AFS is a multicultural club looking for world peace, one friendship at a time. We have fun activities throughout the year. Students can join throughout the year and participate as much as they can. Most importantly, AFS is an international exchange program. You can host a student for a semester or a year. The extensive questionnaires seek to match students with families for a truly enriching experience. AFS also offers scholarships for American students looking to study abroad.

AFS Events
  • Kick-off dinner
  • Lock In - We will host a lock in where we invite area exchange students to come to LHS on a Friday night and everyone sleeps in the high school. That Saturday, we will head downtown to eat, shop, and explore!
  • Various opportunities for exploring world cultures throughout the year

How to Join AFS

Everyone is welcome! Please check out our club...

Forms to join are in Ms. Patrick's room (105). The $5 membership fee offsets the price of our activities.

Meet the Club Sponsor

HI! My name is Svea Patrick and I have been the AFS club sponsor for 9 years. I was an exchange student in high school and it was the most rewarding time I had in high school. My French skills skyrocketed. I made life-long friendships. I gained a whole new family across the ocean. The experience has stayed with me more than any sport or dance from my four years in high school. My family also hosted students from Germany and France. I gained three new sisters in that time. Seeing my surroundings through the eyes of a foreign student also gave me a new perspective and appreciation for my surroundings. I love sponsoring AFS because I get to see friendships being made and I get to see students' eyes open to new perspectives. And you know what? It's just plain, no pressure, fun.

For more information, please email Svea Patrick at or 630.493.8373

AFS Sponsor

Svea Patrick

English Teacher
Lisle High School