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SDLSimme
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Any AFS People On This Site?

Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:54 pm

I guess the topic explains it all. Is there anyone here who has been involved with AFS (foreign exchange student organization) activities?

I was in Iowa, USA in '03-'04. I had a great time and now I do lots of things with AFS Sweden. It is a great way to learn to know new people and new cultures I think  Smile
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RE: Any AFS People On This Site?

Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:59 pm

I'm a member of Azerbaijani's For Sadomasochism.

Is that close enough?
 
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RE: Any AFS People On This Site?

Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:37 am



Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 1):
I'm a member of Azerbaijani's For Sadomasochism.

Well, I guess that would spell AFS, but I don't think it qualifies for the explanation I gave:

Quoting SDLSimme (Thread starter):
(foreign exchange student organization)

So unfortunately I don't think we would have much in common, but maybe there is some other people here who share your passion for sadomasochism. Just stay far away from me  Smile

To avoid replies like this one, maybe I should say that the AFS that I mean is American Field Service.
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RE: Any AFS People On This Site?

Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:55 am

Not AFS, but I spent a month in Aachen, Germany during my junior/senior year in high school when I was studying the language. Stayed with a host family and stuff like that. Always wished I could've studied abroad while I was in school.
 
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RE: Any AFS People On This Site?

Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:05 pm

Netherlands 02-03 from Ohio
 
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RE: Any AFS People On This Site?

Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:55 pm

Netherlands, June-August of '87. Had a blast, traveled pretty much the entire country via bus/ train/ bicycle, spent a lot of time in Amsterdam, visiting special 'bars" that had funny tasting brownies, and wondering what all the red lights were about. Unfortunately, I don't keep in touch with my host family or co-AFSers, but I treasure the time I spent there and the people I met along the way.

My family also hosted a student from Germany for a year in '85. We have visited his famliy in Bavaria on numerous occasions. We keep in touch every few weeks via email, and see each other every year or two.

All in all, AFS is a great program, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to open up their eyes to different perspectives, especially when growing up in the USA and traveling abroad.

Side note: Flew either a Royal Jordanian or El Al 742 from JFK-AMS, then an L1011 AMS-JFK (don't remember the airline - it was a long, long time ago) - that trip really started my fascination with aviation.
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RE: Any AFS People On This Site?

Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:45 am

I was in Austria in 2007 for a semester (6 month) program. I actually got a referral to AFS from a thread I posted on this site! Big grin
 
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RE: Any AFS People On This Site?

Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:11 am

to Bolivia from the US '02-3. Good times had by most.

Incidentally, I'm also a member of Assholes for a Free Syracuse. We advocate the forceful repatriation of that city to Canada.
 
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RE: Any AFS People On This Site?

Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:43 am

Germany June-july 2005

I was in Esslingen with my German class. We stayed with host families, went to their schools since they had kids around my age, and visited some places in Germany such as Munich and Berlin. I really had a blast not only visiting the country, but also improving my (already decent at the time) German with the help of my host dad at the exchange of helping his English (which was rather good).

Can't really say I kept in touch with them lately, but they have visited me in Detroit a while back.
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