Below is information regarding the End of Stay (EoS) Orientation for hosted students that occurs just prior to departure. Departure Day travel information can be found in the Plan Hosted Student Departures section. Some teams may choose to combine their EOS with their Pre-Return Orientation, which includes a virtual option. In either case, please make sure to review the FAQ and Travel Info for Participants for 2021 End-of Stay/Departures with participants.
This orientation is intended to be a farewell event that gives students the chance to thank their host family and gain a bit of closure, while giving them a final opportunity to bond as soon-to-be AFS Returnees.
All of the resources you need to conduct an End of Stay orientation are listed below and attached.
- End of Stay Planning/Departure Day Guidelines
- End of Stay Leader Guide
- Survey of EOS Orientation (if using printed copies of the survey)
- FAQ and Travel Info for Participants for 2021 End-of Stay/Departures
- Editable Certificate of Appreciation
- People Bingo (optional game/ice-breaker activity)
- Additional Activities Booklet
Please note that the End of Stay Orientation doesn’t have an optional PowerPoint. The reason is so everyone can stay focused on being “present” and “in the moment” during EoS. If you need to conduct your End of Stay virtually, please use adapt the EoS activities as you see fit or use the virtual Pre-Return Orientation presentation and include review of the FAQ and Travel Info for Participants for 2021 End-of Stay/Departures.