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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:

  1. Submission and processing of the online Host Family Application, including photos of your home and family.
  2. Completed criminal background screenings for all members of the household 18 years or older.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).