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.
The student selection process is merit‐based and not needs‐based. Most students come from what are considered middle class families in their home country. Some students may come from more modest families or wealthier families. Some students may bring a credit card or their own laptop, though most students will probably bring only some extra cash from home.