AFS Scholar Korea-bound for a Cultural Exchange Program

February 22, 2011

Yamie (standing-L) with fellow AFSers (Gemmalyn, Adisa and Marlon).
Yamie (standing-L) with fellow AFSers (Gemmalyn, Adisa and Marlon).
Yamie Fiestada, with 3 other model deaf students of De la Salle University – College of St. Benilde (DLSU-CSB), will soon fly to South Korea for a cultural exchange program. Sponsored by the Korean Employment Agency for the Disabled (KEAD), this will run from February 13-18, 2011, at the Ilsan Vocational Competency Development Center (IVCDC). CSB’s School for Deaf Education and Applied Studies (SDEAS) will field four deaf young people, 1 deaf adviser and 2 hearing Faculty Chaperons to complete their 6-man team.

Yamie is among the 11 PWD exchange students sent under the American Field Service-Youth Exchange Scholarship (AFS-YES) and has since showed exemplary academic and social skills. Those and her positive outlook probably qualified her to be considered as one of DLSU-CSB’s model students and a capable young cultural ambassador for the country.

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One Response to “AFS Scholar Korea-bound for a Cultural Exchange Program”

  1. Md. Rashedujjaman Chowdhury on April 12th, 2011 9:23 pm

    What is AFS? Who can apply for?

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