The Welcome to the USA handbook is given to all AFS host students prior to their arrival into the U.S. You can download a copy of this handbook as a 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 students to lose or forget to bring a copy of the handbook when they travel to the U.S.
An addendum to the 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.