2021-22 FLEX (NH 21 Academic Year) Arrival Dates
Please find tentative arrival dates for the NH21 Academic Year FLEX students below. Due to ongoing fluctuations in airline schedules and country entry/exit restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, all inbound dates are subject to change.
Local pick-ups: American Councils for International Education plans to use JFK and IAD for international arrivals (see arrival airports in chart below). Students who are placed nearby these airports need to be picked up on their actual, international arrival date, and will not overnight with the rest of the group. Please note that for IAD arrivals who are placed in the region, we cannot book flights to BWI or DCA. For arrivals who are placed in the JFK vicinity, we cannot book travel to LGA, EWR, HPN, or certain other regional airports.
International Arrival Date
International Arrival Airport
Host Community Arrival (for non-local pick-ups)
Host Community Arrival Day of Week
|Kazakhstan Group 1||KZN||12-Aug-21||IAD||13-Aug-21||Friday|
|Kazakhstan Group 2||KZN||31-Aug-21||IAD||1-Sep-21||Wednesday|
2021-22 YES (NH 21 Academic Year) Arrival Dates
Please find tentative arrival dates for the NH21 YES students below (all students are Academic Year except the Malaysians, who will be on program for the fall semester - SMysNH21). Due to ongoing fluctuations in airline schedules and country entry/exit restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, all inbound dates are subject to change.
Local pick-ups: American Councils for International Education and AFS plan to use EWR, JFK, IAD, MIA and SFO for international arrivals (see arrival airports in chart below). Students who are placed nearby these airports need to be picked up on their actual, international arrival date, and will not overnight with the rest of the group. For international arrivals, please note that:
- For students arriving into IAD who are placed in the region, we cannot book flights to BWI or DCA.
- For students arriving into JFK/EWR who are placed in the region, we cannot book travel to LGA, EWR (for ACIE travel), HPN, or certain other regional airports.
- For students arriving into SFO who are placed in the region, we cannot book travel to SJC or SMF.
MIUSA Orientation: All AFS-placed students with a disability will be attending the MIUSA orientation in Washington DC from August 10-11 and will travel to their host communities on August 12.
|Country||IOC||International Arrival Date||International Arrival Airport||Host Community Arrival (for non-local pick-ups)||Host Community Arrival Day of Week|
|Bangladesh (group 1)||BNG||3-Aug-21||EWR||4-Aug-21||Wednesday|
|Bangladesh (group 2)||BNG||27-Aug-21||IAD||28-Aug-21||Saturday|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||BSH||19-Aug-21||IAD||20-Aug-21||Friday|
|Indonesia* (group 1)||INA||11-Aug-21||IAD to be confirmed||12-Aug-21||Thursday|
|Indonesia* (group 2)||INA||25-Aug-21||IAD to be confirmed||26-Aug-21||Thursday|
|Israel - Arab Communities||
|Pakistan (students flying from Islamabad)||PKS||26-Aug-21||IAD||27-Aug-21||Friday|
|Pakistan (students flying from Karachi)||PKS||3-Aug-21||EWR||4-Aug-21||Wednesday|
|Suriname||SRN||24-Aug-21||MIA||24- or 25-Aug||Tues or Wed|
|Tunisia (group 1)||TNS||9-Aug-21||IAD||10-Aug-21||Tuesday|
|Tunisia (group 2)||TNS||23-Aug-21||IAD||24-Aug-21||Tuesday|
* countries with asterisks are AFS recruiting partners.
2021-22 CBYX (NH 21 Academic Year) Arrival Dates
CBYX participant arrival dates follow those of AFS Core student arrivals. More details about AFS Core and CBYX student arrival dates can be found here.
Please note: Return dates for CBYX participants are still being confirmed with program sponsors.