When planning Arrival Orientation, Teams will need to take into consideration that their hosted students may be subject to quarantine depending on one or more of the following:
- Whether the student is fully vaccinated
- CDC recommendations regarding international travel
- Local or state-specific requirements
- Any host school requirements
Taking the above into consideration, we recognize that circumstances will vary among individuals and across Teams, therefore, Teams have the option to hold their Arrival Orientation in-person or in a virtual format with one week of the student’s arrival. Keep in mind, however, that any in-person orientation must include a virtual option given that some volunteers, participants and host families will be more comfortable attending a virtual orientation. Please consult Best Practices for Organizing In-Person Orientations and Events if planning to hold an in-person event or orientation.
Please also consult the below page which contains important information regarding planning for hosted student arrivals and Arrival Orientation.
2021 Arrival Orientation materials will be updated and provided in the coming weeks.
2020 materials remain below for your reference in the meantime.
- 2020 AFS Arrival Orientation
- Travel Documents, Health Form Addendum & ID Card Review
- I-94 Arrival/Departure Record
- 2020 Arrival Orientation and Event/Host Family Pickup Overview
Arrival Orientation Optional Materials
- Questions for your Guidance Counselor
- AFS Chain of Communication
- Keys to a Successful Year
- 2020 Pre-Arrival Orientation Recording- This is a recording of a Pre-Arrival Orientation Webinar targeting inbound students, designed to highlight US placement realities in the time of COVID-19.
- 2018 Arrival Orientation Leader Guide