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AFS students at PHS for the 2019-20 school year. Photo by Clare Sedlacek

AFS students to talk about Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain

Posted February 10, 2020

AFS foreign-exchange students attending Plymouth High School again will share information about their home countries with the public.

The next presentation will begin at 3:30 p.m. Sunday Feb. 16 (please note date change) at Generations, 1500 Douglas Drive, Plymouth. Emma Leone of Italy, Vika Revytsky of Portugal, Blanca Barrado Cervera of Spain, and Lina Fossen of Norway will speak about their homelands.

Mark your calendar: The final 2019-20 student presentations are scheduled for Sunday April 19.

PHS is hosting nine AFS students this year, from Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland; and also including two students attending Cedar Grove in activities. The Plymouth High School AFS chapter is one of the most active in the state, hosting 80 students from 37 different countries since 2012-13.

Organizers encourage local families to consider hosting an exchange student. “Don't wait to be asked to host,” said Plymouth chapter coordinator Ann Weeden. “I think some people just aren't aware how perfect of a family they would be.”

For more information about being a host or liaison family, please contact Pat Gafney at

Learn more:
• Visit the PHS AFS webpage.
• Explore the Innovative Opportunities section of our award-winning District Report Card to learn more about the unparalleled opportunities for international experiences available to our students.