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Summer Academy on Intercultural Experience in Germany

Get to know international campus life, meet new people from all over the world, and qualify for a future career in cross-cultural work environments: Summer Academy on Intercultural Experience, Karlsruhe (Germany), July 17‒28, 2017In 2017, InterCultur (subsidiary of AFS Germany) and Karlshochschule International University will for the 8th time organise the Summer Academy on Intercultural Experience. Registration for this unique academic learning event is open.For the AFS network, the Summer Academy offers several unique possibilities:• AFS… Read the full article


Welcome Valentina

Hello everyone, I’m Valentina, the latest EFIL intern! I come from Italy and have had a pretty standard AFS experience: exchange in a tiny tiny village in the north of the USA, volunteering for AFS Italy from the moment I came back, participation in several national and international trainings and activities, an internship for the Communication Office of AFS Italy in Milan, numerous VSS participations. It was only a matter of time until I would… Read the full article


Partner News

In each edition of EFILife, we dedicate some space to partner news, including personnel changes as well as relevant events that have taken place over the past months. Therez Randquist of AFS Sweden has left the organisation. Eva Hörwing has been appointed as the new National Director. Eva has a Master in international business administration and was herself an exchange student in High School. Her strength is communication and marketing with the purpose of developing… Read the full article


Celebrating the New Year together

On 31 January the staff of EFIL, AFS Belgium Flanders, AFS Belgium Wallonia and, as special guests, AFS Netherlands, met to celebrate the start of the New Year together. This annual tradition – born out of the desire to strengthen the bond among neighbouring organisations – is now in its 9th edition. Each organisation hosts on a rotating basis and this year it was EFIL’s turn to welcome the other offices in Brussels, show them around and… Read the full article


AFS Norway recruiting EVS volunteers

AFS Norway is currently seeking two EVS-Volunteers for the duration of one year, starting August/September (we’re flexible on the starting date). The main task for the EVS volunteer will be volunteer development though arranging and developing trainings, activities and seminars. The EVS-volunteers will work together with the Volunteer Development Coordinator and ICL responsible. Accommodation, transport, language course and other practical arrangement will be taken care of. The EVS-volunteers will live in a host family in… Read the full article


Join the Conference ‘Unspoken sacre’ in Bari, Italy!

Fondazione Intercultura is organising the conference Unspoken sacre: the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue. The event will take place in Bari, Italy, on 31st March-2nd April 2017, and will gather high level speakers from all over the world. Why is sacre such a difficult topic to address in intercultural encounters, both between believers of different faiths and between believers and agnostics or atheists? The Conference will focus on religious culture, leaving aside any discussion on inter-religious dialogue. The… Read the full article