Monday, June 22, 2009

AFS Exchange Student Jessica: Wombats and Kangaroos in Australia

Wow we’ve done heaps. Went to Bathurst, saw a wombat and a kangroo, went to Terrigal and Erina and met up with Johan and Eero, my exchange friends and had to say goodbye to them. What else. I also went to Lunar Park Friday night, and went to the Sydney Swans vs. Magpies in AFL last night at the Olympic Stadium. Read more.

AFS offers semester programs to Australia.

Friday, June 19, 2009

AFS Exchange Student Chevelle: Reflecting on her Spring Semester in Italy

During my time here in Italy I have crossed paths with many different people. In what feels like too short a time, our paths will take us all far from one-another. I fear that our paths may never cross again, but those I have walked with these five months have shared a very important experience with me. An experience I can never forget. An experience I do not want to forget. Read more.

AFS offers year, semester and summer programs to Italy.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

AFS Exchange Student Jennifer: Presentation on her Year in Denmark

From Jennifer's blog chronicling her AFS Year exchange to Denmark.

AFS offers year programs to Denmark.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

AFS Exchange Student Amy: Farm Stay in Iceland

My 1 week farm homestay. It was amazing. I was on a farm called Efri-Ey, and it is about a 30 minute drive from the nearest town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur (how´s that for a long name?!) which has 150 inhabitants. So basically it´s in the middle of nowhere. It is in the southeast of Iceland, and took about 5 hours by bus to get there. When I arrived in Kirkjubæjarklaustur, I was warmly welcomed by Maria (the German exchanger who I visited in Patreksfjörður during Easter... she moved to the farm 2 minutes down the road from Efri-Ey) and also by Sigrún, the daughter of the farm lady, and Andrea, Sigrún´s 17 year old daughter. Then I got to the farm and met Sara and Þórir, the owners of the farm. They are around 70 years old, and Þórir is ill so Sara does pretty much all of the work. The farm work was really fun. Read more.

AFS offers year programs to Iceland.

Friday, June 12, 2009

AFS Exchange Student Tahoma: Having 'The Most Amazing Trip of My Life' in Brazil

A little over a week ago I returned from one of the most amazing trips of my life. First of all I would like to say thank you so much, all of you that made it possible for me to do this, without your help it would never have been able to go.

The trip was 10 days in the Amazon with 56 other exchange students from all around the world. We spent three nights in hotels, the first night in the Tropical Hotel, a five star hotel and the best in the city of Manaus (the capital of the state of Amazonas), and the next two nights in a hotel two hours out of the city in the middle of the forest. Then We all boarded two boats (there was a third boat that was the restaurant boat) for the next 6 days on the river. Read more.

AFS offers year and semester programs to Brazil.