The planned arrival dates for Core (non-ECA Sponsored Program) participants are August 10 and September 8, 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. Students with a confirmed placement by July 26, are expected to arrive in the US during the August 10 travel date, while students whose placement is confirmed after July 27 and before September 1 will arrive on September 8. 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 2022 depending on their program.
International Arrival Requirements for the US (e.g., COVID-19 PCR/Antigenic Test Requirements) will be communicated to participants in advance of their arrival to the US by our AFS Network Partners abroad to help ensure a smooth arrival.