AFS students will travel to the domestic airport(s) linked to your team. Once a student is placed and our Field staff have confirmed school end dates, our partners will be sent an email with the airport and arrival/departure dates. Given flight schedules/routing challenges, we expect that some students may not be able to be through-ticketed--or may travel on August 12. Our Travel and Logistics Coordination team will work closely with our sending partners to provide guidance with bookings to ensure they meet our booking requirements. As most students will be through-ticketed, in many cases, their arrivals will be later in the evening. For more information about CORE NH21 Arrivals, please refer to this MyAFS News announcement.
In April 2021, AFS-USA began notifying our partners of airports ("Host Distribution Sites") and arrival/return dates for all family placement confirmed (FPC) placements. On May 10, AFS-USA began notifying our partners of airports (“Host Distribution Sites”) for Placed without Papers (PWP) participants. Some partners will choose to book travel as they receive this information while others will wait until most of their students have a fully compliant placement (FPC) and/or students have their visa appointments/ visas in hand. Therefore, while some participants’ travel details will be available in Global Link sooner, we expect that international flight details for all participants will be viewable in Global Link less than two weeks prior to arrival.