Greater Puget Sound 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.

  • Happy Mother's Day, Lisa, from Fanny

    Stefania, from Indonesia, wishes her host mom, Lisa, a Happy Mother's Day!

  • Happy Mother's Day, Rebecca, from Johannes!

    Happy Mother's Day wishes to host mom Rebecca, from Johannes from Germany

  • Volunteer Appreciation Month: Rachael (Newer Volunteer)

    Volunteer Appreciation Month

  • Volunteer Appreciation Month: Kodee (Returnee Volunteer)

    Volunteer Appreciation Month: Recognizing a Returnee Volunteer, Kodee

  • Volunteer Appreciation Month: Featuring Heidi (Longtime Volunteer)

    April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! Heidi has been one of our longtime volunteers...

  • Featured Returnee Social Media Takover: Jaime Cantwell

    Featuring a GPS Returnee, Jaime Cantwell, and her experience in China on a NSLI-Y Scholarship Summer 2016

  • My study abroad story: People welcomed me with an open heart

    Aqsa shares her first impressions of being accepted in the Pacific Northwest as an AFS Exchange Student.

  • GPS Returnee Emily Mock: Expanding Global Network and AFS Family

    One of the most unexpected results of my year abroad was how far my global network has spread from befriending other exchange students through AFS.

  • GPS Returnee Emily: Activities in Thailand

    Transitioning from the high-demand life of an American high school student, to the laid-back lifestyle of Thailand was a big change.

  • GPS Returnee Emily Mock: School

    Today I’m sharing about my school in Thailand, Rong Reiyan Srisawatwittayakarn Nan…

  • This Weeks Featured GPS Returnee: Emily Mock

    GPS Returnee Emily Mock will be featured on our blog this week. Meet Emily, who went to Thailand on a YES Scholarship, and check back for more stories throughout this week!

  • AFS-USA Volunteer nominated for 2012 Galatti Award

    September 14, 2012 -- Nancy Henderson of the Greater Puget Sound Team will be AFS-USA's 2012 Galatti Nominee.