AFSers in Schools: The Impact of Student Exchange

AFSers in Schools: The Impact of Student Exchange

The AFS Exchange podcast features conversations with AFS-USA host families, students, volunteers, alumni, and educators to discuss how their lives have been impacted by AFS. All episodes can be found at!

In this episode, we hear how welcoming exchange students into classrooms can benefit entire school communities! AFS students in Indiana and Washington discuss their experiences as US high school students: activities they’ve been involved in, how things are different from home, and the positive impact of supportive teachers.

We also get the perspective of the teachers who work with these students. How have AFS students shared their culture and unique perspective in school, providing learning opportunities for their peers?

Guests: Medyen Jubran, Abbas Mortada, Mark Liepe, Brandi Asher (East Noble High School, Kendallville, IN);  Sai Charan Tharmani and Annie DeGroot (Rainier Beach High School, Seattle, WA)

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