The best and easiest place to look for the most updated information on our AFS Study Abroad programs is to start at the AFS-USA website at www.afsusa.org/study-abroad/. Here you will find information about all of our programs, country options, eligibility, dates, fees, and overviews.
Please pull the Study Abroad Programs and Pipeline Report, here, for more specific information about our programs and applicants in line for that program. You will be able to see eligibility requirements, travel dates, available spots, and the number of applicants working on their application. If you see a negative number, that means that there is a waitlist.
To use the Study Abroad Programs and Pipeline Report:
1. Go to the Reports Section of Global Link and find the Study Abroad Programs and Pipeline Report:
2. Select output method (.PDF or Excel).
It might take a few seconds for the report to download!
3. Select View Report:
The information in this report is subject to change based on when AFS-USA receives program information from our international partners. Additionally, the information about the pipeline, and available spots, will change whenever spots are reserved by applicants. For these reasons, this report should be pulled when needed in order to have the most current and accurate information.
4. How to Read this Report:
This report contains the below information:
- Country - This is the host country.
- Program - This describes what kind of program the applicant is applying to. Typically, these are based on the length of the program, such as Academic Year, Academic Semester, Summer, or Global Prep.
- Program Cycle - NH and SH designate when the program departs. NH stands for "Northern Hemisphere" and typically includes start dates from June through September. SH stands for "Southern Hemisphere" and typically includes start dates from January through March.
- Program Year - This is the year the program will depart.
- Matrix Spots Allocated - This number represents how many spots are available within each program. These spots are negotiated between AFS partners.
- Spots Remaining - This number represents the remaining spots on the program. A spot becomes claimed once a participant has paid their program deposit ($500). If there is a negative number this means that there is a waitlist for the program.
- App Fee Paid - This is how many students have paid an application fee ($75 for summer programs and $200 for Year and Semester) for the program. Once paid, the applicant will be connected to an AFS Study Abroad Specialist, who will guide them through the application. At the same time, this is an important trigger for an AFS Volunteer to reach out and coordinate an AFS Study Abroad interview.
- Transferred to Partner - This is the number of complete applications that AFS-USA has formally sent to the overseas partner for their Review and Acceptance.
- Partner Accepted - This is the number of participants who have been accepted by the partner country, and therefore AFS. They are officially ready to go!
- Host Family Assigned - This is the number of Accepted Participants who have received a Host Family placement.
- Transfer Deadline - This is the last day that a completed application can be sent from AFS-USA to the host country for their review. This means that the Study Abroad interview must be submitted before this date. We do not want to wait until the last day possible, as countries may not accept an applicant after this date. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so the sooner you're able to complete an interview, the sooner they can be transferred to the partner (and therefore, host family finding can begin!).
- Grads Accepted - This is marked by a Y or N for yes or no. This shows the programs that can accept students who will have graduated from their high school prior to the program's start date.
- Program Fees - This is the cost of the program prior to any scholarships that may be awarded.
- Birth date to and Birth Date From - This is the range that a student's birthday needs to fall between to be eligible for the program. Click here for the staff member's contact information.
- Program Staff Owner - This is the staff member who will work with any applicant who is in line for this program.
If you have any questions about using this report, please reach out to email@example.com. Thank you!