Important Outbound and Inbound Orientation Updates

Important Outbound and Inbound Orientation Updates

Staff and volunteers have been hard at work over the past cycle updating various documents, presentations, and resources to reflect programmatic changes brought on by COVID 19 and exciting new developments in the realm of intercultural learning and orientations within the AFS Network.

Over 50 volunteers attended the Orientation Coordinator Training Webinar on June 7, led by Orientation Advisory Group Co-Chair, Damian Pisanelli, and featuring staff from Sponsored Programs, Travel and Logistics, and Intercultural Education. We encourage all volunteers, especially those involved in planning and running orientations, to view the webinar recording available below as it highlights many of the changes listed in our FAQs, recent AFS News Articles and Help and Learning postings regarding the 21-22 cycle. Alternatively, you may click through the presentation.

For your convenience, below is a list of helpful links featured during the webinar.

Please also note that the 21-22 versions of the following documents are now/will soon be available on Help and Learning.

Host Family Handbook & Addendum

Welcome to the USA & Addendum

Safety Tips for the USA & Addendum

AFS Guide for Participants Going Abroad & Addendum  (Coming week of June 14!)

Next on deck will be training for Travel Reps in late June/early July. Please stay tuned to MyAFS News for related information.

We look forward to working with you as we continue to prepare to welcome our NH21 participants and we thank you for all of your efforts on their behalf!