The AFS-USA Travel Department will communicate with every Team and work with the volunteers in coordinating and planning the departures of the host students from their host communities to the gateway airport where they will start their return travel back home.
It is important to note that our host students may have different departure dates from the Team depending on their program. For example our Sponsored Programs Host Students have different departure dates from our "core" AFS Host Students and Community College Students.
Please keep reading to learn about
- Departure Day Dates
- How to see Hosted Student travel information in MyAFS
Departure Day Guidelines can be found here.
Departure Day (D-Day) Dates for 2019
- June 24, 2019 - Seattle and Los Angeles gateways
- June 25, 2019 - New York, Chicago, Dallas, Washington DC, and Minneapolis gateways
NOTE: Starting with NH18 departures, students hosted in New York State will depart the Monday after the last Regents/graduations.
How to see Hosted Student travel information in MyAFS
You can see the travel information for your Host Students in MyAFS by going to the Team widget (see screenshot below)
Click on the host student and you will go their page (see screenshot below). If you click on "Travel Info" which is located under their Medical Card and ID Card you will access their travel information on Global Link.