Teams have the option to hold in-person or virtual orientations. However, any in-person orientation must include a virtual option given that some volunteers, participants and host families will be more comfortable attending a virtual orientation.
AFS-USA staff have developed Best Practices for Organizing In-Person Events and Orientations to aid volunteers in their event planning.
Volunteers must continue to follow state, territorial, tribal, and local recommendations and requirements for in-person gatherings.
Orientation materials for hosted students are being revised on a rolling basis to include content specific to the 2021-22 cycle, and to accommodate a virtual format.
The Host Family Orientation materials for 2021-2022 are now available.