We are happy to share that AFS India Hosting Team is gearing up with zeal and enthusiasm for the upcoming Hosting Cycle. One important milestone achieved in the hosting cycle was to empower the support and backbones of our process-the host families and counsellors.

Host Family and Counsellors Orientations were organized in all 20 hosting chapters – Jodhpur, Gwalior, Nashik, Pune, Bangalore, Karaikudi, Chennai, Kolkata, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Varanasi, Nabha, Bhopal, Indore, Rajkot, Mumbai, Ooty and Delhi in the month of May and June, 2019. With the aim to provide host families and counsellors with the necessary skills to have fun as they host, know the “why” of our AFS experience, learn through their intercultural encounters and support the participants better, the orientation served as an important platform for host families to talk about their expectations, fears and apprehensions before the participants arrive. The orientation is instrumental to ensure that they are all ready to take on the exchange experience as well. The orientation touched bases with AFS Educational Goals, Cultural Adaptation Journey, DIVE amongst many other concepts.

We are grateful to our volunteers for supporting in conducting the orientations and skillfully facilitating the same at different chapters. We look forward to having a successful hosting cycle.