The NH23 Hosting Application Distribution Process is Ready!

The NH23 Hosting Application Distribution Process is Ready!

The NH23 Hosting Application Distribution Process is now available in Help & Learning!  The distribution plan applies both to our Core/Flagship and Sponsored Programs students. Please see below for a breakdown of Phase One and Phase Two.  You can find the full Help & Learning Article on the Hosting Distribution Plan here.

Overview of Placement Process

Phase One: Nationally Available

In response to volunteer feedback, the Nationally Available phase has been extended this year. Placement Teams will be able to view the entire complement of CORE, YES, FLEX and CBYX participants during this phase.

Placement Teams should enter an Area Team Hold request when wanting to show a specific student to a family and enter a Placed without Papers request when a family commits to hosting a specific student.

Phase One Highlights:

  • Once Hosting Operations and Sponsored Programs Staff have reviewed and accepted student applications, the applications will be made Nationally Available for placement in Global Link and will also be available/visible in the MyAFS Placements Widget.
  • All students are Nationally Available for placement in any Team.
    • However, please ensure that your team maintains an appropriate balance of participant characteristics (see below “Balancing Placement Characteristics”)
  • Sponsored Programs (SP) students (YES, FLEX, and CBYX) are Nationally Available for placement in any Sponsored Programs cluster.

Phase Two: Regionally Available

  • Beginning in April (date TBD), there will be a pause on student holds so that any students without a pending placement can be made Regionally Available starting the following week (date TBD).
  • Regional Field Specialists will represent their Region’s Area Teams’ preferences/placement limitations – and ensure that an appropriate balance of participant characteristics are represented in the Regional participant pool.
    • Please ensure you share your Area Team’s participant preferences/placement limitations and please recognize that not all selected for the Regional pool of participants will meet all preferences/limitations.
      • Regional Field Specialists will work with their Region’s Area Teams to ensure a coordinated effort in working to place the Regional pool of participants.
  • Directly thereafter, Core and Sponsored Programs students will be linked to Regions as Regionally Available by our Hosting Operations and Sponsored Programs staff.
  • During this phase, Regional volunteers will have the opportunity to get to know specific students to share with schools, Area Team volunteers, and potential host families.
    • Regional volunteers are encouraged at this time to:
      • Make adjustments to student bios to ensure they are well-positioned for placement in their Region/local communities.
      • Share bios in your community/Area Team/schools and work to identify families for these specific students with resources and support from your Regional Field Specialist.

If you have questions about this process, please contact your Regional Field Specialist (RFS) and/or check out the Frequently Asked Questions. Thank you!