AFS-Miss Tennky (AL) Area Volunteer Leadership Team Opportunities
AFS-Miss Tennky Area Volunteer Leadership Team
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AFS-USA is the leading exchange program in the world and has been successfully been hosting and sending students and teachers on exchanges for over 65 years to over 90 partner countries. Recently, the Miss Tennky Area AFS Leadership Team placed 40 foreign exchange students in the area for the 2013-14 school year. The students were from: France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, Thailand, Switzerland, Brazil, China, Chile, Norway, Spain, Austria, and Belgium. The new roster for 2014-15 is equally as impressive with many countries represented. Forty-six (46) are spread throughout MS, TN, AL and KY. The Alabama representative is Kahy Whitlock at AFSALabama@misstennky.org and 205-680-4390.
Contact Becky Heywood, volunteer coordinator, at AFSBecky@comcast.net or 615-473-4389 to discover which volunteer jobs would be perfect for you. Some of the tasks are interviewing, transporting, planning and holding orientations, writing articles for the newsletter, becoming a host, liaison, aunt/uncle, speaking to school classes, cvic organizations and church groups, returnee follow-up, fund raising, etc. One can register online at www.afsus.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 40 partner countries. There are summer, semester, year long and gap year program. They may be viewed at www.afs.org/going-abroad. Many different types of scholarships are available and vary from year to year. Costs, available type programs, eligible ages, scholarhsips, etc., may all be found at the above web site.
Contact the hosting committee at AFShostcommittee@misstennky.organd/or Sandy Rich at 865-617-0665 and Srich@afsusa.org if you are interested in hosting an AFSer for the next fall and wish to see the students' mini-bios, ask questions and see full applications, plus make an application. More students will be available for the second semester in November and December for 2015.
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.