AFS -USA International, Intercultural Opportunity to Work with HS Exchange Students & their families
AFS-Miss Tennky Area Volunteer Leadership Team
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AFS-USA Intercultural Programs is a leading international exchange program in the world. It has been successfully hosting and sending students and teachers on exchanges since 1947 to over ninety (90) partner countries.
The founding of AFS (The American Field Service), the ambulance drivers in WW I and WW II, was over 100 years ago. The Miss Tennky Area AFS Leadership Team placed over 40 foreign exchange students in the Miss Tennky Area AFS Team area for the 2017-18 school year. The students are from: Germany, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Panama, Norway, Japan, Chile, Spain, Austria, Thailand, Switzerland, Brazil, China, Belgium,Turkey, Dominion Republic, Senegal, Mali and France. They are spread throughout TN, MS, KY and Alabama. More host families for the future and volunteers to support those who are here now are needed by the Miss Tennky Area AFS Volunteer Leadership Team for the next school year. Many varied volunteer positions are available. The time you spend will depend on the time you have and wish to give. These are some examples: cluster chair, area chair, liaisons, interviewers, orientation organizers and workers, festival workers, school visitors, plus lunch and activity booth workers, treasurer, newsletter chair and writers, public speakers for community clubs and churches, public relations, sending chair and etc. There is online training for many of these positions.
Contact Becky Heywood, volunteer coordinator, at 615-473-4389 and AFSbecky@comcast.net, to discover which volunteer jobs would be perfect for you on the Miss Tennky Area AFS Team. One can register online at www.afsusa.org/volunteer-with-afs.
Becky Heywood also serves as the sending coordinator for students who wish to go as foreign exchange students to one of AFS-USA's 90 partner countries. There are summer, semester, year long and gap year program. They may be viewed at www.afsusa.org/stiudy-abroad. Many different types of scholarships are available and vary from year to year. Deadlines begin January 9th with Congress-Bundestag and FLEX. Other dates vary.
Contact Sandy Rich at 865-203-1228 if you are interested in hosting an AFSer. She is the Miss Tennky Area AFS Volunteer Leadership Support Team Development Specialist. The web sites are www.afsusa.org/host where you may put in your zip code to see the mini-bios who will need a family for 2018-19. Some school systems will accept students at semester, but not CMCSS. MNPS will accept second semester students. The local web site is http://afsusa.org/misstennky/. Students who are in need of hosting come with spending money, a wealth of interests and talents and are fully medically insured. You furnish the loving home, transportation and food.
About AFS-Miss Tennky Area Volunteer Leadership Team
2233 Roanoke RD, Clarksville, TN 37043, US
AFS-USA works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and interultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership
AFS has been sending teenagers, teachers and young adults abroad for more than 70 years with an exemplary record of safely, security, and service to students, parents, and eductors.
More than 13,000 students go on exchanges every year within the AFS Network, which includes AFS-USA and AFS Partners in more than 90 countries. Support is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a wekk by experienced staff and trained AFS Volunteers who live in the same communities as our students and teachers.
When the American Field Service ambulance drivers returned from volunteering in World War II, they founded AFS as a movement to promote understanding and peace through international student exchange. That mission is as meaningful today as it was back in 1947 when AFS began by exchanging 52 studens from 11 countries formerly at war. Yesterday's ambulance drivers can be compared to today's AFS Exchange Student-ambassadors with the mission of increasing understanding betweeen people, cultures, and countries.
Many of the AFSers who are being sent and those who come to the USA are scholarship students. Opportunities for going as an AFSer may be for a summer, semester, year long or gap year. To learn more about these programs contact www.afs.org/usa and/or call 1-800-AFS-INFO nationally or locally 931-378-7258.