Thank you for your interest in hosting an American Councils student!
Before a placement with a student in your home can be finalized, the following are needed as part of American Councils‘ placement process:
- Submission and processing of the online Host Family Application, including photos of your home and family.
- Completed criminal background screenings for all members of the household 18 years or older. We recommend completing the Background Screening before you submit the host family application.
- Personal references, an in-home interview, and school enrollment for the student at an accredited local high school, all completed by an American Councils representative.
- A Host Family Orientation after your family is approved, but before your student arrives, conducted by an American Councils representative.
Note: Host families for STEM CAMP for Girls (Colorado Springs)
If you are applying to be a host familly for STEM Camp for Girls in Colorado Springs, please use our Host Family Application linked on this page. You do not need to complete page 6 (school information).