Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

My wife and I met Peter the Spring of 1996 at MIIS when he was volunteering for his annual AFS pre-departure orientation for area high school students and their parents. Our daughter was about to leave for her exchange year to Argentina and his "Green Banana" presentation reinforced the fact that the students' center of the world was about to change forever.

Our subsequent volunteer work with AFS was greatly influenced by Dr. Grothe and his many contribtutions to the AFS organization. We later learned that Peter was a volunteer with AFS for more than 30 years.

For the past 15 years I've had the privilege of helping Peter coordinate the annual pre-departure orientation. This last orientation we greatly missed the knowledge and large presence of this kind and generous man.

Peter, thanks for all you have done to make the world a better place.

Roy and Sharon Michaels,
AFS volunteers