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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Please Take Our Survey on Access to FS Information!

As announced last month, AAFSW recently received a grant from the Una Chapman Cox Foundation for a project that will help individuals and families within the Foreign Service community (including retired, divorced and widowed community members) access information related to FS life with greater ease. In developing this project, we thought it would be best […]

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Tales from a Small Planet Seeks Volunteers

AAFSW is happy to share this appeal from our friends at Tales from a Small Planet. For further information contact: volunteer@talesmag.com Tales from a Small Planet, the first comprehensive web resource for expats, is seeking new volunteers to take it the next step. Critical positions to be filled include Executive Director, Social Media Director, and […]

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Nominees Sought: SOSA, CCE-EFM, Tragen Awards

Seeking Outstanding Volunteers Abroad for SOSA’s 25th Anniversary The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) annually presents the Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA) to recognize the most exceptional volunteer efforts by Foreign Service employees and family members abroad. During its 25-year history, the program has honored more than 100 awardees […]

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