From left, Oyku, Anna, Kit and Ice will share information about their home countries with the public Feb. 11.
Posted January 29, 2018
AFS foreign-exchange students at Plymouth High School again will share information about their home countries with the public.
Presentations will begin at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 at Generations, 1500 Douglas Drive, Plymouth. Presenting will be Oyku (Turkey), Anna (Hungary), Kit (Hong Kong), Ice (Thailand). Time for questions and mingling will follow the presentations.
PHS is hosting 10 students this year, from Austria, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Norway, Spain, and Turkey. Ice from Thailand is living in Cedar Grove but since there are no other AFS students in that area, the Plymouth chapter is including him in their events.
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.
The Plymouth chapter just marked the halfway point of the year with a Mid-Year Orientation for all World Class AFS students at Camp Y-Koda on Jan. 20-21. The Plymouth AFS Chapter hosted the event, with volunteers Clare Sedlacek, Ann Weeden, Pat Gafney and Tim Lemkuil. The students were fortunate to have Valisa Osmani, PHS 2017 grad and AFS/YES student from Kosovo, lead one of the sessions.
Mark your calendar: The final student presentations of 2017-18 are scheduled for Sunday, April 8.
• Visit the PHS AFS webpage.
• Explore the Innovative Opportunities section of our District Report Card to learn more about the unparalleled opportunities for international experiences available to our students.
• More information about all AFS scholarships can be found on the AFS-USA website.
AFS students gathered at Mid-Year Orientation at Camp Y-Koda.
From left, Kylie Oberdorf (NSLI-Y South Korea, 2010, Chilton), Nancy (YES, Egypt, Oshkosh North), Valisa (YES, Kosovo, PHS Class 2017) and Simen Mahnke (CBYX, Germany, PHS)
Ann Weeden is the Cluster Coordinator for all World Class Area Team Sponsored Program students. These are all scholarships that will pay the entire cost of the program. Part of their experience in the United States involves visits to places such as Chicago and the Wisconsin State Capitol and they are also required to perform a certain number of volunteer hours.
Sponsored programs are: