July 3, 2017

 Happy people, with cultural awareness, is how Diana explains her adventure with the PEACE Program to Indonesia!

You can read up on her reflections before and after the program here.

Pre-departure: life before going on the exchange

"Preparing to go to Indonesia was an exciting process. Not only because this will be my first time visiting the country but because it will mean the start of a new programme. Being part of this unique project is an honour and I would like to make it a success.

It is a bit...

July 3, 2017

Hello everyone!

Today I just arrived in Tokyo and was welcomed by Tarek, a German intern at the AFS office in Japan.

On our way to my host family we visited Meiji Jingu shrine, what a way to start this week! It was so beautiful.

As for the coming days I am looking forward to getting to know the culture of Japan, get to know Japanese schools and their school system and Japanese food of course. I am very excited to be staying with a host family and to see how a Japanese family lives.

I am looking forw...

June 28, 2017

Torsten representing AFS Germany is currently in the Philippines for the PEACE project. He has been paired up with Janica from AFS Philippines. Together they explore Global Citizenship in the Philippines and Germany. Here is the first blog post we received from Torsten:

Good morning from the Philippines!

Today we start into our first official day of the study visit. I am super excited to meet with schools, NGOs, the German Embassy and of course the staff of AFS Philippines.

You probably wonder what...

June 28, 2017

Gilda from Italy and Anne from Austria are currently in Malaysia for the PEACE project. They have been paired up with Farah and Sophie from AFS Malaysia. Together they will visit chapters and schools and talk about Global Citizenship. Here is what they are writing about their experience:

After our long flights from Bologna (For Gilda) and Vienna (for Anne) to Kuala Lumpur we have been warmly welcomed by Farah and Sophie, our partners from AFS Malaysia.

We both spent the last weeks before departure...

June 28, 2017

AFS Indonesia is currently hosting Diana from Hungary. She has been paired up with Sari, who has sent us her first impressions of her hosting experience. She has been planning the visit of Diana for the past month. Here is her perspective on the country visit in Indonesia:

Jakarta, 15 June 2017.

What an anticipation! Hosting is not my cup of tea. I did not know what to expect, or how I should arrange the country visit of my lovely partner, Diana from Hungary.  We’ve been exchanging emails for abou...

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