No. The gap between the end of the summer and the start of the overseas program is meant to be a break for participants to prepare for their overseas travel. Your flight to your overseas location will be arranged from your hometown or any other mainland US city that you prefer. Please do not book your own ticket. During the registration with American Councils, you will be asked to fill a form where your will provide your travel information and preferences. American Councils will then use that information to book your ticket.