The AAFSW Foreign Born Spouses Group is a close-knit group of members from far and wide, from various cultures and countries.
The group usually meets at a member’s home for pot luck brunch or lunch. The group usually invites a speaker from the Washington area to talk about topics of interest to the members, as well as to get reacquainted with members who have been assigned back to Washington, those who are between assignments, on home leave, to welcome new members, and the spouses of recent graduates of A 100.
The group welcomes both male and female spouses. The members are of various ages. They are spouses of those who have retired from the Foreign Service to the newly hired.
The organization is also a wonderful resource, especially for the foreign-born spouse living in the greater Washington, D.C., area for the first time. Best of all, it provides members with an opportunity to meet other spouses who are in similar situation. Some members say that attending the FBS Group meetings gives them that wonderful feeling of being overseas once again!
Despite the pandemic situation the Foreign-Born Spouses group continued to be very active. Adapting to new challenges, the group is now meeting on zoom in order to be close to members and future members around the globe. We were able to celebrate via zoom Hispanic Heritage month last October, the Lunar New year, we hosted a Taichi class, EFM employment panel, and more. We also host Meet & Greet sessions the first week of each month, either a coffee morning or an evening cocktail hour, via zoom. In the past events, we have had participants joining us from the stateside as well as from overseas.
You are welcome to join us anytime. For more information, please contact us via the form below or find us via the AAFSW FBS