Resources to Promote Hosting

Having a normal day can change the world

Having a normal day can change the world

Have you considered hosting a foreign exchange student?

By providing an authentic family experience to a foreign exchange student participating in US State Department Programs, you are changing the world. 

It's not hard to host -- you provide the student with a loving, primarily English-speaking environment that includes three meals a day (such as you feed yourself or your family), transportation to school (often a school bus), and a place to sleep.  

From the Archives: American Councils Host Families Share Their Experiences

From the Archives: American Councils Host Families Share Their Experiences

From the archives: American Councils host families speak about the long-term impact of hosting on their families and on their communities in this Huffington Post article. In the words of one of our returning host families: "You can do it! You will never forget the school year these students spend with you. It is so exciting to greet them, and so sad to see them go.

Everytown, USA - A Home Away From Home (American Councils)

Everytown, USA - A Home Away From Home (American Councils)

Why host? An exchange student shares her story of discovering a passion for community service in the US and, in the process, finding a "home away from home".

Going Home, We're Not Going to Stop! (American Councils)

Going Home, We're Not Going to Stop! (American Councils)

Why host? Listen to students reflect on their American experience and how their exchange year has encouraged them to make changes in their home communities. Discover the magic of opening your home to cultural youth ambassadors and future leaders!

Kwa pamoja tunaweza! Let's Do It Together! (American Councils)

Kwa pamoja tunaweza! Let's Do It Together! (American Councils)

Why host? Watch one family reveal their decision to jump in and open their home for the first time to an exchange student. A school administrator also discusses the impact a YES student had on her US high school and student body.

Open Up Your Heart And Just Do It! (American Councils)

Open Up Your Heart And Just Do It! (American Councils)

Why host? One American family discusses the bond they created with their two "sons" and the positive impact that two American Councils YES students made on their small community.

Host A Student With American Councils!

Host A Student With American Councils!

Why host? Watch four host families talk about the impact their YES students had on their families and their host communities.

 

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