since 2012, shares her story!

  • 3 Commonly-Asked Questions About Hosting Exchange Students... Answered

    When people hear that our family hosts exchange students, we tend to get a lot of the same questions.

  • Paso Robles Family to Host Exchange Student from Italy

    The Dewhurst family of Paso Robles will be hosing Filippo Scavolini, an AFS exchange student from Italy.

  • Templeton Family to Host Student from The Netherlands

    The Wilson family of Templeton will be hosting Alies Knoppers from The Netherlands.

  • Cambria Family to Host Exchange Student from Turkey

    The San Luis Obispo Chapter of AFS is pleased to announce that the Dewey family of Cambria will be hosting Beyza Şahin from Turkey.

  • Valencia Family to Host Exchange Student from Mongolia

    The Tuncan family of Valencia will be hosting Munkh-Erdene Dashdondov, an AFS Intercultural Programs exchange student from Mongolia.

  • Arroyo Grande Family to Host Exchange Student from Spain

    The San Luis Obispo Chapter is pleased to announce that the Haughey family of Arroyo Grande will be hosting Pablo Alvarez Martinez from Spain.

  • Atascadero Family to Host Exchange Student from Liberia, West Africa

    The San Luis Obispo Chapter is pleased to announce that the O’Rourke family of Atascadero will be hosting exchange student Zlanwonseh Gayerom Liberia, West Africa.

  • Thousand Oaks Family to Host Tenth AFS Exchange Student

    Nicoline Runge from Denmark to arrive in August and attend Thousand Oaks High School

  • Exchange Student Participates in 
Washington, D.C. Workshop

    Valencia High School Junior from South Africa Michelle Hadebe participated in the Civic Education Workshop held March 24-29 in Washington, D.C.

  • Volunteer 
Recognized for Leadership, Long-Term Service

    Thousand Oaks AFS Intercultural Programs Volunteer 
Recognized for Leadership, Long-Term Service with Round-Trip Flight.

  • New Sponsored Programs Coordinator

    The California Central Coast Area Team of AFS Intercultural Programs Names Tracy O'Garro New Sponsored Programs Coordinator

  • Meet Our Newest Volunteer

    Justine Tuncan, a junior at Valencia High School, is our team's newest volunteer.

  • Say “Yes!” to Hosting: The Lounibos Family

    The AFS 2018 Reel Life Winners, The Lounibos Family, share their thoughts on how Lison, their host daughter, changed their lives!

  • What it’s Like to Host an Exchange Student

    Hosting an AFS Exchange Student opens your family to the world! We provide a glimpse into what it's like, answers to common questions, and what we do to support you.