2020 SOSA Winners and Honorable Mention Awardees

AAFSW’s is celebrating its 60th Anniversary: 1960-2020

Letter from the 2016-2020 AAFSW President Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, PhD — July 2020 

 

AAFSW, a State Department Employee Organization, 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.

 

2019 AAFSW AWARDS - SOSA
2019 AAFSW Awards -- SOSA
2019 AAFSW Awards -- SOSA
Our Awards -- SOSA 2018
SOSA 2018 SOSA 2018
SOSA 2018 SOSA 2018
SOSA 2017
SOSA 2016
Our Programs
AAFSW Glamour & Diplomacy 2019
AAFSW's Advocacy History
SPRING 2020 AAFSW Virtual Board Meetings via Zoom
AAFSW Honorary President Susan Pompeo & President Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen
Foreign Affairs Council (FAC)
Our Scholarships
2017 FSYF Youth Awards, AAFSW Merit Scholarship Awards, AFSA Merit Awards
2019 Youth Awards: FSYF, AAFSW, AFSA Presidents
2019 AAFSW Merit and Twice Exceptional Merit Scholarships
Our Ambassador Speaker Series
Realities of Foreign Service Life
Supporting Foreign Service Evacuees and their Families
Our BookRoom
Our Art & BookFair
59th AAFSW Art & Book Fair in 2019
Our Many Art & BookFair AAFSW Volunteers
Art & BookFair 2018 Volunteers
Honoring Our Community
Honoring The Fallen Family Members
AAFSW Volunteers
AAFSW Volunteer Annual Appreciation
AAFSW Foreign Born Spouses Group (AAFSW-FBS)
Our Fundraising & Family Crisis Fund: Supporting our Families/Spouses in Transiton
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Our Scholarships

For High School Seniors and Current College Students The following AAFSW scholarships are available, with application deadlines in early April. Application forms are available early in the application year and will be announced in our Global Link newsletter, and on our website and Facebook page. AAFSW High School/Gap Year Merit Scholarship This $2,000 scholarship recognizes […]

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Realities of Foreign Service Life

Mention a diplomatic career and most people imagine high-level meetings, formal dress and cocktail parties. Few stop to think that behind the occasional glitter of official functions are thousands of families facing all the routines and crises of life, far from home, relatives, and friends, in unfamiliar and sometimes unfriendly countries. The Realities series (Volumes […]

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Learn More About AAFSW

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 support network for family members of Foreign Service employees. AAFSW advocacy was responsible for the creation of the Family Liaison Office, Overseas Briefing Center, and the Foreign Service Youth […]

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AAFSW’s “Livelines” Yahoo Group

10 Ways to Make it Work for You Did you know that AAFSW was a pioneer in Foreign Service social media? Our Yahoo Group, “Livelines,” was founded in 1998 (!) and quickly became a resource for EFMs and employees posted all over the world. Though many today have turned to Facebook—where we another AAFSW members-only […]

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