Who We Are

Our tight-knit team, part of American Councils for International Education, works exclusively with high school scholarship students (ages 15-18) from more than 50 countries on programs funded by the US government.

Each year, we assist approximately 100 students and their host families, as well as support and monitor our on-the-ground team of local coordinators throughout the country. Whether you are a host parent or family, a student, or a local coordinator, we are here to answer your questions, take care of logistics and paperwork, and make sure your experience is awesome!

Learn about our team members here.

24/7 SUPPORT
Our normal business hours are 9AM to 5PM EST. During those hours, call 202-833-7522. If you have an urgent situation outside of business hours, call 1-800-621-9559.

About American Councils

A nonprofit partner to the US government, American Councils implements several aspects of cultural and academic exchanges, from recruiting students overseas and identifying American host families, to monitoring and evaluating programs. We have a core team dedicated to high school exchange students, volunteer host families, and school communities so that every student, everywhere, has a successful exchange.

Learn more at americancouncils.org.