Links


Global Link: https://usa.afsglobal.org/AFSGlobal/

Monthly Contact Web Site (can be used on mobile devices) - use your Global Link login.
https://usa.afsglobal.org/mc/MonthlyContactMobile/Default_Login.aspx

AFS Wiki: www.afswiki.org

E-Groups - you must be a member of the group to post a message.
Host Families: afsdallashostfam14-15@googlegroups.com
Liaisons: afsdallasliaisons@googlegroups.com
Volunteers: AFSDallasChapter@yahoogroups.com

Students, families, volunteers: Facebook group AFS Dallas 2014-15 (by invitation only)

Belo USA Travel: http://www.belousa.com
Login: AFS   Password: adventure
Belo permission form
http://www.belousa.com/downloads/AFS_Stu_Authorization.pdf

Host Family Handbook
There are also country-specific host family handbooks for:

    Austria
    Germany
    India
    Indonesia
    Thailand
    Turkey

Culturegrams
http://online.culturegrams.com
Username: afsusa,  Password: cgrams

Independent Travel Guidelines
http://www.afswiki.org/index.php/Independent_Travel

Instructions for Travel Outside of the U.S.

Texas Education Agency Waivers Online
http://mansfield.tea.state.tx.us/Tea.Waivers.Web/Default.aspx

State Department Regulations
http://csiet.org/publications-resources/docs/J-Visa_Final_Rule.pdf
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-27200.pdf

Host Family Orientation
https://usa.afsglobal.org/AFSGlobal/GlobalLink/OnlineOrientation/HFOLogin.aspx?caller=hostfam
Log in using the same login and password as you used for your host family application. There are three modules, each with a presentation and a quiz. For each presentation, watch the information and click the blue link at the top right that says "Continue" until you get to the end. Answer the questions in the quiz. When finished, each will say "Passed" and the date on the Course Outline page. The Course Feedback Survey is not required. Only one host family member needs to take the online orientation.

Volunteer Registration
Here is the link for volunteer registration:
https://usa.afsglobal.org/volunteer/VolunteerRegistration/DefaultLogin.aspx
You have to first click on "Sign Up" and get a login, then you can fill out the application.