All types of families are encouraged to apply to host and there is no “typical” American Councils host family. Families come in all shapes and sizes, including those with and without children at home, young couples, “empty nesters,” single adults, and single parents.
All American Councils students are participants on merit‐based scholarship programs funded by the U.S. Government. While in the U.S., American Councils students are actively involved in school life and activities, perform volunteer community service, make cultural presentations, and participate in enrichment activities organized by their local coordinator. Upon their return home, students become members of the alumni network in their home country, where they apply the skills and experiences gained in the U.S.