Information Available to the Public
Short bios are available on the www.afsusa.org website as a way to give the general public a brief introduction to our students. This feature is often referred to as Meet the Students. Finding students this way only gives very basic information and does not include important facts that are useful when matching a student and a family. For example, a student's pet allergies or dietary restrictions are not obvious on Meet the Students. Thus, it is important to be able to find more detailed student information when talking to interested host families.
Information Available to Volunteers
MyAFS has a "Placements" widget so that all AFS volunteers can see students available to come to their team. This widget features a short bio of the student and the student's letter to the host family. We hope to further develop this widget over time.
To find more information about our students in Global Link, please check out these handy guides. You may not have access to the Hosted Participant Section of Global Link if you do not have the correct affiliation and/or training (Department of State Certification and Hosting & Support Affiliations Training). Please contact your TDS if you need access or have any difficulty finding the information you seek.
- Overview on using the Hosted Participant Section of Global Link
- Guide to Searching for Hosted Participant Records
- 2017 Standard About Me Search Terms
- How to Find Newly Released Hosted Students
- How to find Sponsored Programs (YES & CB) Students
Before sharing student information with families, please be sure to review the Guidelines for Promoting AFS Students. Thank you!