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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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is as relevant in 2015 as it was directly after the two World Wars in the 20th century. Walter Oechsle's daughter, Tina Vasconcelles of Wellesley, is the treasurer of AFS' Wellesley chapter and a liaison to host family and exchange students from Germany. "It has been exciting to see kids from all over the world having as positive an experience as my dad had over 60 years ago," explains Tina of her decision to support the pro- gram. "My father's life changed fundamentally because of AFS. He had an extraordinary host family who helped him apply to colleges in the US, as well as with finances to attend Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Without AFS, my father would have been a toolmaker in Germany with little chance for the economic mobility that he earned through hard work after graduating from college and becoming a citi- zen of the United States." 115 s u m m e r 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e Julian Volken with his host mother Ria Stolle, host father Langdon Andrews, and host sisters Loren and Faith in their Wellesley home

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