In order to be a liaison, three online training courses are required:
- Hosting & Support Affiliations Training (HSA)
- Department of State Local Coordinator Training (DoS)
- Liaison Training
The Liaison Training is a three-part course that introduces new and returning Liaisons to the key roles and responsibilities of this critical volunteer position with AFS.
In order to satisfy AFS-USA's requirement for this training, you must complete each of the modules described below. This training should be completed in one of the following web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
Module 1 - Liaison Roles & Responsibilities
The first module in AFS-USA's Liaison Orientation online learning introduces you to some of the key roles and responsibilities of an AFS Liaison.
Module 2 - Supporting Cultural Learning & Cultural Adjustment
The second module in AFS-USA's Liaison Orientation online learning digs into the topics of Culture and Cultural Learning, while illustrating ways in which Liaisons can best support host families and participants in their journeys together.
Module 3 - Communication Strategies
The third module covers several topics involving communication techniques and strategies that should help Liaisons throughout the AFS exchange experience.