Poland meets Iceland is a very unique project between two AFS Partners:  AFS Poland and AFS Iceland. Is dedicated to strengthen relationships between our countries, fight against prejudices  and promote Poland as a destination for AFS student from Iceland.

We selected two brave ambassadors of our countries and we sent them on a very important mission. Mikołaj’s task is to present the Polish culture among Icelanders, promote our country, show how we are in everyday life. Julius spends his year in Poland, in a Polish family and goes to a Polish school.

Below you can read their stories. I assure you that you will not find anything more interesting  on the Internet today!

This project is entirely funded by AFS Iceland. Thank you and deeply believe that this is the first, but perhaps the most important step, on the road to building a strong partnership between our countries, not only within the AFs program, but far far beyond …

Hi Icelanders!

In Iceland, the biggest minority is constituted by Poles. What do you know about our culture, origin and country? The easiest way to understand all of this is spending your exchange year in Poland! Polish families are close together and they’ll do the best to make you feel like at home. Your new Polish friends will keep you company and show around the city. Polish teens tend to spend their time in different cafes: small, vintage, modern and very unusual. They often go out for the weekends or take short trips to multiple lakes, mountain ranges or different cities. Sometimes they also just watch Netflix for the whole day…

Mikołaj Końko (Year Program to Iceland 2017/2018)

Few reasons to choose Poland for your exchange program with AFS
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Thanks to AFS Iceland six polish volunteers could participate in Volunteer Summer Summit in Iceland. 

Volunteer Summer Summit in Iceland 2017

We would like to sincerely thank you for giving us the opportunity to take part in VSS in Iceland. It wasn’t only a great adventure full of amazing moments, but also a chance to get to know Iceland, its incredible landscapes, inhabitants and culture. We are happy, that we could be part of the biggest and most important for AFS volunteers event of the year. Thanks to that we were able to get to know a lot of amazing people- AFS volunteers- from all-over the world, with whom we could share experiences and knowledge  about AFS and how it works in their countries. All the workshops gave us something to think about.

Full letter to AFS Iceland

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Polish and Icelandic Volunteers meets together

Volunteers exchange

AFS Poland, along with AFS Iceland, Serbia and Denmark is applying for an Erasmus+ project, a so called Chapter Exchange. 40 people from these 4 countries are gathering in July 2018 in Serbia and in March 2019 to share best practices, experiences and discuss the topic of radicalism and othering in regards to the post-migration period Europe is going through these days.

As active European citizens, AFS volunteers work towards creating a more just and peaceful world. As we all know, it is the duty of active citizens to be valuable parts of society and promote the idea of acceptance and tolerance. Having these four countries present on this project, we wish to bring together a broad range of experiences with migration and tackle this issue through engaging people in discussion and action.