AAFSW at a Glance


The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) was established in 1960 and is the oldest non­-governmental organization supporting the American diplomatic community.

AAFSW is a primary advocate and serves as a support network for family members of Foreign Service employees. AAFSW advocacy was responsible for the creation of the Family Liaison OfficeOverseas Briefing Center, and the Foreign Service Youth Foundation.

AAFSW membership extends to all of the foreign affairs agencies. We participate in the Inter­Agency Roundtable (quarterly information ­sharing events for family member support offices from all foreign affairs agencies) and the Foreign Affairs Council (a forum for non­-governmental organizations related to the Foreign Service.

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AAFSW’s 2016 Merit Scholarship Winners

AAFSW is pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 Merit Scholarships. The AAFSW College Merit Scholarship ($2,000) was awarded to Miranda Walls, daughter of William Walls and Melissa Nuwaysir. Miranda Walls is a rising junior at James Madison University and majoring in Economics with a minor in Middle Eastern Communities and Migrations. While at […]

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FSYF Awards Ceremony 2016

The recipients of this year’s AAFSW Merit Scholarships were honored at the 2016 Youth Awards Ceremony of the Foreign Service Youth Foundation (FSYF), on July 8 at the State Department’s George C. Marshall Auditorium. Winners of the FSYF Art Contest, Essay Contest, and KidVid Contest were recognized during the ceremony. The winning artwork was displayed […]

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