Host a Bright, Young Scholarship Student!
- Interested in learning about another culture?
- Looking for an opportunity to share your own culture and community?
- Able to provide 3 meals a day and a bed?
- Ready for a new and exciting year?
Every year American Councils recruits host families who are willing to open their homes to international high school exchange students on the following programs:
FLEX - The students hail from countries of the former Soviet Union including Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Moldova.
YES - Students come from countries with significant Muslim populations, including Albania, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Egypt, Gaza, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Israel (Arab Communities), Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, West Bank, and Yemen.
A-SMYLE - Students come from Serbia and Montenegro on this leadership based exchange program.
ExCEL - Students come from Lithuania to share their culture and learn about American culture in turn.
The students are active with their host families and communities by completing volunteer work, making country presentations and sharing their culture and represent their home countries as young ambassadors. Host families provide the student with 3 meals a day, a bed to sleep in, and a welcoming environment. As a host family for one of our scholarship students, you have a unique opportunity to be engaged firsthand in a cultural exchange experience.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone: 202-833-7522, ask to speak with someone in the Inbound Department
Deadline Date: We accept applications from host families all year.
Eligibility: In order to host, you must be able to clear our host family vetting process.
Length of Hosting: Families may host permanently for one academic year which is typically August through June. Families also have the option of becoming temporary welcome families for students who are just arriving to the U.S., whom they host for several months before the student moves to a permanent host family.
Financial Details: Students are provided medical insurance while on program, have an incidental fund available to them for school startup costs and receive a monthly stipend that is intended for their personal use on toiletries and social expenses. Please note that host families are not paid to host a student and are considered volunteers.