The AFS-USA Travel Department will communicate with each Area Team and work with the volunteers in coordinating and planning the departures of the host participants from their host communities where they will start their return travel back home.
Return international travel is viewable in Global Link and MyAFS (see below).
It is important to note that our host participants may have different departure dates from the Team depending on their program. For example, our Sponsored Programs Host Participants have different departure dates from our "core" AFS Host Participants.
Keep reading to learn about:
- Departure Day Dates
- End-of-Stay and Departure Day Guidelines
- How to see Hosted Student travel information in MyAFS
Information about the End of Stay Orientation that happens just prior to departure can be found here.
Departure Day (D-Day) Dates for 2020
For NH20, participant return dates will be scheduled within two weeks after their school end date.
End-of-Stay and Departure Guidelines for NH20 and SMscSH21
Due to COVID-19, revised guidelines for EOS coming soon!
How to see Hosted Participant travel information in MyAFS and Global Link
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.
There are also three reports in Global Link that are helpful for planning and coordinating departures, including one specifically for YES and FLEX Sponsored Programs students.