There are several states that require exchange organizations to register annually with the state. The primary reasons for registration include:
- Ability to host international exchange students in schools
- Ability for international exchange students to participate in school sports and extracurricular activities sponsored by the school
AFS-USA is responsible for completing the annual registration process for states that have this requirement. It is important that AFS teams and chapters in the states of Arkansas, California, Illinois, Minnesota and Washington are aware of these additional requirements and that you are familiar with the regulations in your state.
For more information about the requirements, regulations, and registration deadlines in these states, you can click on the links below that will take you to the state website. Please note that in some cases, schools may require proof that AFS-USA is registered in the state.
If you have any questions, please contact your TDS (Team Development Specialist)