Get Involved in Western Iowa and Nebraska


Join a community to create a more just and peaceful world

Study Abroad

Explore your world for a year, semester, summer or two weeks

Host a Student

Welcome a high school exchange student into your home

The Midland West AFS community is a vibrant mix of returnees, host families, educators and others who believe in the power of intercultural learning.  Whether you have studied abroad or not, connecting with AFS locally brings the wide world to you.

Wondering how else you can get involved?

"I want to do something meaningful, but I don't have a lot of time."

No problem.  Pitch in for a few hours to:
• Interview prospective students and host families
• Mentor an applicant
• Help with a school presentation
• Accompany students on outings and orientations

"I want to connect with a student."

Provide friendship and support as a:
Liaison, the key contact for the student and host family
Temporary or emergency host family
Mentor for students going abroad

Interested in Getting Involved?

We welcome your time, your talents and your commitment to global understanding.  Complete a new volunteer inquiry form or contact-us or email Gayle Jordan at for more information.