New in Articles: Retirement Planning for Accompanying Spouses

Hui-chin Chen is a financial planner and co-owner of Pavlov Financial Planning. For the last ten years she has worked in the US, India, Taiwan, Mexico, and now in New Zealand, both independently and as a “trailing spouse.” She shares personal finance knowledge and financial planning topics for globally mobile professionals on her blog and has […]

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Curve Balls: Living with Transition & Loss in the Foreign Service: March 3

The Foreign Service lifestyle is full of unique opportunities and wonderful perks, that’s for sure. What we don’t often talk about, however, is the difficulty of the transitions and the underlying theme of loss that marks FS life. We say good-bye to best friends, miss holidays with family, endure scary health issues in unfamiliar health […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Party: Tuesday, March 10

Please join AAFSW and the Foreign-Born Spouses Group in your favorite green attire for a St. Patrick celebration, Tuesday, March 10 at 11.30 a.m. in the Washington, D.C. home of an AAFSW member. The celebration will include lunch: please bring a favorite dish to share. Contact the AAFSW office at office@aafsw.org  or 703-820-5420 for more […]

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Iberian Musical Performance: March 10

Iberian Mystics: The Confluence of Faiths AAFSW would like to invite a group of true music lovers to attend a unique performance by the Post Classical Ensemble (Spain/US) at the Kennedy Center Family Theater on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $30.00 per person. The Ensemble, an experimental orchestral laboratory, presents a U.S. […]

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Women’s History Month Program: March 17

We cordially invite you to participate in our seventh annual Women’s History Month panel entitled “The Increasing Role of Women in Diplomacy and the Arts.” This event will take place on Tuesday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Benjamin Franklin Reception Room at the Department of State. The program will feature […]

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Chet Nagle, Author and Foreign Affairs Expert, Will Speak on April 7

AAFSW members and guests are invited to a presentation by Chet Nagle on Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. The event will take place in the Capitol Room, at the Oakwood Apartments in Falls Church, Virginia (map). Mr. Nagle is an experienced analyst and commentator on foreign affairs, defense and national security matters, the Middle […]

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Non-Governmental Foreign Service Support Organizations

Thanks to AAFSW member Nicole Schaefer-McDaniel for her work in putting together this handy reference. The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) Non-profit organization that brings together, supports and advocates for Foreign Service family members and employees. Tagline: “Where the Foreign Service Becomes a Community.” Publications including Realities of Foreign Service Life, Foreign […]

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