Event Recap: Tour of Mexican Cultural Institute

On Tuesday, November 10 AAFSW members and friends of AAFSW (including the Ambassador from Guinea, and diplomats and guests from 14 different countries) enjoyed a private tour of the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC.  The Mexican Cultural Institute is housed in a historic building on 16th St, NW and served as the Mexican Embassy…

Interview with Ambika Anand Prokop, Author of Greenfeet Guides

Interview with Ambika Anand Prokop, Author of Greenfeet Guides

AAFSW’s content manager interviewed Ambika Anand Prokop, Founder and Author of Greenfeet Guides, world adventure books for kids (also EFM, Dubai, Singapore, Chennai, now DC). Read the interview below!   AAFSW: When did you decided to start a book/guide series yourself? Ambika: The idea for Greenfeet Guides started in 2013 while I was exploring the Temple…

AAFSW’s Wellness Series: Holiday-Proof Your Health

Monday, Nov. 22 Noon to 1:30 Eastern time, on Zoom (bring your lunch!) $15 ($10 for paid members), all funds go to AAFSW   With all the special foods, family gatherings, and extra obligations, is it even possible to manage stress, get enough exercise, and avoid packing on excess pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s,…

Announcing the 2021 Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 18 for the SOSA, Tragen, CCE-EFM and Dorman Awards

  The Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA) will be presented by AAFSW on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 10:30 to noon along with the Champions of Career Enhancement for EFMs (CCE-EFM) and Lesley Dorman Awards. DACOR, an association of foreign affairs professionals, will present the 2021 Eleanor Dodson Tragen Award. Find out…

FBS Outing to the Carlyle

FBS Outing to the Carlyle

The AAFSW Foreign-born spouses group organized the first in-person tour after the pandemic.  Special thanks to all 16 EFMs that participated in visiting the Carlyle, a historic mansion in Old town Alexandria. During the outing, we learned about the Carlyle family and their traditions. Followed we took the city trolley that took us to Via…