AAFSW Facebook Groups

AAFSW sponsors several Facebook groups to facilitate networking, support, and information exchange among members of the Foreign Service community. All AAFSW groups are closed to the public and actively moderated, with strict privacy guidelines.

All of our other groups are open to the entire Foreign Service community. Please see each group’s listing for membership guidelines and contact information.

AAFSW Foreign-Born Spouses
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWForeignBornSpouses

Closed, moderated group open to all foreign-born spouses of Foreign Service community members.

Are you a foreign-born spouse or partner in the US Foreign Service community? Whether you’re from Chile, Chad or China, you’re not alone. You’ll find friendship, understanding and support in our FBS Group, along with useful information and fun events. If you are overseas, please use this group to network with us. If you are a member of our DC-based Foreign-Born spouses group (http://www.aafsw.org/global-activities/dc-area-activities/foreign-born-spouses), look for local activities to be posted on the group.

To join this group click “Join Group” and message one of the group admins stating your affiliation with the Foreign Service. Or, send your information to fbsfacebook@aafsw.org.

EFM Business Owners
Facebook.com/groups/efmbusinessowners

Closed, moderated group open to all spouses/partners of Foreign Service employees.

Self-employed Eligible Family Members (EFMs), post your ideas, questions and advice here! Business owners, freelancers, contractors, anyone who works independently or “outside the box” and who is a member of the U.S. diplomatic community is welcome.

To join, click “Join Group” and message one of the group admins telling us your affiliation with the Foreign Service. Or, email efmbusiness@aafsw.org with your information.

AAFSW Playgroup
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWPlaygroup

Closed, moderated group open to all members of the Foreign Service community.

For past, current, and future AAFSW playgroup (aafsw.org/global-activities/dc-area-
activities/washington-dc-playgroup
) members.

To join this group click “Join Group” and message one of the group admins stating your affiliation with the Foreign Service. Or, send your information to playgroup@aafsw.org.

AAFSW Special Needs Families
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWSpecialNeedsFamilies

Closed, moderated group open to all members of the Foreign Service community.

For FS families to share information, stories and ideas about educating a child with special needs overseas while serving with the U.S. Government under [diplomatic] Chief of Mission [Ambassador] authority. This includes those children living (or moving) overseas or returning to the U.S. who qualify for the special education allowance or special education in U.S. public schools. This includes learning disabilities and developmental delays.

To join this group click “Join Group” and message one of the group admins stating your affiliation with the Foreign Service. Or, send your information to specialneeds@aafsw.org.

AAFSW Boarding School Parents
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWBoardingSchoolParents/

Closed, moderated group open to all members of the Foreign Service community.

For FS families to share information, stories and ideas about educating a child in boarding school while serving with the U.S. Government under [diplomatic] Chief of Mission [Ambassador] authority.

To join this group click “Join Group” and message one of the group admins stating your affiliation with the Foreign Service. Or, send your information to boarding@aafsw.org.

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