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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Invitation to the Twin Oaks Estate: May 7

Afternoon Tea and Tour of the Mansion Saturday, May 7 at 2:00 p.m. Dear Friends, We have a special invitation from Mr. Lyushun Shen, Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States, and Mrs. Christine Shen, to an Afternoon Tea Mother’s Day celebration in one of the most beautiful landmarks in Washington, […]

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May 17 Program on Ukraine

AAFSW cordially invites you to a unique opportunity to become acquainted with the current and historic challenges and opportunities faced by Ukraine. Our distinguished speaker will be His Excellency Ambassador Valeriy Chaly, Ukraine’s representative to the United States. This interesting and informative program will take place on Tuesday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. in the […]

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Best Practices for Updating Your Resume

When you haven’t thought about your resume in a while, it can be tough to update it. You may feel out of touch with new formats and wonder exactly what you should include. This can be complicated by not knowing exactly which direction you are going next in your career. Regardless of whether you have […]

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Guided Tour of the Renwick Gallery on May 3

 AAFSW members and friends are invited to join a guided tour of the Renwick Gallery’s unique new exhibition, “Wonder,” on Tuesday, May 3 at 11:00. Part of this exhibition will close on May 8, so don’t miss this opportunity! The Renwick is located at Pennsylvania Avenue & 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. RSVP to […]

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