AFS at Plymouth High School


The Plymouth High School AFS chapter is one of the most active in the state, hosting 51 students since 2008-09. AFS, a partnership of volunteer-based nonprofit organizations fostering intercultural engagement, named PHS one of its 100 Top Schools in 2013 and again in 2014.

How you can get involved

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.

2014-15 AFS students

Plymouth High School currently is host to 9 AFS students. We have representatives from all three sponsored AFS programs: Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Program for students from countries with significant Muslim populations; Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program for students from the countries of the former Soviet Union; and Congress-Bundestag for students from Germany.

2014-15 AFS students at PHS

Anna Papova of Russia
Host family Ann and Jon Weeden

Antonio Cambise of Italy
Welcome family Lori and Jeff Petrie

Beyza (Melis) Saglik of Turkey
Host family Melinda and Bill McCreedy

Carolina Amigo Palacios of Chile
Host family Janeen and Butch Cain

Emilie Pederson of Denmark
Host family Clare and Jim Sedlacek

Leon Gehri of Germany
Host family Cathy and Steve Eggert

Mathilde Smenes of Norway
Host family Christal and Mike Mulder

Rieke Ohlsen of Germany
with host family Kevin Schuldt and Theresa Antonioni

Tomas Casado San José of Spain
Host family Diane and Pat Gafney

News archive

PHS hosting 9 AFS students (Aug. 25, 2014)

AFS honors PHS chapter (June 23, 2014)

AFS students to share with public (March 17, 2014)

AFS student to give talk about tsunami (March 3, 2014)

More AFS students to talk about countries (December 23, 2013)

AFS students to talk about countries (October 21, 2013)

AFS student returns to PHS after 25 years (August 26, 2013)

AFS honors PHS chapter, coordinator (June 3, 2013)

PHS student chosen for U.S.-Germany exchange (July 16, 2012)

Countries represented

2014-15
Chile
Denmark
Italy
Norway
Germany
Russia
Spain
Turkey

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

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