AFS students move for a variety of reasons. It is important for AFS volunteers to be aware of the different types of moves and what is required in supporting and managing them.
What is a Move?
A move is an overnight stay with a family or an individual, including a volunteer, outside of the current fully screened Host Family that does not qualify as a "Prudent Parent" stay. For more information on the Prudent Parent Stays, please click here.
Types of Student Moves
Please see the attachment here that visually outlines all types of moves.
- A student spends the night in the home of a volunteer prior to an orientation the next day
- Student moves to a new Host Family for the rest of the year due to incompatibility with former host siblings.
- Student stays with another Host Family for two weeks while his host parents are out of town.
Below is a visual of the types of student moves.
*Prudent Parent stay: A stay of 4 nights or less, arranged by the current host family, with another responsible adult or family, i.e. somewhere they would let their own child stay.
Student has a sleepover at his best friend’s house.
Student spends a weekend with her host aunt while her host parents are out of town.