The AFS Host Family Learning Journey covers the AFS experience before, during and after the hosting program. The program’s primary goals are to help your family:
- Explore and build your intercultural awareness and understanding as individual global citizens and as a family and
- Better support your hosted student’s integration into a new culture and intercultural educational experience.
The AFS Host Family Learning Journey is based on the 14 AFS Learning Objectives for Host Families (developed by AFS international experts in intercultural learning) and is facilitated by trained AFS volunteers and staff. It Includes engaging and informative orientation sessions, monthly learning reflections, activities with the host student and a newsletter written specifically to enhance your hosting experience. The AFS Learning Objectives for Host Families are designed to help your family improve in four areas:
- Communication Skills and Empathy
- Intercultural Competence
- Global Concern.