Host a Student

Share your Corner of America

Our Students are Exceptional 

Since 1993, nearly 40,000 exchange students have dedicated more than one million hours to volunteering throughout the United States.

Share your corner of America

For decades, our exceptional exchange students have shared meals, holidays, and laughter with American host families. To date, more than 40,000 students from 50 countries have been hosted in every US state, thanks to generous and welcoming American families of every kind.

Sponsored on US-government scholarships, exchange students supported by American Councils spend an academic year at local high schools, eagerly sharing their cultures, contributing to their new communities, and joining school activities.

Whether you live in a major city or rural community, you can offer our bright and ambitious students with an authentic and positive American experience. In return, your family will learn about the world through the eyes of a teenage ambassador, from cultural traditions to food, music, and language.

Our Washington, DC-based team and a local coordinator in your community will support you along the way. Our students can’t wait to meet you.

Get Involved

Learn more about how to host an exchange student here or contact inbound@americancouncils.org




Short-term Hosts

Our professional-level programs often need short-term host families, too. These include scholarship programs like:

Professional Fellowship Program (PFP): Young professionals (25-35) from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine shadow their counterparts in the US for approximately six weeks in October-November.
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Individuals or families interested in hosting may contact PFP@americancouncils.org.

YSEALI: Young professionals (25-35) from Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam shadow their counterparts in the US for approximately six weeks in October-November.

Individuals or families interested in hosting may contact YSEALI@americancouncils.org.