The Florida Area Team conducts five mandatory orientations with hosted students throughout the school year.  These are typically held every 2 or 3 months and take place as overnight events and include social activities such as beach trips, swimming in springs or participating in local cultural activities. In addition we strive to involve the students in as many local cultural events as possible.   Volunteers are usually needed to help transport students to the events, chaperone and/or act as group leaders.  Please click on the Contact Us link if you are interested in assisting with any of these events:

For the 2016-2017 School year the following events are planned:

  • Saturday August 13th - Arrival Orientations - Orlando / Fort Lauderdale / Tampa / Fort Myers
  • Saturday September 17 - Sunday September 18th - Post Arrival Orientation- Manasota Beach, Florida
  • Saturday January 7th - Sunday January 8th - Volunteering - Disney 1/2 and full marathons 
  • January 14-16th 2017 - Mid-Year Orientation - Easter Seals Camp Challentge, Sorrento, FL
  • February 2017 - Disney / Kennedy Space Center Weekend
  • April 28-30th, 2017 - Pre-Return Orientation - Location - Camp Joy, Apopka, Florida
  • June 2017 - End-of-Stay Orientation / Return Home - Orlando, Florida