AFS at Plymouth High School

The Plymouth High School AFS chapter is one of the most active in the state, hosting 102 students from 44 different countries since 2012-13.

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Meet our 2022-23 AFS students!

  • Jamila Becker from Germany
  • Ines Casade San Jose from Spain
  • Filip Kacenga from Slovakia
  • Zenab Khatib from Israel
  • Sand Lalawi from Israel
  • Elea Mehmetau from Switzerland
  • Jihyun Na from South Korea
  • Planas Aquiso Mateo from Spain
  • Blagica Sivakova from Macedonia
  • Elli Van Capellen from Greece

Learn more about them!

The students will give presentations about their home countries at Generations, 1500 Douglas Drive, Plymouth.
3:30pm Sunday Nov. 6: Slovakia, Greece, North Macedonia, Italy
3:30pm Sunday Feb. 5: Germany, Israel
3:30pm Sunday April 23 Switzerland, Spain, France, South Korea

We need you!

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 Pat Gafney at

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Countries represented by AFS students at PHS

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