This is the original text, written before the Coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) crisis. Please refer to the texts below for actual information about the General Assembly.

Dear AFS members, volunteers, host & sending families and friends,

AFS Switzerland will hold its General Assembly on April 4, 2020, in Aarau. You are warmly invited to join and contribute. There are different activities, the formal GA will be from 14.00-16.30 at the Pestalozzi Schulhaus in Aarau.

I am excited to announce that Prof. Dr. Nils Melzer, one of only three dozen Special Rapporteurs to the United Nations (his main topic is Torture), will talk to us about his amazing career from his exchange year in the USA to today.

Our alumni will also get a chance to meet and reminisce about their exchange with other returnees, and we warmly recommend that you stay for Dinner, in order to have plenty of time to get together with old AFS friends, meet new ones and exchange your unforgettable AFS stories.

The Board’s Finance Session will be held as usual before the GA.

As always, our annual General Assembly presents good opportunities to get together with old AFS friends, to meet new ones and to keep in touch with the goings-on of our organization.


10:00 – 12:00     Chapter Chairpersons‘ Meeting
12:00 – 13:00     Finance Session with Members of the Board
13:00 – 13:55     Welcome and Registration
14:00 – 16:30     Formal General Assembly
17:00 – 18:30     Aperitif
18:30 –                Dinner

The GA background papers will be emailed to you upon registration. Should you be unable to attend the GA, they can be sent to you on request.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at the GA and the dinner, and thank the Chapter Aarau Olten for their hospitality.

On behalf of the National Board,

Suzanne Weigelt, Chair of the Board AFS Switzerland

Coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) update

Update bezüglich der Generalversammlung 2020:

Der Vorstand von AFS Interkulturelle Programme Schweiz hat beschlossen, die auf den 4. April 2020 geplante GV auf später im Jahr zu verschieben. Wir legen das Datum fest, nachdem die diversen Restriktionen während der Corona-Viruskrise wieder aufgehoben werden. AFS informiert euch alle rechtzeitig über das Datum und die Form, in welcher die GA durchgeführt werden wird.
Wir danken für euer Verständnis in dieser ausserordentlichen Situation.
Suzanne Weigelt, Präsidentin von AFS Schweiz