Independent travel (travel without the host family and/or and AFS-USA Volunteer) is not expected to be permitted. Similarly, visits from family members and friends are not expected to be permitted.
International travel with the host family is also not expected be permitted, as AFS-USA cannot guarantee that the hosted participant would be permitted to re-enter the US.
School trips organized by a participant’s host school are considered part of the school program and are permitted so long as trip-related forms/waivers that require sending parent signatures are obtained (these can be obtained directly from the participant’s parents by the participant and/or host family)
As in previous years, an AFS-USA travel waiver is not required for school trips. If any changes to these policies are made, announcements will be made via MyAFS News.
AFS-USA will not offer Belo Tours for the 2021-22 school year. Belo Tours are optional independent travel tourism trips that incur an additional cost to participant/parent. These trips are facilitated by Belo Tours, a travel tour agency with whom AFS-USA has partnered for many years.