The current planned arrival dates for CORE (non-ECA Sponsored Program) participants are August 11 & September 9, 2021, unless otherwise agreed by AFS-USA with the participant and host family. August or September arrival dates are determined based on the timing of when the student’s placement is finalized. Requests to arrive on a date earlier than a participant’s planned/approved arrival date will be handled on a case-by-case basis and will only be considered if it is a requirement from the student’s host school.
ECA Sponsored Program participant arrival dates will follow a similar timeline to past years with students arriving from late July through early September 2021 depending on their program. More specific dates will be made available once the Department of State has confirmed actual travel dates.