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.
American Councils students are provided with a pre‐departure orientation (PDO), travel to/from the U.S. and their host community, post‐arrival orientation, mid‐year orientation, and re‐entry workshop. Each student also receives a monthly stipend ($125), health insurance, funding for school‐related expenses ($300), and is supported by an American Councils Local Coordinator in or near the host family’s community. Funding is provided to the local coordinator for organizing enrichment activities.