Announcing National Re-Entry Orientation Webinars

Announcing National Re-Entry Orientation Webinars

Now that the majority of US students have returned home, we are writing to announce updated Re-Entry Orientation Webinar content on MyAFS Help and Learning, located HERE.

Additionally, beginning Wednesday April 15th, National Re-entry Orientation Webinars will also be offered every Wednesday for a total of 4 weeks.

The National Re-entry Orientation Webinar is designed to offer Returnees, whose program were cut short due to Covid-19, an opportunity to reflect on their overall experience, and how they’ve grown and changed as a result of going abroad. The content features a facilitated Q&A session with an AFS Young Ambassador as well as a short video interview with Dr. Michael Leidecker (former AFS Staff and current AFS Mental Health Consultant), discussing ways to help navigate the extra layer of ambiguity and uncertainty Covid-19 adds to the re-adjustment process.

Area teams are encouraged to offer this content locally to Returnees if possible, substituting their local Returnees for the Young Ambassador Q&A session.

For those teams who are unable to offer a local webinar, or whose students are not able to attend as scheduled, please use the respective links below to register your Returnees or share the link with them to enter their information directly.

Available dates:

April 15th from 6-7:30pm EST: Register HERE

April 22nd from 7-8:30pm EST: Register HERE

April 29th from 8-9:30pm EST: Register HERE

May 6th from 9-10:30pm EST: Register HERE

Name, email address, and Area Team will be requested on the registration form.  Once registered, they will receive a confirmation email with the link to join and a handout to review before the webinar. To avoid any delays when joining the webinar, Returnees must click the link in advance to download the zoom app prior to the webinar start time.

For your convenience, these dates and registration links can also be found on the National Webinar Calendar HERE.

Please direct related questions to

Thank you,

International Education and Participant Learning Teams