American Councils

Partnership with American Councils

American Councils places College students with American host families. We have partnered with American Councils to provide families with more hosting opportunities. These students are part of the Year of Exchange in America for Russians (YEAR) program.

About the students:

  • Eager to learn about American society while sharing their customs, culture, and beliefs
  • Are selected on the basis of their outstanding academic abilities, flexibility, leadership skills, and commitment to cultural exchange
  • They undergo a rigorous selection process that includes essay writing, interviews, and language testing

These students are enrolled as full-time students at U.S. host institutions and complete coursework that includes at least one American studies subject each semester. Students also perform at least 20 hours of community service and conduct three informational interviews in their proposed field of study during their year in the U.S.

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We are currently looking for families in:

LaJunta, Colorado
Washington, District of Columbia
Savannah, Georgia
Fort Wayne, Indiana
University Center, Michigan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
St. Louis, Missouri
Lorman, Mississippi
Thomasville, North Carolina
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Vermillion, South Dakota
San Antonio, Texas
Appleton, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Morgantown, West Virginia
West Liberty, West Virginia
Laramie, Wyoming
Powell, Wyoming