You’re Invited to a National Support Workshop

You’re Invited to a National Support Workshop

The AFS-USA Support Team would like to invite you to a multi-day, virtual Support Workshop in preparation for the 2021-2022 cycle.

Invitations were sent to all Liaisons, Support Coordinators, and Associate Support Coordinators identified for the upcoming cycle. If you didn’t receive this invite and would like to join, please follow the link below and click “Sign-up” in the top right:

Here is a glimpse of the workshop itinerary. You can customize your personal workshop schedule by clicking on individual workshop sessions once signed in to the link above.

Tuesday, July 27th

6pm EDT: Opening and Welcome! A year in review and a look to the future

7pm EDT: Support and the AFS Learning Goals: Maximizing intercultural learning in support, and the contributions of an Intercultural Learning focus to success in the support process

8pm EDT: AFS Stakeholders: A review of who is who, communication protocols, and reporting

9pm EDT: Social time! AFS Trivia Night!

Wednesday, July 28th

6pm EDT: Support tools and proactive support: a review

7pm EDT: Important need-to-know’s for support volunteers: the AFS participant medical plan and AFS requirements for volunteers

8pm EDT: Best practices for dialogue facilitation and mediation

9pm EDT: Social time! AFS Bingo!

Saturday, July 31st

1pm EDT: Common Support Issues

2pm EDT: Wellness and Mental Health: Caring for students, caring for ourselves


All trainings and materials will also be made available to all volunteers and volunteer leaders for team-use after the workshop is complete.

Please contact with any questions regarding the Workshop.