The Plymouth AFS chapter is one of the oldest and most active in the state, dating to 1949 (when PHS hosted students from Germany and Japan).
The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study Program provides scholarships for secondary school students from countries with significant Muslim populations.
International Student Exchange & participants live with a volunteer host family and attend their local high school.
PHS students are able to spend part of the summer learning and exploring in a foreign country, thanks to Council on International Educational Exchange Global Navigator Scholarships administered by the U.S. Department of State.
We need you!
Be a host family:
More than providing a bed and meals, 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.
Contact Pat Gafney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Countries represented by visiting students
2022-23: Germany, Greece, Israel, Macedonia, Spain, Slovakia, South Korea, Switzerland
2021-22: Bulgaria, Chile, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Moldova, Norway, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Suriname, and Sweden
2019-20: Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
2018-19: Albania, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain
2017-18: Austria, Dominican Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Norway, Spain, Turkey
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