Tag: AFS

From Egypt to Sitka, in search of the Northern Lights

Sitka hosts several students every year through the AFS program. One of them is 17-year-old Omar Kamal Ali, an exchange student from Egypt. Omar sat down with his local liaison Peter Apathy to talk about his home thousands of miles away and the one’s he’s fostering here in Sitka. Read More

On exchange: AFS students tell their stories

What is it like to lose a loved one to a bombing? Or to leave the Gaza Strip for the first time? How about harboring a major crush on a British pop band in Indonesia or reckoning American stereotypes about your home country Tanzania? Four exchange students wrote personal essays about that for Raven Radio this year. Read More
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