The planned arrival dates for Core (non-ECA Sponsored Program) participants are August 11 and September 9, 2021, unless otherwise agreed by AFS-USA with Sending Partner. 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 participant'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. Information about Sponsored Program participant arrival dates will be made available here as it is released.
International Arrival Requirements for the USA (e.g., COVID-19 PCR Test Requirements) will be communicated to participants in advance of their arrival to the USA by our AFS Network Partners abroad to help ensure a smooth arrival this fall.