ADS Reference 253sah

Pre-Departure Guide for U.S.-Based Participant Training & Exchange Visitor Programs

Additional Help ADS Chapter 253

New Edition Date: 06/14/2012
Responsible Office: E3/ED
File Name: 253sah_061412


The orientation may include other participants and program stakeholders, including staff from USAID, the program implementer, host country officials, and your employer (if applicable). The orientation generally covers four areas: program objectives; administrative and policy issues; cultural aspects; and, methods of learning. This guide covers many of these topics broadly, but the orientation you will receive prior to departure from your country should provide you with specific details that are unique to your particular program. This guide is meant to accompany the orientation session, and it can serve as a reference for you to use before, during, and after your program.