NL: Buitenlandse studenten die hun AFS-jaar doorbrengen in Nederland, horen zich aan bepaalde regels te houden omdat zij onder de verantwoordelijkheid van AFS vallen. Wanneer deelnemers willen reizen, dienen ze dit formulier in te vullen. Er gelden verschillende regels voor reizen binnen Nederland en reizen buiten Nederland.

EN: Students who spend their AFS-year in the Netherlands should follow rules because AFS is responsible. When foreign students want to travel, they have to fill in this form. There are different rules for trips inside the Netherlands, and trips abroad.

RULES FOR TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE NETHERLANDS:

OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS DURING SCHOOL HOURS
AFS, school trip or with member of host family (18+) Unlimited, permission of AFS and host family and natural family is required AFS, school trip or with member of host family (18+) Max of 5 missed schooldays during your exchange year, permission of AFS, school, natural parents and host family required
With non-related, non-AFS Under 18: Not allowed
Over 18: Allowed
With non-related, non-AFS Under 18: Not allowed
Over 18: Not allowed
With member of family (18+) Unlimited, permission of AFS and host family and natural family is required With member of family (18+)  Discouraged. Max of 5 missed schooldays during your exchange year, permission of AFS, school, natural parents and host family required
Independent

Under 18: Allowed only if you stay with relatives in Europe or another AFS host family in Europe.

You need to ask permission and the family you stay with needs to write AFS NED an e-mail confirming you will stay at their home.

Over 18: allowed

Independent Under 18: Allowed only if you stay with relatives in Europe or another AFS host family in Europe.

You need to ask permission and the family you stay with needs to write AFS NED an e-mail confirming you will stay at their home.

Over 18: allowed

Max of 5 missed schooldays during your exchange year, permission of AFS, school, natural parents and host family required


RULES FOR TRAVEL IN THE NETHERLANDS:

OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS DURING SCHOOL HOURS
AFS, school trip or with member of host family (18+) Unlimited, permission of host family required AFS, school trip or with member of host family (18+) Max of 5 missed schooldays during your exchange year, permission of school and host family required
With non-related, non-AFS Unlimited, permission of host family required With non-related, non-AFS Not allowed
With member of family (18+) Unlimited, permission of host family required With member of family (18+) Discouraged. Max of 5 missed schooldays during your exchange year, permission of school and host family required
Independent Unlimited, permission of host family required Independent Not allowed

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS:

  • For International Independent Travel outside school hours which includes an overnight stay, permission is, AT ALL TIMES, required from AFS Netherlands, your host family and your natural parents.
  • For National Independent Travel outside school hours which includes an overnight stay, permission is required from your host family.
  • International Independent Travel which includes an overnight stay will only be authorised when staying with relatives or with another AFS family or when the student is 18 years or older.
  • In exceptional circumstances, AFS may allow independent travel during school hours. Permission from school is required. School needs to email AFS office to confirm your absent days. Overall max of 5 missed schooldays during your exchange year.
  • Where needed, AFS Netherlands will obtain permission from your natural parents. Please make sure they are informed of your plans in advance.
  • All Travel Request Forms should be sent/mailed to the office at least 2 weeks prior to the departure date.
  • AFS Netherlands reserves the right to refuse Independent Travel. Students who do not comply with AFS Netherlands’ regulations will be disciplined and may be expelled from the program.
  • When going abroad on an approved trip, your AFS health insurance remains valid. However, please make sure to take out additional insurance for your luggage.
  • When travelling you are still required to adhere to the AFS participation agreement terms and conditions, if you travel independently, with family members or with a non-AFS group and violate the agreement you may be sent home.
  • Independent travel under 18 is allowed under the condition that you are staying with another AFS host family or with relatives. Independent travel under 18 with a stay in a hotel/hostel or non-AFS or non-relative home is not allowed.
    If you want to visit an AFS host family or relatives please provide AFS Netherlands an e-mail from the (host) family stating they are inviting you, on which days and that they will pick you up at the (train) station/airport
  • AFS NED will contact AFS in your country in order to get permission from your parents.