Calendar of Events on the Steinbeck Coast

Main Events for AFS Year 2017-1018
See exact times and locations on our Facebook page


July 25 - New Host Family Orientation - Salinas

August 9-10 - New host students will arrive in the US!!

August 12 - New Student Arrival Orientation - Salinas (Mandatory for all students*)
contact Danielle A

September 8 - Second Wave of Hosted Students Arrive

September 10 -10AM to 2PM - Welcome Party - Official Launch Day 2017-18 
(Mandatory Families/Students*)
Monterey Youth Center 
Contact: Greg

September 23, 24 - Sat 11AM - Sun 4PM  Post-Arrival Sleepover Orientation
 Paicenes, CA  - (Mandatory for all hosted Students*)
Contact: Caren and/or Janelle

December 3    Holiday Party and Talent/NoTalent Show 
Prunedale Grange Hall
Bring friends and family for an international holiday party with food from around the world!


February 3    Mid-year Orientation - (Mandatory Check in for students - families Welcome)
Location to be announced

May 6  - 12 noon to 4PM - Pre-Return and Pre-Departure Orientations
(Mandatory for all hosted students, host families and US students preparing to go abroad)
Royal Oaks Park, Prunedale
Picnic lunch will be served
June 24  End of Stay Orientation - Last day for hosted students (Mandatory*)
Location to be announced

* Mandatory = the Department of State oversees international educational exchange. They mandate that all high school exchange  students and families attend these meetings as part of the exchange experience.