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Host Family Pre-Arrival Orientation


The Pre-Arrival Orientation for host families serves to check understanding of the YFU program, its policies, procedures, and support systems, along with clarifying expectations for the hosting experience, enhancing cultural awareness and introducing some tools to help with the transitional process. Though advice-giving is a part of the orientation, the emphasis must be more on providing families with the tools with which to face the unexpected and to work through the difficulties, having sufficient knowledge of adolescent behaviors, typical adjustment patterns, and YFU program resources.  


Requisite Sessions
To ensure that orientation programming is consistent in content and quality across the YFU network, we provide these requisite sessions. While their use is compulsory, orientation presenters are encouraged to implement their own teaching styles and methods as well as supplement with additional materials.

-Pre Arrival Summary & Guidance from E & T - Please read!
-2016-All PreArrival Sessions

Individual Sessions
1- Welcome
2- You & YFU
3- Cultural Awareness
4- Realistic Expectations
5- Adolescents & Family
6- In Safe Hands
7- Wrap Up

Optional Sessions
-From Visiting to Belonging / 3-5-8: Choice
-Session # 2- You & YFU Activities

Pre Arrival Webinar Q & A Sessions

After participating in a Pre Arrival orientation ( live or online) we invite you to click here to register to join an optional Q & A session.