AFS at Plymouth High School

The Plymouth High School AFS chapter is one of the most active in the state, hosting 85 students from 30 different countries since 2008-09. AFS, a partnership of volunteer-based nonprofit organizations fostering intercultural engagement, named PHS one of its 100 Top Schools in 2013, 2014 and 2015.


AFS students at PHS 2016-17

2016-17 AFS students at PHS

  • Abdulrahman Alrabia of Saudi Arabia, staying with host family Melinda and Bill McCreedy
  • Andrea Roncatt of Italy, staying with host family Stephanie and Matt Back
  • Aurora Bosia of Italy, staying with host family Diane and Patrick Gafney
  • Cedrik Schamberger of Germany, staying with host family Clare and Jim Sedlacek
  • Davis Dejus of Latvia, staying with host family Melinda and Bill McCreedy
  • Helena Gaisrucker of Austria, staying with host family Sandra and Chad Lutzke
  • Leander Leinen of Germany, staying with host family Ann and Lee Smith
  • Lovisa Brynjarsdottir of Iceland, staying with host family Julie and Keith Carbaugh
  • Matilde Baptista da Silva of Portugal, staying with host family Caren and Mark Johnson
  • Nazla Siregar of Indonesia, staying with host family Lori and Bruce Woelfel
  • Norika Higuchi of Japan, staying with host family Gail and Tayfun Ozbaki
  • Valisa Osmani of Kosovo, staying with host family Ann and Jon Weeden

We need you!

This is what an AFS year looks like

Be a host family: More than providing a bed and meals, AFS host families welcome a new member into their home, share their everyday lives, and grow as they get to know one another.

Be a liaison: Liaisons are volunteers identified as the primary contact for each host family and individual AFS participant for the duration of his or her program.

Be an AFS student: Spend a year studying abroad in one of more than 50 AFS countries.

Learn more: Contact Clare Sedlacek at


Countries represented by AFS students at PHS

2016-17: Austria, Germany, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Portugal, Saudi Arabia

2015-16: Argentina, Australia, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Jordan, Moldova, Spain, Turkey

2014-15: Chile, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Germany, Russia, Spain, Turkey

2013-14: Chile, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, Spain, Turkey

2012-13: Australia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Germany, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Spain, Yemen