The Safety Tips for the USA and Welcome to the USA are handbooks provided to AFS hosted students prior to their arrival to the U.S. You can download these handbooks for your reference. It is also good to check to make sure that the hosted students in your community have a copy. It is not uncommon for AFS hosted students to lose or forget to bring their copy of the handbook when they are in the U.S. and on program.
An addendum to the Safety Tips and Welcome to the USA handbook can be found here. This addendum reflects new realities due to COVID-19. The information in this document supersedes related information found in Welcome to the USA and Safety Tips for the USA.
In addition, please see Major Changes to Welcome to the USA & Safety Tips 2021-2022 for a list of changes from the 2020-21 version of each document.