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 Office, Overseas 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.
The Senior Living Foundation of the American Foreign Service will host its 7th Planning for Change Seminar on September 15, 2016. This half day event is designed to offer attendees the opportunity to learn about the steps necessary and services available to help them plan for the future. This year, the agenda includes discussions on: […]
AAFSW cordially invites you to join us on Saturday, September 24 at 6 p.m. for a unique Arabian cultural program at the King Abdullah Cultural Hall (KACH), followed by dinner at the Aldeerah restaurant. The KACH is a part of the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, and is a small museum with state of the art […]
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 […]
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 […]