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The AWCZ is a founding member of FAWCO, an international network of around 12,000 members in 64 clubs spanning 34 countries. This not-for-profit, UN-accredited organization promotes the interests of American citizens living abroad. FAWCO contributes to the global community through development grants, educational awards and support for disaster relief funds. As a member of the AWCZ, you are also a member of FAWCO.

FAWCO is an international federation of independent organization whose mission is to build strong support networks for its American and international membership; to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide; to advocate for the rights of U.S. citizens overseas; and to mobilize the skills of its membership in support of global initiatives for education, the environment, health and human rights. 

FAWCO serves as a resource and channel of information for its members, promotes the rights of U.S. citizens living overseas and contributes to the global community through philanthropy and global issues task forces.

A not-for-profit New York-based corporation, FAWCO is also a UN-accredited NGO with Special Consultative Status to the UN Economic and Social Council.

The philanthropic arm of FAWCO - The FAWCO Foundation - is an independent entity, which has donated more than $1,000,000 in educational awards and development grants since its inception in 1967.

FAWCO’s members and volunteers are motivated individuals who care about the world and want to make it a better place. FAWCO’s overarching goal is to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide, especially in the areas of human rights, health, education and the environment.


  • May 30, 2024 17:13 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • May 30, 2024 17:02 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Let's support our Target Program Sponsor and Register for the Free Webinars below. Share these dates with your club members now as we head into the School Vacation period. These sessions are not to be missed!

    Thank you for your continued support of our sponsors and we will see you there!

    Preparing for University Admissions in the US/UK/EU for International Families
    presented by LAUNCH Education Advisors
    Essential preparation for anyone thinking of university – especially the Classes of 2026 and 2027! Learn how student experiences vary in different countries, general financial expectations in each region, and the modern admissions requirements for international students. Your questions answered!
    This webinar is free to FAWCO members and there are two different times available:
    Tuesday, June 4, 11 am CET – Register here
    Thursday, June 6, 7 pm CET – Register here

    Presented by LAUNCH Education Advisors. LAUNCH is the FAWCO Target Program Sponsor.

    Kind regards,

  • April 18, 2023 19:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Continuing struggle to preserve US democracy – what you can do in 2023

    FAWCO’s US Voting Committee has pointed out that, although democracy triumphed in the 2022 US elections in general, the struggle to preserve it continues. For the foreseeable future, then, every election will be “the most important of our lifetimes”. Click here ( to find out more.

    While 2023 is an off year in terms of federal elections, there will be both some special federal elections and regularly scheduled state and local elections ( in, for example, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Overseas voters who intend to return to the USA at some point can take part in the latter. (Do remember that checking the “intend to return” box when registering makes an overseas voter liable for state and local taxes – if any.) If you intend to return, register and request a ballot as soon as possible in order to meet state requirements for voting in 2023. If you check the box that says “return is uncertain,” register anyway, in case of a special election, and to ensure you stay registered with local officials.

    Register to vote through the US Vote Foundation ( or the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP To find out what elections are scheduled for 2023, see Wikipedia (  or go to the US Vote Foundation (, scroll down the homepage to “When’s My Next Election,” select your state and start clicking.  

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Our mission is to foster social exchange and support within the English-speaking community of Zurich and to help our members feel at home in this beautiful city. 

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