AFS students to share with public

Plymouth High School AFS foreign exchange students will be sharing information about their home countries during the fourth in a series of presentations for the public.

The final presentation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 6 at Generations, 1500 Douglas Drive, Plymouth. Sara Martinez of Spain and Andres Ovalle of Chile will talk about their home countries, followed by time for questions and mingling.

The Plymouth High School AFS chapter is one of the most active in the state, hosting 42 students since 2008-09. AFS, a partnership of volunteer-based nonprofit organizations fostering intercultural engagement, named PHS one of its 100 Top Schools in 2012-13 and again in 2013-14, and co-coordinator Ann Weeden was one of four volunteers recognized for her work with the Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Program.

PHS is hosting 13 foreignexchange students this year, 11 of them through AFS. They represent the countries of Chile, Egypt, Italy, France, Norway, Germany, Dominican Republic, Russia, Japan, Spain and Turkey. There are representatives from all three sponsored AFS programs: Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Program for students from countries with significant Muslim populations; Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program for students from the countries of the former Soviet Union; and Congress Bundestag for students from Germany.

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