Placing a Student with a Family – Placed Without Papers Status (PWP)
When a family commits to hosting a particular student, a Placed without Papers request is entered into Global Link. The family name and school name must be entered with the request. Visit the Recording Placement Requests section to learn more. The PWP request may not be accepted or processed until all needed approvals are received. See the section on Getting Special Approvals for more information.
If a volunteer wants to place a student who is on Hold for another Team, the PWP request will not be honored until the PWPing volunteer has received approval from the volunteer who has the student on Hold, or until the current Hold expires. If there are additional "New" (unaccepted) AT Hold and/or CP requests in the queue prior to the PWP request, the person with the PWP request should contact each volunteer with a Hold/CP request in queue to ask them to allow the PWP request. If unwilling to allow the PWP, each Hold/CP requester will have 48 hours to finalize a placement. This is the Area Team Hold/CP Request Release Rule.
Once a family is fully screened Hosting Operations staff will assign the student a Family Placement Confirm (FPC) status and the host family application will be transferred to the partner country to share with the student, and the host family will receive an email with instructions for accessing the student's contact information.
Please see the Hosting Application Distribution Process for more details about placing students.